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Yesterday was Veterans Day. Yet another day where I tend to reflect on my 12 years of service and think “How did I survive this long?” 

I know this it be true: I’m not the “type” that would have gone into the military. So knowing that I’ve stayed for so many years shocks me the most. But I have been noticing that it shocks some of you as well. I see them: all the e-mails sent and comments left on the blog over the years. All of the questions that you’re dying to ask a woman in the military, that you were hoping I’d answer. Well, it’s time for me to do so!

Ask me whatever your heart desires. Like “Are you treated differently?” or “What exactly do you do in the military?” My favorite question so far was “How bad does it suck that you can’t have a beer when you’re at war?” That one really got a kick out of me, which is why I put up the picture you see above.

So, go ahead. Leave you question in the comments, and know that no question is too silly. Well, if I think it is, I might not answer, but you never know! I’ll put together a vlog answering the questions and I’ll be as truthful as possible. No holds barred. I can’t wait to see what you ask!

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  1. 11.12.12
    Jacki said:

    How are you able to function and do your job when you have your period? Sometimes I feel like I can’t even get out of bed! Also, do the wives of the other airmen treat you okay? Or do they view other women in the military as a threat?

  2. 11.12.12

    Would you do it all over again?

  3. 11.12.12
    Kelsey said:

    First off want to say thank you for all you do for all of us!! You are truly an amazing person!!

    How do you handle being so far away from home? Do you get homesick?

  4. 11.12.12
    Anonymous said:

    First, Thank you for your military Service.

    My question is a two parter.

    part 1: When you’re away from home is it hard to deal with?

    part 2: How hard do you guys party it up while you’re away?


    (not Brandon)

    Yea… it is Brandon. So What!? I love you

    how do I change my name from Anonymous to “Awesome Scorpio Lover Man Cool Guy”?

  5. 11.12.12

    Thank you for your service! We love and honor the military personnel, no matter their gender. We were a military family for 5 years. It is a hard life. We have respect for anyone that lives that life.

  6. 11.12.12

    Thank you for your service!

    What do you miss the most from home when you’re out of the US?

  7. 11.12.12

    I too appreciate the fact that you have chosen to serve and what to thank you. I guess my question seeing that you are a wife, mother, woman and soldier is what have you found to be the best system that works to do all the above and still give yourself some personal time to enjoy being yourself.

  8. 11.13.12
    Crissy said:

    Interesting! What led you to this decision in the first place?

  9. 11.15.12
    Anne said:

    First of all, thank you so much for your service! I have two questions.

    1. So often when we hear about women in the military, it’s because of a sexual abuse scandal. Do you think that’s a widespread problem for women in the military, or is it something we hear about more often because it’s “salacious”?

    2. Did you find your training to be harder on you than it was for the men? And related, did/do the male service members treat you as an equal?

    Those may be kind of “hard hitting”, but they’re the two things that I’ve always wondered about women in the military, but have never been able to ask! Feel free not to answer if it’s too personal, especially the first one.

  10. 11.15.12
    Shan said:

    Interesting! Have you been to another country and really been in awe of how they run things…made you think about all of the other chaos in the world and why things are so out of order in some parts, and peaceful in others.

  11. 11.21.12

    Not necessarily a question targeted toward women in general, but it IS something I think a lot of us blog readers might care about:

    How much access are you given to social media (blogs, facebook, twitter) when you are on active duty? Are your posts monitored or censored in any way?

  12. 11.22.12
    Tricia O. said:

    Are you allowed to wear bling with your uniform? Because I think we could really make those a little more flattering and still utilitarian. 🙂


  13. 11.22.12

    Thank you for your heart and bravery.

    Question – Did you find sexual harassment an issue to be dealt with?

    I remember you being a pretty small person. How did you deal with a girly-girl woman in the military.