“The idea was to step out of the box and get some great resiliency training in,” said Sgt. 1st Class Ian Cutting, brigade mental readiness coordinator. “Instead of just the typical brigade run, we wanted to make it a fun event for family members, as well.”
What if family members evaluated us? How would your spouse or children evaluate you? How many of us would be rated above center mass or most qualified?
Mercifully, I was finally able to experience Valentine’s Day bliss after meeting my Navy husband. There is nothing quite like the feeling of true love, and in the early years, we spent hours picking out cards for each other, covering every square millimeter with handwritten words professing how doggone happy we were to have found our soul mates.
If I have to spend one more day in this filthy, salt-crusted, paint-chipped, rusted, dog hair-filled, good-for-nothing tin can of a minivan, I’m gonna lose it!
A Department of Defense-funded research project is investigating the effects of military deployment on families.