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Seems noone is married to the ADF, lucky people! Anyone who is say hi, I'm going mildly insane; with resentment, guilt, then resentment again! :o Ah don't we love it! But seriously, would be nice to talk to someone who knows..... I've got a 2yr old boy and a nine month old girl, both great kids, though I do blame them for my insanity sometimes, though most of the time I blame hubby... mmm well we must love 'em to bits if we put up with this type of life hey?!! Hubby that is, of course we love our kids. :p
Understand where you r coming from...........postings, exercises, trips the list goes on. My husband and I have just discharged from the RAAF a little bit easier when both r in the forces together but only just.
Hi, I can sympathise with you. Until last year I went through numerouse separations and the associated stresses with my husband going on deployment. Luckily for me, this year we have been posted with my work and hubby is on leave and looking after bub. It is strange having him home so much but I am getting used to it!
I was just about to start a post when I stumbled across yours. Iím a military wife so to speak, my partner and i have been together for 4 years and we will be getting married late this year once my daughter and I return to the States. My Fiancť is American and in the US Army. While i was staying with him we got engaged on new years day then i fell pregnant afterwards, i know exactly how hard this life style is, but Iím very proud of my solider :D we have spent most of our time apart and i spent 5 months of my pregnancy without him which was very hard, he come to Australia for the birth but had to leave after 6 weeks. Our daughter is now 7 m/o.
I would love to hear from any one who is in the same boat.
Thanks people, it was nice to read your comments. Had to drop hubby at airport again today:(, sick of doing that, I feel so rotten for the rest of the day. Ah well.
I went through both my pregnancies majorly without hubby too , and did the six weeks with him home after birth with both kids also. It's not too bad after hubby's been away for a while :o , you kind of get used to it, into a routine then he comes home and the routine goes out the window!! Then he's gone again and the routine has to get started again and finally things get back to normal then he's home again!! :p .
Just came across this thread.
My husband is in the RAAF and I have just found out that our first 2 posting options (Newcastle, Brisbane) are no go and we'll probably end up at Wagga. Has anyone lived there? Can you tell me anything about it?
I just feel like my whole world has crashed down. I had my sons primary school chosen, I love everything about Newcastle.
The only other option is for him to go to Richmond on his own and hope for a move back.
Let me know any info on Wagga.
mum to Connor (Oct 01) and Ella (Mar 04)
I to am a RAAF Widow (as I tend to call it anyway!!), we got posted to Newcastle in 2003 so we are up for posting at the end of the year but my hubby is also looking at discharging so will have to see what happens...
Felicity - we lived in Wagga for 12 months while my hubby was in traing 7 years ago and we loved it. Mind you we both came from smallish towns so Wagga was a good size to start with for a first posting. Can't really help you on the school issue though as I have only just had my first baby but I did know people who sent their kids to Forest Hill Primary (Suburb closest to base - mostly a DHA area and it is good if you have only one car cause hubby could ride the bike or walk to work!!!) and they found it ok.... If you want to know anymore let me know! My sister in law has also just moved to Temora (1 hr from Wagga) and she goes to Wagga a bit and says the shopping is good!!! If you love Newcastle you will be happy in Wagga- I would be happy to go back there but unfortunately my hubby's posting options don't allow it... We have a choice of Richmond or Darwin....has been warned that he will go to Richmond alone if he gets posted there - lived in Sydney for 3 years and hated it!!!!
Does anyone live in or around Nowra??? My sister husband (Navy) is posted there in August and she has two little girls - ages 2 and 1 - and would love to meet other mums... If so can you please get back to me - I am going to tell her to register on this site cause I think it is great!
Thanks for the info. Now that I've gotten used to the idea, Wagga may not be so bad. We're actually thinking of changing Wagga to our first choice, and hope it will only be a 3 year posting. My husband also did his initial training there but that was back in 1985, so it's probably changed a fair bit.
I can't help you out on Nowra though.
mum to Connor (Oct 01) and Ella (March 04)
I'm currently in the RAAF but am in maternity leave (24wks at half pay and then recreational leave - I go back to work 31st October) and am currently posted to the RAAF Base in Darwin. I can attest that Richmond is a horrible dirty place. Sydney is one place I could never be posted to.
My husband is in the Northern Territory Police Force and I'm looking at getting out of the RAAF at either the end of this year or early next year. I've had it. Eight years of constant cr@p is enough to drive you insane. I'm looking at taking a pay cut and joining the Police Auxilliaries.
As for Wagga Wagga, its a lovely place. Nice and friendly and reasonable shopping. I'd love to get posted there but it will never happen for me. Its a very horsey place too though I wouldn't want to truck our 3 monsters down there in a hurry as it gets so cold in winter.
Hi there my hubby is inthe RAAF and we are posted down here in melbourne , we actually have our own Defence playgroup which we get funding etc from DCO , its great we have a mixture of RAAF, Army, and Navy families as well as Defence civillian families, so its great when partners etc are away as weall have someone to tak to etc :)
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