Monday, April 4, 2011
Military Life from Alpha to Zulu
This morning I am linking up toThe Military Life from Alpha to Zulu hosted by Wife on the Roller Coaster
Have you ever thought about military life and what it means to you? How is it different than civilian life?
Wife on the Roller Coaster came up with a wonderful idea to describe military life using the military alaphabet. So, How would I describe military life from Alpha to Zulu ... here is my take on it:
ACU’s, alone, “Ass-ghan-a-stan”(how my daughter pronounces it)
brave, blogs, blue star flags
care package, combat boots, chain of command
dog tags, deployment, drill weekend, daddy dolls
foot-locker, FRG, frustration
Homecoming, “hurry up and wait”
instant-message, I.D. card, Iraq
kindness of strangers, Kuwait
Lonely, LES (Leave Earnings Statement)
meetings, meltdowns, missions, Murphy’s Law!
new clothes for homecoming
other army wives, orders, OPSEC (Operational Security)
PT, presents, PX, packing list, PERSEC (Personal Security), Promotions (as in my hubby is now promotable), pride
R&R, rumors, reunion, retirement, redeployment, readjusting
skype, sleepless nights, surprises, single parenting, strength
Tears (as in I have shed quite a few), training, troops, Tricare
X (as in X number of days down in this deployment and X number of days left in this deployment )
Zoo (as in my house looks and sounds like a zoo when my hubby is gone)
Some of these I had to think a while on and even had to ask a friend, so I can not wait to see what others came up with!