What to Expect

Hi Im a new "air force " wife..

I have to admit I'm scared to death.. I grew up in Mississippi, but my parents moved to Texas a year ago where I met my now husband! Were stationed in Oklahoma right now.. Growing up in Mississippi, I was not exposed to the airforce life.. Can anyone tell me what to expect? Restationed? Deploying? ANYTHING TO PREPARE ME! :)

luwilson4 luwilson4
1 Response Mar 5, 2009

I have been an Air Force wife for 2 years. I have been an Military significant other for 5 years. The most important thing to understand is, what you and your husband have together is stronger than anything you will confront. You will feel pride, love, jitters, happiness, and respect on levels you never could have imagined. Then, there will be times (a lot of times) when you feel deserted, forgotten, scared, stressed, alone, abandoned and unsettled. All of these things are normal. While he is away, you will go through some crazy emotions. The best thing I can tell you, is DON'T TELL HIM ANYTHING! No matter how afraid you are or how bad you feel, don't tell him. Whatever you can do, to put his mind at ease when he gets the chance to call home, you should do. If everytime he calls, you nag and cry and make him feel bad, you will distract him. A distraction is the last thing he needs. A distraction could put him in danger. <br />
As far as deployments, I recommend you live life to the fullest wherever you happen to be stationed. You will meet lots of people and hold on to just a few friends. You will see beautiful things and make wonderful memories. <br />
Be strong and love him. That is all you can do when all is said and done.