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Length of service as Navy spouse (Civilian)

Michael
Michael

Never been in the military.  Civilian through the whole 20 years.  Quantico, Moffat, Spokane, Long Beach, Kings Bay.  It was tough being on a Marine base (Quantico) 1974 through 1979 and married to a Corpsman. Got harrassed every time I went through the gate to get on base. Worked at the Staff NCO Club.  SSgt D. hated my guts and the rest of me too.  But couldn't do anything because I did my job well.  In those days there was not a term for people in my category.  Today it's Dependent Spouse...in that day it was, "uh, oh, hmmm"    

My wife went on deployment so I thought I'd join the wives club.  This was 1979...bad move....left after the first meeting.  Never did that again.  Could be different today.

Written 5 years and 3 months ago by Michael | new member

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ChrisChris

Hey Michael, when did your wife retire?  I believe things have changed a bit since '79, but guys still feel unwelcome at spouse club events/functions.  We, at least I, don't necessarily feel any outright discrimination for being a male spouse, but I know others have.  Maybe it's because we have always lived off base, not sure.

Written 5 years and 3 months ago by Chris | new member | website

 

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