NWR New Tonight 10pmCT featuring IA Deployments and Pat Hrabe

Update: 8:23CT – UPDATED Showtime of 10pmCT. We had a scheduling mix up, hope you are still able to listen!

Cross posted from navywiferadio.com

IA Sailor

Tuesday- Dec 9th – Is your spouse currently on an IA? Contact us today at wendy(at)navywiferadio.com and be on the show. We are talking creative communication, everything from care packages to skype. We want to hear the good, bad and the ugly of your IA experience. Plus, we are continuing our Holiday Favorites series and welcome back the creator of the hit web series, “Hey, Shipwreck” Pat Hrabe! Sheree from Beedwork by Sheree stops in to talk about her Deployment bracelets, another one of our favorites! Join the fun!

We invite you to join the conversation!

Show Details:

9 Dec 08 – Tuesday 10pm ET
Yahoo IM: Navy Wife Radio
You don’t want to miss this show LIVE!
Our call in # is 646-652-4629.

To listen live go to: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/navywiferadio or

Show link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/navywiferadio/2008/12/10/Navy-Wife-Radio

Hey, Shipwreck!

Also on the show:

Deployment Bracelets by Sheree

Deployment Bracelets by Sheree

http://www.beadworkbysheree.com/deployment-bracelets.htm

Some Positive News for IA Families

The Navy has been listening to it’s Sailor’s requests and concerns about having a specific command that heads off and deals Solely with IA Deployments.

Read the details here about what the Navy is doing in regard to it’s Sailor’s concerns: Navy.mil

Yes…We ARE Live Tonight at 9pmET!

Yes….I keep getting emails wondering when ARE we having our next LIVE! show?! Well, wait no longer! We are back tonight at 9pmET. Thank you for being patient during the break. I was hoping to have our Anniversary Show lineup complete, but we had some technical difficulties…that special show is coming soon. In the meantime, please join us tonight!

Here are the details:

It’s Girl Talk tonight, that means we are answering your questions about anything and everything.

We are also talking about how to stay busy this summer if your honey is deployed.

Pour that cup of tea, coffee or cold drink and join us at 9pmET.

We are going to have a ton of fun.

*Cheers*
Wendy, Marie and Jessica (and most importantly YOU!)

Show Link to listen LIVE!:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/navywiferadio/2008/05/21/Navy-Wife-Radio

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Homecoming 6 Months Early

I have finally come out of the clouds and have landed safely back into “reality”. My writing has taken a back seat to evenings spent catching up on 7 months of missed conversation, cooking real dinners, his TV shows, his Netflix picks and his favorite restaurants. Isn’t it funny how that happens when they get home. The boys have spent lots of one on one time in between soccer, boy scouts, motorcycle rides and the new Wii. I thought it was time to catch up on the details of this unique homecoming.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about our last phone call from “over there” and how strange it was knowing that he was “really” on his way home. I hate to admit that I wasn’t letting myself get too excited until I knew he was in Kuwait for fear the Navy and the Army would change their minds and keep him in country.

In my last post I talked about planning for R&R and I was told to plan for a HOMECOMING.

When was the last time you heard of that happening?? (more details of why that happened in a different post)

I think when he finally landed in the States he had been traveling for over 72 hours. I feel for the guys whose wives plan trips immediately upon their arrival. I’m so glad I sought the advice of several wives on this subject….who knew it would take FOREVER to get out of “over there”. Plus, since it is so close to summer it makes sense to wait till then for any road trips. The only requests he gave me for his homecoming were: his favorite meal, his favorite beer, something from his favorite store in the mall (VS), and no parties….oh and me off work for a week.

I was able to pull all of that off with not too much effort. What was different about this homecoming than ones of the past?

1. It was in a airport vs. a pier so we stood out like crazy.

2. My neighbors thought I was crazy when they saw me with 50 plus mini- American Flags that I put on every other driveway from my house to the entrance of the subdivision. After asking “Can I put a flag by your mailbox, my husbands coming home from Afghanistan tomorrow”, it was finally starting to sink in. The more I said “it” the more emotional I found myself, so after about the 7th house, I quit asking and just starting putting the flags in the ground anyway.

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NWR New Tonight – 9pmET

Tuesday – April 8th – Creative Communication – On today’s show we are talking about creative ways to keep in touch with your deployed loved one. We are also answering some Career Questions that we didn’t get to last week and much more. Pour that cup of tea or coffee and join us for some real conversation.

We’re taking your calls and answering your questions

You don’t want to miss this show LIVE! Our call in # is 646-652-4629.

To listen live go to: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/navywiferadio

or

Show link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/navywiferadio/2008/04/09/Navy-Wife-Radio

Show Details:

April 8th – Tuesday
9pm ET
Yahoo IM: Navy Wife Radio

Be sure to put the show on your POD (Plan of the Day)!!

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The Last Phone Call from “Over There”

Soon my husband will be home. Just when I was hating the Navy, they saw fit to shorten my husbands orders and the Army unit he was attached to agreed! I’m so loving the Navy and the Army right now! I’ll probably never say that in the same sentence again! ….at least I hope not! Instead of R&R and two weeks of bliss at home (minus the nagging feeling that saying good-bye again would be harder than the first time), he announced he wouldn’t be coming home for 2 weeks….he was coming home… home.

I thought, “Did he just say “home home”?? I had already planned the next weeks. What we would do or……not do, places we would visit, the favorite meals I would cook. Two weeks of favorite things and special days to show the guest of honor just how much he was missed and loved. Now, I have weeks and weeks and weeks with him….no impending airline reservation calling him back “over there”.

The other night about 730pm, my phone rang. It was him and we chatted for about 15 min, talking about his flights and process home. I said just before hanging up, “so, is this our last phone call from Afghanistan?” he said, “yes, I guess it is…” and there was an unmistakable silence on the line.

Six months later and we are almost done….almost….. I can’t wait for the phone call from Kuwait.

So We’re Going IA…

I just found out that my husband will be going IA. He just recently returned from a 6-month deployment, left again for a surge (which are usually around 3-4 months of time) and then will come home for an undisclosed short amount of time and goes again for a year immediately following. Since, I just found out about it I am currently devastated. 

Normally, (not during war time) after a regular deployment the Navy will give an 18-month turn around between deployments. After it is all said and done, in roughly 2 years of time my husband will be gone 1 year and 9 months. He will be home for 3 months in two years. I know we are military and this is what we should expect but it still hit me with some force! (To say the least)

At least it will make for some good writing!  I will write more on this later! Just had to share my sad (for me) news! 😦