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PeaNut 504,759
April 2011
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:27:02 AM
My husband retired from the Army today. Yesterday was the retirement ceremony and tonight was the retirement party. After a whirlwind 2 days I feel like Cinderella after the ball. My husband is now a civilian. We've been married for almost 30 years and we survived deployments and missed family events but we visited and lived in places I never imagined possible. So its all good. A chapter has closed and a new one begins. I cherish the memories of the last 30 years.


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October 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:30:30 AM
Congratulations to your husband and to YOU for sticking with him and being a military wife.

Please tell him "Thank You" for his service.

Blessings to you and yours!


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PeaNut 106,860
September 2003
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:30:35 AM
Wowee - you are in for an exciting time of change. Is he going to be doing any other work or is he now "retired".

I know my MIL said when my FIL retired that it was a huge adjustment. Her words were "Now he knows what I bloody get up to all day" LOL.

Enjoy this new chapter together.



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July 2001
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:31:14 AM
Congratulations! And a tip; he will never fully be a civilian. The military is like a tattoo. It is there as part of your skin for the rest of your life.

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March 2009
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:31:21 AM
Please thank your husband for his service for me. I wish you both many happy years together... without Uncle Sam coming in between you two.

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PeaNut 142,266
April 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:39:31 AM
Congrats to your husband. Please tell him thank you for his service to our country.

Thank you for all the sacrifices you have made so that your husband could serve.

I hope you both enjoy your new life!


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PeaNut 142,772
April 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:44:41 AM
Congratulations, to both of you!



PeaNut 343,259
October 2007
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:47:30 AM
Congratulations and best wishes on your next exciting adventures(s) together. Thank you both for the past 30+ years of service.

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PeaNut 425,653
June 2009
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:51:02 AM
A big thank you to your husband for his service, and a big thank you to YOU for your service as a military wife!

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PeaNut 122,031
January 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:07:42 AM
Congrats! I applaud anyone that serves our country (and of course, their spouses )

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PeaNut 59,039
December 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:25:50 AM
Congratulations to you and your husband! My husband has 18 years active and 3 guard and no plans to retire anytime soon.
I am looking forward to his retirement but I know we will both miss the Army.

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September 2005
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Posted: 2/3/2013 3:25:16 AM
What an exciting new chapter in your lives. Is he looking forward to being a civilian or missing military life?

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July 2003
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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:17:46 AM
Congrats to you BOTH! I'm struggling to make it to his 20th to retire. LOL It's a tough life these days. Could do it for another ten years if it was like the first ten we did though. Times have very much changed for the Navy as I'm sure it has for the Army as well! Enjoy having a non deploying hubby!


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PeaNut 29,130
February 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 6:03:31 AM
Wow! Congratulations and thank you both for his service!!


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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:24:20 AM

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November 2005
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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:31:24 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!! And a huge thank-you to the both of you for his service and your support of it. I hope you enjoy many happy "civilian" years

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PeaNut 263,696
June 2006
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:03:26 AM
Congrats to you both. I know you must be very proud of your DH. Enjoy your time together.


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October 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:09:40 AM
Congratulations! My husband just reached 20 years in the Army (Active & Guard) but we're no where near retiring but I look forward to the day!

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PeaNut 12,875
March 2001
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:12:40 AM
Congratulations to both of you. Count me as another one who is very grateful for the service of our military and their families. Enjoy the time together.

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PeaNut 138,098
March 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:21:28 AM
Congrats to you and your DH. My DH has been in the Army for 23 years, but we have another 5-10 years to go before retirement. When he's done we hope to enjoy a nice, relaxing retirement with lots of travel (on our own terms).


PeaNut 465,906
April 2010
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Loc: Northern Virginia

Posted: 2/3/2013 10:13:11 AM
Congrats! I've been an Air Force wife for 23 years. I just can't imagine civilian life. But we are starting to talk the "R" word. And my BFF's DH retires next month.

Do you feel all grown up? LOL

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PeaNut 432,055
July 2009
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Posted: 2/3/2013 11:14:30 AM
Many thanks to your DH for protecting our Freedom!

My DH retired two years ago from the fire service. 31 years! At first it was a BIG adjustment having him home every night. I really missed my alone time. But now I have a house husband, and I love it.

Congratulations and thanks again.


PeaNut 128,923
February 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 11:20:12 AM
Congratulations! Enjoy this new part of your journey together.

And thank you to both of you for your service and sacrifice!


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PeaNut 121,622
January 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 11:32:37 AM
Congratulations to you and your husband as you start this new chapter! My husband has been in the National Guard for 17 years. I appreciate his and your sacrifices


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PeaNut 487,105
November 2010
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Loc: Long Island, New York

Posted: 2/3/2013 12:09:54 PM
Congratulations. Much happiness in the next chapter.

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PeaNut 78,065
March 2003
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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:27:47 PM
A heartfelt thanks to both of you for your sacrifices and service. Enjoy your new adventures together!


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May 2006
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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:32:29 PM

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October 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:33:51 PM
Congratulations!! Thank your dh for me for his service to our country. And thanks to you too.


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June 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 2:25:20 PM

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PeaNut 26,836
January 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 4:03:50 PM
My congratulations and sincere thanks to him.

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January 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 4:07:45 PM
Congratulations and a BIG THANK YOU to you both! My DH retired 2 years ago after 22 years in the Guard and some days, we both miss it.

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And a tip; he will never fully be a civilian. The military is like a tattoo. It is there as part of your skin for the rest of your life.

So true!

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Posted: 2/3/2013 4:29:41 PM
Congratulations to both of you! How exciting!! Thank him for his service for me!

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May 2004
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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:24:35 PM
Wow, that's some career! Big thanks to both of you for your sacrifices for our freedom and safety.

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PeaNut 274,243
August 2006
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:44:21 PM
Congratulations to you both! Hope this next chapter is even better!

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October 2011
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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:15:48 PM

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November 2002
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Posted: 2/4/2013 12:18:32 AM
Thank you both for your sacrifice and service. Wishing you the very best in retirement.

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PeaNut 249,656
February 2006
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Posted: 2/4/2013 1:18:31 AM
Way to go! Thank your husband for his service from me please. My ex was career Navy, and I don't regret having been there for the ride.

Are you all planning on doing something together, to commemorate this change in your lives? ( I know you had parties, but there were expected.)


PeaNut 535,254
December 2011
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Posted: 2/4/2013 3:47:20 AM
Congrats & thank you to you both!
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December 2011
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Posted: 2/4/2013 6:48:27 AM
Congratulations! And thank you for your service and sacrifices for our country.
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PeaNut 297,141
February 2007
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Posted: 2/4/2013 7:57:01 AM

Congratulations to you both. A military career is certainly something to be proud of.

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PeaNut 36,843
April 2002
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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:18:39 AM
Thank you both for your sacrifices and congratulations to your husband on his retirement from the military.

I hope your next chapter is a great one!



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January 2010
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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:22:30 AM
Congratulations to both of you!!.. and Thank you!


PeaNut 96,863
July 2003
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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:40:48 AM
Congratulations! Wow 32 years!

My hubby retired 7 years ago after 24 years and we still miss it at times. It has definitely been a huge adjustment for him moving into civilian life because companies & co-workers do not have the same discipline and work ethic that he had in military life.

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April 2011
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Posted: 2/4/2013 4:23:33 PM
Thanks everyone. Your comments mean alot to me and my husband thanks you as well.
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