I step down off the soap box and let this lady handle it. Awesome post and she is now on the blog roll.
....................excerpt for your perusal and to pique your curiosity...................
The Vermont National Guard is just that, they are State Militia. The Hubs is a federal soldier. The National Guard spouses around here like to refer to themselves as ‘Army Wives’. They aren’t. I respect their significant others for the things that they do, but they are not, by any stretch of the imagination, soldiers. That being said, the Hubs is not a Marine, he is not a Sailor, he is not an Airman. He is a Soldier. A dog is not a cat, it’ll never meow.When you try to explain this to a Guard spouse, they get defensive, and often times throw a huge fit.My husband is a soldier, he got deployed, just like yours!I agree, your husband got deployed just like mine, but when he came home, he got to go back to a normal civilian life. When my husband got home, he still had to put on his ACUs and go to work, as a soldier.I agree, your husband got deployed, just like mine, but when he came home, he knew he wouldn’t get deployed again for at least another four years, in which time he probably wouldn’t have re-upped his contract. When my husband got home, he knew he could turn around and get deployed again. Period.My husband is a soldier, he has to go to drill!Yup. One weekend a month, two weeks a year.
Now, having spent four years as an active duty Soldier, and four years in the Virginia Army National Guard, I must take issue with Precious Cupcake and her petty arrogance.
Just who the bleeding, snorkeling fuck does she think she is?