I am currently an Army wife.....been one for 12 yrs. this go round.
In my first marriage, I was both an Army and Air Force wife as my first husband served a full term in each branch, then spent time in the Air Force Reserve following his two terms of military active duty service.
My first two children were born in military hospitals.....so, I guess you can call them "military brats" like all the other military kids across the nation are called.
The Army does care about their soldiers and their families.....perhaps not in the way we would want them too, but in their own government mentality.....they get the job done....one way or the other.
I have enjoyed being a military spouse. I love to travel. Living out of a suitcase and moving every few years (or less) is old hat to me since I moved constantly as a child, and again when I worked as a traveling nurse. I think it will be a hard adjustment for me to stay in one place once my husband retires from the military.......IF we are still married to one another that is.
There will be those times when your husband will be away from home for months, maybe even a year or more at a time......depending on what his MOS is (his job description/assignment) in the military.
I worked military hospitals for the better part of my nursing career, so I'm use to working as a DAC employee at a GS level with many active and reserve duty nurses, doctors, and other ancillary staff. If you and your husband are going to be nurses...whether you and he both join the service or not.....you will find your chances of advancement as nurses and the benefits as being very lucrative for yourselves.
If your husband goes to Ft. Lewis, WA.....let me know......I have two nephews there who could fill him in on things. One is Army and the other is Air Force.
"PM" me if I can answer anymore questions for you regarding the military. I could have joined as a nurse myself.....actually, I almost did join the Army Reserves in 1990.....I stiil have my Army Nurse Corp purse size mirror to prove it......but, I let that mirror remind me that I am soooooooo glad I did NOT join. If you join, I wish you all the best. :kiss