As far as the Marine Corps side, if he is in a nondeployable unit, then he won’t deploy. He may have a regular day job with the occasional overnight duty or he may work shifts.
If he is in a deployable unit, then there is a chance that he will deploy. These guys normally know months in advance that they will deploy.
Yeah, there are definite perks to being a military spouse. Not all perks apply to girlfriends, sorry, but it’s true. That isn’t always because they don’t want to, it just works out that way. Most of my friends work and if they can’t, then they volunteer their time. We came from small town, middle of nowhere Missouri, which most would call not so awesome. They can last anywhere from a few months to over a year. You are there a month, trying to find your way around while driving on the wrong side of the road.
The military won’t acknowledge you exist until you are married, no matter how many kids you have together. We move around a lot and it’s hard to find a good job every time. We get to live in a ton of awesome and not so awesome places. We have free healthcare which means we have babies for free. I can not tell you how many people have asked me that. Sure, the homecoming is nice, but I bet any wife you ask would rather have her husband home than to be worrying about what could happen.
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