I'm new here. I've been reading the threads for a few days now and everyone seems real supportive. That helps alot, especially since one of my instructors made the comment the other day about how nurses eat their young.
I'm hoping that's not true once I hit the floors.
A little history. I think I'm older than most of you. I'm 38 yr old with two teenage sons. I spent 6 yrs active duty military until after I married and had my second child. I stayed with the kids until I hit 32, then I started college. My husband is active duty Coast Guard, so college has taken me a long time what with transfers and all. I graduate from my program this May (knock on wood, everyone pray for me!)
Right after I graduate we will be transferred again, this time to Boston, MA. I looking forward to the move except I would really have liked to work here in town for a while before I moved. So I'm a little nervous about that.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing from you ladies and gents.
Mar 11, '02
thanks for all the replies. it was great hearing from you guys.
sandra, we live out the back gate to nas pensacola (home of naval aviation and the blue angels) and we did a two year tour in va bch, my hubby was on the only coast guard boat stationed at nab little creek. we love being near navy bases. the services (commissary, exchange, etc.) are great. normally, coast guard units are off in little coastal communities with no base close by. the coast guard only has about 4 bases, the rest are small units we call groups or stations. it's like being married to a fireman and policeman all rolled up into one guy.
did you enjoy your time active duty?
julie, married to prior service army absolutely counts.
my husband's dad is retired army. he grew up in fayetteville, nc (fort bragg). i think that's why he went cg, so he wouldn't have to wear bdu's.
sorry, i get carried away sometimes.
thanks again mona and mary for your posts. it was really nice of you.
Last edit by paula4ms on Mar 11, '02