To all of those with military family members

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To all of those with military family members

I just wanted to say thank you. I am active duty Navy and know first hand the sacrifices that the family back home has to make. I miss my family when I am away from them, but I also know that I am so busy that I often don't have the time to think of what is not there. Your strength and unwavering support along with your unconditional love is what makes it all possible for us to do our jobs. I pray that you all have a wonderful holiday season and that your service member returns home safe and sound to your loving arms. Take care of yourselves, your sacrifice is known and truly appreciated.

Shelly

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Shelly,

I was active duty Air Force, discharged medically, and unwillingly and was married to active duty. I know the sacrifices that you yourself are making by serving our country. While I will be praying for everyone here and their loved ones this holiday season, I want to thank you for making the sacrifice yourself. As always, my thoughts are with you.

Amy

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Thank you Amy. I hope that you are doing well.

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Military Rocks!!!! Thanks...for all you do.

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Thank you Shelly! My husband is also in the Navy and i truly understand the sacrifices you all make.

Nicole

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:bighug: to everyone who has to be away from their loved ones during the holidays (or ever!)
They are making a huge and wonderful sacrifice for our country.
My DH is a marine... my thoughts are with everyone who has a loved one in the military.

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I married a NAVY man, I'll never forget how rough that first underway was, and how little support was available to families. I'm so proud of him for having served 6 very long years (with hardly any communication during deployments.)

Thanks to all past and present who make daily sacrifices for us!

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Thanks Shelly! My husband is Active duty Navy (Submariner) forward deployed out of Guam. Soon to be deploying to there in a few short weeks.

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"MILITARYBABY" wrote:

Thanks Shelly! My husband is Active duty Navy (Submariner) forward deployed out of Guam. Soon to be deploying to there in a few short weeks.

Is he on the Corpus, the Houston, or the Buffalo? Or is he part of SubRon 15? I am at PSD here in Guam. That is, at least until I PCS in September. Is he going to be a geobachelor or are you going to come out here? If he has been here for a while then he knows what is here. If not and you guys would like to know about the island just ask and I will answer as best I can. I hope that you had a peaceful holiday.

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"shellyhudson" wrote:

Is he on the Corpus, the Houston, or the Buffalo? Or is he part of SubRon 15? I am at PSD here in Guam. That is, at least until I PCS in September. Is he going to be a geobachelor or are you going to come out here? If he has been here for a while then he knows what is here. If not and you guys would like to know about the island just ask and I will answer as best I can. I hope that you had a peaceful holiday.

Shelly

Actually hes on the USS Ohio (Gold Crew) which is forward deployed out of Guam. When the crew is on they are with boat that is in Guam or out to sea. The blue crew has it right now then in January the Gold Crew takes ot over and the blue crew flies here home to Washington. Around our 7th wedding anniversary the blue crew takes it over and the gold crew flies home. My surface fleet friends finds it strange and confusing. When the crew is off they are here in Washington training and preparing to deploy again. The boat is a SSGN so the boat is out to sea longer. After the first of January the crew is getting ready to do a massive flyout. With the entire Gold crew of 160, all their luggage and everything else they need to bring.

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"MILITARYBABY" wrote:

Actually hes on the USS Ohio (Gold Crew) which is forward deployed out of Guam. When the crew is on they are with boat that is in Guam or out to sea. The blue crew has it right now then in January the Gold Crew takes ot over and the blue crew flies here home to Washington. Around our 7th wedding anniversary the blue crew takes it over and the gold crew flies home. My surface fleet friends finds it strange and confusing. When the crew is off they are here in Washington training and preparing to deploy again. The boat is a SSGN so the boat is out to sea longer. After the first of January the crew is getting ready to do a massive flyout. With the entire Gold crew of 160, all their luggage and everything else they need to bring.

I get it now. I thought you meant that he was physically connected to the island rather than being in the Guam oparea. Sorry that you have to deal with such extended underways. I know how bad they suck all around. Glad to hear that the anniversary has a chance to be really great. Although, we know that nearly every schedule in the navy is written in quicksand. Take care. I hope that your holidays are going okay. Shelly

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"shellyhudson" wrote:

I get it now. I thought you meant that he was physically connected to the island rather than being in the Guam oparea. Sorry that you have to deal with such extended underways. I know how bad they suck all around. Glad to hear that the anniversary has a chance to be really great. Although, we know that nearly every schedule in the navy is written in quicksand. Take care. I hope that your holidays are going okay. Shelly

Heah I find this new boat completely strange. I was so used to being able to meet my husband at the pier when they pulled in from a long underway but with the "new" life a parking lot at the cafe here on base will do or the OCAB. This new life is so strange to me the schedule this way is more "predictable" with them deploying every 4 months- (4 months on 4 months off). Well try to have a good new years!