posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 10:10 PM
My husband is a retired Marine, thanks for sharing your personal experiences with us, steggyD.
Yes the meals are called COLA, I remember the separation problems with pay checks
I went through a few headaches, but like I used to tell my husband, at least is a secure paycheck two times a month, until your finish your duty or
retired and then you get only one a months pension checks.
Yes I remember struggling families back in the days, when I was more of a mature Marine wife, I used to help many young families get help when in
need, specially lonely wifes with husbands oversea and not clue what to do, or what kind of help they were entitle I had a few that actually cried on
But that is what a military community is all about to help each other when our husbands are on duty away from from family.
My husband used to said that it makes the duty a littler bit harder not knowing if the family is well taken care off back at the duty station.