Friday, October 8, 2010


I guess I knew it was going to happen, so that's why I'm not shocked or surprised. Right after we moved back to CA in June we were informed that my husband's current squadron would be cutting him loose in December. He was suppose to be on 24 month orders. Because they are letting him go in December after only 8 months he is now being sent to Afghanistan in December. 

(and to get into why is too long, but it all boils down to "fit-reps" (evaluations for the Lieutenants) while he is in the squadron, he hogs up the #1 spot b/c he is the most senior so in turn "screws" more junior Lt.s while he's there. Squadron's solution: get rid of him, problem solved. Never mind that we just moved here in June, have a child in 1st grade that just started in September and now my husband has almost 2 extra years of "free-time" so getting sent to Afghanistan is inevitable!)

He leaves a couple days after Christmas. At least we have Christmas together....


  1. I'm sorry :( deployment is always so difficult. Just try to enjoy the time you have between now and then...your in my prayers!

  2. Jen, I'm so sorry to hear this. I don't know much about this sort of thing so I probably won't say the right things...but I'm sorry you'll be alone while he's gone and I'm sorry he'll be gone to someplace so far away (and probably dangerous?) You know your "online family" is here for you in whatever way you need.

  3. i am sorry I hate deployments

  4. Jen, all my love, admiration and many hugs for you!

    Bless you both!

  5. I am so sorry for you. We are not familiar with such issues but as a wife & mother, I can just imagine how difficult this will be for you & your family. Warm wishes from Tokyo, Japan.

  6. Just read your post about your hubby deploying - echoing the others - you and your family will be in my prayers.


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