It’s not easy.
As Andrea Mazzarino writes in her article, “Andrea Mazzarino, The Perfect Military Wife I’m Not (But Who Is?)”,
“I’m a Navy spouse. My husband has served two tours on a nuclear submarine and spent two shore duties at the Pentagon while we’ve been together. We’ve moved three times with our young children and that’s a modest number compared to so many hundreds of other military families I’ve met in our community and through my work as a therapist-in-training.”
“The family is probably the most significant form of support that American troops have today, so it’s obviously convenient to believe that such families are capable, stable, and instagrammable. Their capacity to withstand the repeated long deployments of the post-9/11 years, whether in war zones or not, says a great deal about this country, its unity, and its security.”
“Many military families I’ve met have at least one member with developmental or physical disabilities or a chronic mental illness like bipolar disorder or severe depression. And the vast majority of couples I’ve run into have significant marital conflicts related to repeated deployments in this country’s war zones and other parts of the world.”
Today, on Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we invite everyone to learn more about the role Military Spouses play, and the sacrifices they make, everyday for all of us.
To read Mazzarino’s full article, please click here.
Help us serve those who serve us with the HOOAH Covid 19 Care Package Drive.
There are many ways to give, and your support is needed now more than ever.
HOOAH, Helping Out Our American Heroes, a 100% volunteer national veteran nonprofit, is sending care packages to deployed active duty military members.
With HOOAH chapters across the country, there are so many ways to help.
Items most requested by deployed troops include:
- dry spices
- beef jerky
- wet wipes
- hard candy
- bubble gum
- toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash
- handwritten cards and notes
Help us serve those who serve us in one of the following ways:
1.) Purchase requested items and mail them to 14960 Collier Blvd #3092, Naples, FL 34119
2.) Give what you can at hooahinc.org/donate , every penny helps! Choose the Covid 19 Care Package Drive in the drop down to give directly to this program
3.) Click here and order through the Amazon Smile program and have items shipped directly to 14960 Collier Blvd #3092, Naples, FL 34119
4.) Host a local care package drive and request the address from HOOAH to mail the care packages directly to deployed service members