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.