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Army 101 / Deployment

Welcome home

Lessons learned: if it’s 1:00am and raining on a Saturday in Tennessee, that’s when it’ll be time to report to a Fort Campbell air hangar to await your soldier’s welcome home plane. Successes: Remembering an umbrella. Bringing a fully charged Kindle equipped with the remaining 25% of Jane Eyre. Wearing wedges instead of heels. Securing … Continue reading »

Ignorance is 140 characters of bliss: how to cope with news headlines during deployments
Army 101 / Coping mechanisms / Deployment

Ignorance is 140 characters of bliss: how to cope with news headlines during deployments

During Jonathan’s first deployment, I spent long morning train rides into work behind the greasy pages of a newspaper. I flipped every day through the filmy sections, scanning the headlines and searching for content to keep me awake after 40 miles of 5:30am rush hour traffic with my face smashed into the steering wheel. I … Continue reading »