Of course, there are a few military girlfriends who give the title a bad name. They take advantage of service members and make poor choices.
Having a life in addition to the one with your service member will help you remember who you are as a person.
There is rarely a week that passes where I don’t hear from a military girlfriend.
Take time to really consider what it looks like long term, consider the possibility of moves (and not just the exotic possibilities but the very real not ideal possibilities), deployments, training, absences…Surround yourself with supportive and positive people who see military life in a good light.There will be challenges and day to day frustrations and at times it can be overwhelming, but with a group of people that truly support one another in a healthy empowering way it can be an incredible experience.Commanders use the whole-soldier concept in making appropriate recommendations, and tattoos are one of many attributes taken into consideration.Prior to this rule change, soldiers were allowed to wear the ACU on commercial flights only when deploying, redeploying or on rest and recuperation leave to and from the combat theater.