A T-shirt that I found online
My husband is preparing for deployment to Afghanistan soon. This will be his 2nd deployment in his Army career. He has already served in Iraq during 2006-07. This will be the first deployment my kids and I have experienced on the National Guard end. We were an active duty family during the first deployment.
When you are active duty, the families have so many more resources, connections, and events available to them during deployments. However, when you are in National Guard or Reserves, that is not always the case. So, I am working on putting together a "support" group for SPOUSES and CHILDREN of DEPLOYED soldiers.
This will be a local group and open to anyone who has a deployed spouse. TO PROTECT THE MEMBERS, each new member will need to fill out an application for membership and DOD-issued dependent ID will be required for anyone over the age of 13 yrs. old. This will be both an educational and supportive meeting group, but it will also be fun too! We will put together and attend events and fun things for kids and spouses to do! Both husbands with deployed wives and wives with deployed husbands can join! No joining fee at this time! Meeting place has not been confirmed yet but it will most likely be in Oxford. Meeting times and days are TBA. If interested, please contact me by leaving me a message in the comment section. If you are on Facebook and would like to be contacted via FB, please let me know what name to look up or you can leave your link. If you would rather email, please leave your email that you would like to be contacted at, and I will contact you.
Have a great day!!!