Loc: Washington State
|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.
Loc: 4,766 miles South East of Dutch Harbor
|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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Loc: The Apple Isle
|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.
Loc: State of cultural confusion. Yeehaw and Aloha have collided!
|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.
Will trade mosquitoes for cookies.
Loc: Living in Kim's Perfect World, again.
|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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|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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Loc: Northern Indiana...Fighting Irish Country
|Posted: 2/3/2013 12:44:41 AM|
Congratulations, to both of you!
Loc: SW USA
|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.
Loc: Southern California
|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!
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
|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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|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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Loc: Right here
|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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Loc: Western Washington
|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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|Posted: 2/3/2013 6:03:31 AM|
Wow! Congratulations and thank you both for his service!!
|Posted: 2/3/2013 8:24:20 AM|CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
|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
Loc: Home Sweet Home
|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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|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!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|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.
Lost and Found in Pea-land
Loc: NC but wishing I was somewhere else
|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).
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
|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.
|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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Loc: New England
|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
Loc: Long Island, New York
|Posted: 2/3/2013 12:09:54 PM|
Congratulations. Much happiness in the next chapter.
Peain' in the Pool
Loc: Sunshine State
|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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Loc: Big Bottom Valley
|Posted: 2/3/2013 1:32:29 PM|
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Loc: Somewhere peaing
|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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Loc: On a softball field somewhere.
|Posted: 2/3/2013 2:25:20 PM|
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/3/2013 4:03:50 PM|My congratulations and sincere thanks to him.
Loc: in red country
|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.
Volt was so right with this:
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.
"This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave" Elmer Davis
|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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|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.
Manic Mom of 2
|Posted: 2/3/2013 9:44:21 PM|
Congratulations to you both! Hope this next chapter is even better!
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|Posted: 2/3/2013 10:15:48 PM|
|Posted: 2/4/2013 12:18:32 AM|
Thank you both for your sacrifice and service. Wishing you the very best in retirement.
Happy Happy Pea
Loc: New York
|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.)
|Posted: 2/4/2013 3:47:20 AM|
Congrats & thank you to you both!
|Posted: 2/4/2013 6:48:27 AM|Congratulations! And thank you for your service and sacrifices for our country.
In my happy place.
Loc: South Carolina
|Posted: 2/4/2013 7:57:01 AM|
Congratulations to you both. A military career is certainly something to be proud of.
Pea All You Can Pea!
|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!
|Posted: 2/4/2013 8:22:30 AM|
Congratulations to both of you!!.. and Thank you!
Loc: Lost in the Land of Confusion..
|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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Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 2/4/2013 4:23:33 PM|
Thanks everyone. Your comments mean alot to me and my husband thanks you as well.