“…It’s a different life being a military family…”

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  • By Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs

“My family has been very blessed throughout my husband’s military career even when times were challenging. I first met my husband at George Air Force Base near Victorville, California, when I went out celebrating one evening with my friend. Six months later, we got married. Transitioning into a military lifestyle was a little hard, but I found resources to help with the change. I have always been an independent person, but I still got support within the military community. Two children later and with my husband on a yearlong deployment, I went back to school and that was tough. I had the support though, which helped me with my children in the evening as I attended classes. There are many programs available for families, married and single parents, and being the school liaison I can enlighten families on what is available. I have gone through some of the things today’s families have gone through. I understand the struggles and challenges that arise. It’s a different life being a military family, but it reeps many benefits. A lot of us at the A&FRC have been military spouses or have served, we all understand how it is to be a part of this culture.”

Annette Goodly, Airman and Family Readiness Center school liaison officer

Victorville, California

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