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Saturday, July 29th, 2006
10:32 am
Saturday, July 8th, 2006
6:45 pm
Your name: Melanie
Your age/Birthday: 20, 21 on Sept 24!
Soldier's name: Rick
Soldier's Age/Birthday: 23, May 08
Anniversary Date: Together-March 15, 2005; Married May 28, 2005
Status (Married, engaged, or LTR): Married
Soldier's status (deployed or stateside): Stateside now, deploying in August
Military Branch: Army
Favorite thing about your soldier: Everything!
Any changes you'd like to see to the community: I just wish it was more active!
Monday, February 13th, 2006
10:06 am
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
6:42 pm
It's the Soldier

It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given us
Freedom of the Press.
It's the soldier, not the poet, who has given us
Freedom of Speech.
It's the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the
Freedom to Demonstrate.
It's the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the
Right to a Fair Trial.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves under the flag and
whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who gives the protestor the right to burn the flag.
~Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

This is one of my favorite poems EVER. I'm cross-posting this to all the military communities I'm in, sorry if I'm bothering you with it!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
8:03 pm
Great week!
Xposted everywhere

Brian got home, and we spent a week and a half together. He went back to Camp Shelby yesterday, so now just one month, and then he's back in Pa with me for good..I can't wait! We had such a great week together, I can't wait until he's with me permanently.

I'm so lucky to have such a great boyfriend, I flew to NC to see him, got to the hotel room and he had roses, candles, wine, and diamond earrings waiting for me. We flew back to Pa and spent a week here, then off to Baltimore Inner Harbor for my birthday. I couldn't have asked for a better visit...gosh, I love that guy!

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3:48 pm

Hey guys. I'm not one to post often, but this has been bothering me.

Tyler was able to come home in the summer after he graduated AIT (but he'd been in for almost a year -- he had a delayed start to basic training for almost 6 months because of mono, tonsilitis, and other things) for a month (from June 9th until July 9th or something of those sorts, haha). Well, he's been in Korea since then for his first deployment.

I know all deployments get at least a two week leave somewhere in their time, correct? Tyler was told he had to take his between his 6th and 8th month of being in Korea. He just recently turned in his request forms. Now, when he turned these in, apparently he had to write down how many days of leave he's been granted, which I think is listed on the AKO website. He has 4 days of leave. Now, will they not grant him his two weeks that I've never heard a soldier of not getting? Or will this just become a negative number (which it technically is a -2 right now because they screwed up, but they've informed him that after they fix it, it should be 4 days). He told me they get two days of leave a month, and by February he'd have 10, but it has to be the amount of days he has when he turns the form in, which he has to turn in now?

I'm confused on this entire situation. Basically, my question is, will he be able to come home in February for about two weeks? Or will the Army tell him he only has 4 days (which would be useless because he'd really only be HOME for 2 considering traveling time)?

I'm not asking CAN the Army do that because I know the Army does what they want, I'm just asking if in your opinion/knowledge if they WOULD to this to him?


(I don't believe I'm violating any OPSEC terms with this considering there's no exact locations -- they're so many in Korea -- or dates? If there is, I'll be glad to edit it!)

Monday, October 24th, 2005
5:41 pm
Your name: Elizabeth (Liz)
Your age/Birthday: 22/Feb. 6, 1983
Soldier's name: Paul
Soldier's Age/Birthday: 22/April 8, 1983
Anniversary Date: July 1, 2004 (we have only been married for a year and almost 4 months but have been together for almost 4 years)
Status (Married, engaged, or LTR): Married
Soldier's status (deployed or stateside): Deployed :(
Military Branch: Army (Active Duty)
Favorite thing about your soldier: He is just a wonderful husband and father...he is loving and giving and I am very proud of him.
Any changes you'd like to see to the community: It looks great so far!
Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
10:35 pm
He's home!!!

I got a call at 11:30 on my way to work today. It was Brian, and he was at the airport in Atlanta! I can't believe after all the waiting, he's suddenly back in the states. I had a goofy smile on my face all day. We're not together yet, he got off on emergency leave because his grandmother being in the hospital, but he's at least safe and in the states! He asked when I'd be coming down to see him, I responded with "I'm not sure, I know you need to spend time with your family, when would you like me to come down?"... "This weekend!" was his response..umm..*blink* I havent waxed, shaved my legs, I work all weekend...I need sometime! lol I'll be driving down to NC on Monday to see him..I can't wait! Torture will be the next few days..HURRY UP MONDAY!!! I'm so excited...I know it's going to sound out, but I just cant wait to smell him and feel his skin!

Current Mood: bouncy
Sunday, October 9th, 2005
4:29 am
omg!! it's finally my turn!!

Current Mood: bouncy
Friday, September 30th, 2005
11:05 am
Your name:

Your age/Birthday:
31/October 24 (wow, almost 32!)

Soldier's name:

Soldier's Age/Birthday:
28/April 8

Anniversary Date:
March 8, 2003 (day we met)

Status (Married, engaged, or LTR):
LTR, although we've been talking about an engagement
when he gets back.

Soldier's status (deployed or stateside):
Deployed, he's been in Balad, Iraq since February.

Military Branch:

Favorite thing about your soldier:
The way he somehow manages to make me feel secure and
not so lonely, even from 2000 miles away.

Any changes you'd like to see to the community:
I just joined, haven't had time to check everything
out yet, but I'll let you know!
Thursday, September 8th, 2005
5:19 pm
Subject: What's Wrong With This Picture?...

If you look closely at the picture above, you will note that all the Marines pictured are bowing their heads. That's because they're praying.

This incident took place at a recent ceremony honoring the birthday of the corps, and it has the ACLU up in arms. "These are federal employees," says Lucius Traveler, a spokesman for the ACLU, "on federal property and on federal time. For them to pray is clearly an establishment of religion, and we must nip this in the bud immediately."

When asked about the ACLU's charges, Colonel Jack Fessender, speaking for the Commandant of the Corps said (cleaned up a bit), "Screw the ACLU." GOD Bless Our Warriors, Send the ACLU to France.

Please send this to people you know so everyone will know how stupid the ACLU is Getting in trying to remove GOD from everything and every place in America. May God Bless America, One Nation Under GOD!

What's wrong with the picture? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING



I am sorry but I am not breaking this one.....Let us pray

Prayer chain for our Military...please don't break it

Please send this on after a short prayer.

Prayer for our soldiers...please don't break it


"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they

protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they

perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our

Lord and Savior. Amen."

Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a

prayer for our troops around the world.

There is no! thing attached.... .. Just send this to all the

people in your address book. Do not let it stop with you, please....

Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine &others

deployed in harm's way,

Prayer is the very best one

want to see the pic email me and i'll send it to u
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
7:15 pm
Something I wrote back in 2003 when hubby was first deployed.

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Sunday, August 28th, 2005
1:36 am
I'm new here (although some you have probably seen me in other communities) so I think I'll post an intro survey:

Your name: April-Lyn
Your age/Birthday: 3/20 (24 y/o)
Soldier's name: Jon
Soldier's Age/Birthday: 10/4 (22 y/o)
Anniversary Date: Nov. 16, 2004
Status (Married, engaged, or LTR): LTR
Soldier's status (deployed or stateside): stateside, for now
Military Branch: Army
Favorite thing about your soldier: How he always makes me smile; how he can make me feel beautiful and desired even from 2000 miles away; how he doesn't ever get tired of me calling or writing letters or being sappy (or if he does, he doesn't say anything! :) Oh, and pretty much everything... but that goes without saying! :D
Any changes you'd like to see to the community: nothing that I know of yet
Saturday, August 20th, 2005
9:06 am
Stupid Army!!!!

Hubby was told that his leave is supposed to be in early September. They still havn't told him when or if he will actually get to come home.

Dumb assess!!!!!
Sunday, August 14th, 2005
2:43 am
im new
Your name: Jessica
Your age/Birthday: 18, may 30th
Soldier's name: Jacob
Soldier's Age/Birthday: 19, June 28th
Anniversary Date: April 7, 2003
Status (Married, engaged, or LTR):LTR
Soldier's status (deployed or stateside): Deployed
Military Branch: Marines
Favorite thing about your soldier: How even millions of miles away he's still the only person who can make me smile and laugh when I really don't want to.
Any changes you'd like to see to the community: Nope. I can help you with a layout though if you'd like, I could make one just like mine but different colors and picture of course. Just let me know! My aim is watchmewreckx and my email is loveandliesx@hotmail.com

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Friday, August 5th, 2005
9:27 am
Mod post
If you've been rejected for any of the communities that I moderate, please go and read ALL the rules.
If I can not find info on your journal as to who you are or even a reason why you'd want to join the community, I will be rejecting applications just because I don't want drama. The communities are for support, not pissed off trolls trying to cause trouble. So if you want to be part of the communities, put some info about you (AND your soldier/relationship) on your info page so that I can sort of see who or what you're about. If you have a friends only journal and nothing on your info page and 1 or 2 friends, don't plan on being accepted...it's just a safety precaution for existing members.

Thank you


Current Mood: cheerful
Friday, July 29th, 2005
2:41 am
Maybe this is off subject, and if so im sorry but I need to vent.
My husband was living with his oldest brother (35) before he was deployed. Then when we decided to get married they made an arrangement with me that I would be living with his brother while Todd was on deployment. I would pay the cable bill, todd would continue to pay his half of the rent, which technically now pays for me to be here and if Joey (his bro) needed extra money for bills, I would be happy to give it to him.
So things at first were fine....i mean were little things here and there that annoyed me or annoyed him...but for the most part we were ok. We watched movies together had cigarettes outside together and talked...like a family. Then the past couple weeks, its been bad. All of a sudden. I dyed my hair in the bathroom and I got dye in the shower. He flipped shit. I cleaned it...its gone. End of discussion. I aplpgized and so on. Hes still pissy. THEN, I was 5 days late on the cable bill because of the way my pay period goes. He found out cause we were having a problem with the interent and they told him the bill was past due. They ASSURED him the reason for the problem was NOT due to the over due bill but i got a lecture. Then THEN! The interent was down the past like 3 days....and i thought it was cause of the weather we have been having...well i asked joey to help me with my computer just now and I was informed by him that he had it down on PURPOSE!!!! Because I was late on the bill. 5 days! I mean its paid now, its all good. Nothing was shut off, it doesnt even show up as a late payment! UGH. I mean Todd is in a lease here with Joey...it was something they discussed before and after we were married..it gives me a stable (yet not sane) place to stay and then joey doesnt have to pay all the rent himself or make him have to move...it was a good arrangement. Im not sure how things got so messed up. I mean we all have our issues, and Todd says to me all the time he thinks the reason why me and joey get along so well is because we have a lot of the same issues (anxiety, emotions) and we understand eachother. But on the other hand thats why we clash too. Im not sure what to do anymore. I mean, i have to respect joey cause its his house blah blah...but Im Todds WIFE. I mean we're one now right? I have every right to be here as much as him....and if he hates me being here, just tell me to leave...dont play games. Dont run to Todd and complain about me.
Theres so much other stuff going on...between stress at work, and being sick ALL THE TIME. The radiation makes me so sick. Ive had a 101 degree fever the past 4 days....Again im sorry this is off subject...i just...i need todd home. I feel like im breaking...im just hanging here and im just gonna fall any minute. Thank god for Chrissy...i dont know what i would do without her.
Im gonna go cry myself to sleep now. I just feel so useless.
Karyn Marone

Current Mood: depressed
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
12:45 pm
Your name: Megan
Your age/Birthday: 22 / March 1, 1983
Soldier's name: Charles, but he goes by his middle name, which is Erin
Soldier's Age/Birthday: 23 / September 12, 1981
Anniversary Date: We have a couple of them :) June 12, 2004 (since we've been together) and August 8, 2004 (since we've been engaged).
Status (Married, engaged, or LTR): Engaged ♥
Soldier's status (deployed or stateside): Well he's currently stationed in Hawaii, which they are calling that an oversea's assignment.. but he just got back from a deployment and is going on one again soon.
Military Branch: Army HOOAH!!!
Favorite thing about your soldier: I have so many different things about my soldier, but the most is the way he always knows how to put a smile on my face, no matter how down and upset I am :)
Any changes you'd like to see to the community: Nothing as of yet heh :) I just joined!

I haven't seen my Soldier since the middle of March.. and we were suppossed to see each other the end of July, but my parents butted in about all the money we'd be spending could be put towards our wedding. So we have 2 1/2 more months until we see each other.. only 13 more weeks! It's such a long time, but in just 14 weeks, I will be married to My Soldier :)

btw.. I saw in the info that if anyone was good with layouts to let you know :) I'm pretty good at them :)
8:32 am
What love truly is to me.........
LOVE IS: crying on the phone because you miss him so much and hearing him whisper through his own tears,"Dont cry baby, we'll be together before you know it".

Current Mood: sad
Thursday, July 21st, 2005
10:21 am
What a freaking way to start off the day. Im having a horrible morning. Where is my husband when I needhim. I knwo he is prolly sleeping and I dont want to call and wake him but hes not online either and just *UGH*. Meep.
I just had my ex of 5 yrs call me and start screaming at me to come get my cat out of there. Last I checked when I left him, he wanted the cat and now all of a sudden its MY cat. Right. Hes screaming and im just not in a good state of mind right now for that.
I have radiation and more testing today and Im scared and nervous about that, Im getting my "friend" so my hormones are on high gear today and like commercials are making me cry and all I want is Todd and hes not around. Maybe Im selfish and silly but his voice just soothes me and calms me down.
My SIL whos awesome was being so nice and trying to make me feel better and she totally did but I still miss my baby :( Im gonna go back to work and try to get thru the day.
Bye for Now
*Karyn Marone*

Current Mood: cranky
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