Monday, April 4, 2011

Military Life from Alpha to Zulu

As I said last week, I've been thinking about military life and what it means to me. How is it different than civilian life? How would I describe my lifestyle to someone who had never experienced it before? If I had to sum up life as a military family in 30 words or fewer, which words would I use?  Which words would YOU use?

Well, here is it in a nutshell.  From Alpha to Zulu, it's my ABC's of military life.  Because I choose not to discuss which branch of the military my husband is in, my list is pretty broad.  I can't wait to see more branch-specific terms from all of you!  

So post your Alpha to Zulu list on your blog and link it up below!



I'm keeping the linky open all week so spread the word.  I've made a tab at the top of my blog called Alpha to Zulu, and I'll be adding everyone's contributions into one master list as well as the link to all of the contributors' blogs at the bottom of that list.
 
I also have 2 buttons for you to choose from.  The buttons will link to the tab, not this post!  That way, you can keep the button on your sidebar so whenever anyone asks you what life is like as a military spouse, you can tell them to click on that button to find out!  (You do not have to participate in order to post the buttons.  Please, go ahead and grab them!)

 
Riding the Roller Coaster


Riding the Roller Coaster


So here's my list and below that is the linky.  Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
 
Military Life from Alpha to Zulu
 
ALPHA
Adaptability, Active duty, Afghanistan, American flags, Acronyms
 
 
BRAVO
Boots, Base, BAH, Bravery

 
CHARLIE
Camouflage, Commissary, Care packages, Courage, Cell phones, Chain of command

 
DELTA
Deployments, Duty station, Dog tags, Dependent

 
ECHO
Exhaustion, Endurance, Emotional roller coaster

 
FOXTROT
Flexibility

 
GOLF
Gear, Guns, Goodbyes

 
HOTEL
Hurry up and wait, High and tight, Homecomings, Hit the head, Humor

 
INDIA
Ironing uniforms, Iraq

 
JULIET
Jet noise
 
KILO
Kevlar

 
LIMA
Love, Leave, LES

 
MIKE
Military brats, Mission, Moving trucks, Murphy’s law, Mandatory fun

 
NOVEMBER
National security

 
OSCAR
Operations, OPSEC, Orders

 
PAPA
PCS, Pride, Patience, Predeployment, Promotions

 
QUEBEC
Questions unanswered

 
ROMEO
Rank, Rate, Retirement, Reintegration, Readjustments

 
SIERRA
Salute, Service, Single parenting, Skype, Strength, Scuttlebutt, Space A, SSN, Sandbox, Surprises, Surrogate spouses

 
TANGO
Troops, Tricare, Training, Taps, Tears, Transitions

 
UNIFORM
Uniforms, USO

 
VICTOR
Veterans, Valor

 
WHISKEY
War, Webcams, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

 
X-RAY
XO
 
YANKEE
Yellow ribbons

 
ZULU
Zero dark thirty










 
 
 




11 comments:

  1. Wowzers women! I love all your words!!!!! Bravo!!!!! I wish I saw your post last week to have linked up too. Boo:(

    Great, fun idea!!!!

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  2. thanks so much! this is such a great idea. :)

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  3. thanks for letting me know! :)

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  4. I had so much fun doing this! Thanks:)

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  5. Thanks for hosting! Loved it! :)

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  6. zero dark thirty....brilliant! thanks for leaving submissions open for a few days...i need a little more brain power to finish mine. :) great work, as usual!

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  7. Wow how funny! I actually made up my own military ABC's last Saturday! My boyfriend encouraged me to blog about it but I haven't. Guess I know what tomorrow's post will be! :)

    I'm Heather, your newest follower from the Military Blog Hop. Nice to meet you! :)

    Heather @ Catfish Kisses

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  8. I'm a new follower! Thanks for following me as well! Thanks for hosting this! What an awesome idea! It's really got me to thinking!

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  9. You have a GREAT list!
    Thank you for hosting this! =)

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  10. Great idea! I linked mine up too. :)

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