With all the changes Do D is making to placate the minoritygroups (i.e.
DADT repeal, grooming for certain groups) why has no one looked atthe officer/enlisted relationship issue.
We had already been dating for a year and a half and a good amount of that time was long distance.
I was attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia and he was in Northern California with his parents when he made the decision to enlist.
Sometimes they are not allowed to tell about their whereabouts.
I could say that after that, the rest is history and we lived happily ever after from that moment on, but that would be lying. A few nights after he’d returned home from Basic Training, I had a dream that he’d come home where I ran up to him, surprised and ecstatic that he was back.
I started dating my boyfriend when I was 15 he was 17. I was supportive, but I didn’t really know what I was in for either.
We fell in love quickly, after dating for about a year, and he was 18 he told me some army recruiters had stopped by during lunch at school and they said he had potential physically after completing a pt test with him. The day he left was hard but it still hadn’t hit me, but a few weeks later I became really depressed. Things became easier as I received many letters over the course of the 16 weeks of btc and ait, until we found out he would be stationed in Germany. I didn’t know what to do, how to feel, and I didn’t know what to say.
I was able to attend his Basic Training graduation, which conveniently fell on Valentine’s Day weekend.
I saw him again after his RIP graduation – this time he came to see me.