Being a military spouse comes with its own unique obstacles and opportunities. While everyone’s military life journey is unique, there are some universal experiences that we all can relate to.
1. When you can’t remember your sponsor’s stupid Social Security number.
via GIPHY2. When you show up to a mixer at a new duty station for the first time.
via GIPHY3. When it’s mid-July, the kids are all home, the spouse is deployed, and Murphy’s Law is in full effect.
via GIPHY4. When you’ve been waiting at the clinic for-ev-er…and the only end in sight is the even longer line for the base pharmacy.
via GIPHY5. When the only reason you showed up to the FRG is the snacks. via GIPHY
6. When people seem surprised if you have an education, a career, or aren’t what they expected of a military spouse.
via GIPHY7. When you go to a mandatory fun event.via GIPHY
8. When you get voluntold to do something you really, really, really, really don’t want to do… but it will reflect well on your spouse.
via GIPHY9. When you’re PCSing and you don’t want to leave.
10. When you’ve given up on ever getting orders.
via GIPHY11. When Skype freezes during a deployment call.
via GIPHY12. When a prospective employer asks you about all of the holes in your resume.
via GIPHY13. When you show up to the commissary and totally forgot it was payday.
via GIPHY14. When you’re not supposed to show affection while your spouse is in uniform, but they look really cute.
via GIPHY15. When you’re on the dance floor at a ball or command party and the song you’re dancing to is brand new to you (because you lived abroad for the last three years)… but everyone else knows it.
via GIPHY16. When you’re down to your very last nerve during deployment.
via GIPHY17. When you’re first married and have absolutely no idea what any of the military acronyms mean.
via GIPHY18. When your kids have a meltdown in the commissary and you’re shopping alone with no extra parental back-up.
via GIPHY19. When you hold your tongue when someone says, “You signed up for this.”
via GIPHY20. When you have no idea what the command’s homecoming protocol is.
via GIPHY21. When you finally made friends at your duty station… and someone has to move.