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

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Riding the Roller Coaster

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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 ALPHAAdaptability, Active duty, Afghanistan, American flags, Acronyms   BRAVOBoots, Base, BAH, Bravery
 CHARLIECamouflage, Commissary, Care packages, Courage, Cell phones, Chain of command
 DELTADeployments, Duty station, Dog tags, Dependent
 ECHOExhaustion, Endurance, Emotional roller coaster
 GOLFGear, Guns, Goodbyes
 HOTELHurry up and wait, High and tight, Homecomings, Hit the head, Humor
 INDIAIroning uniforms, Iraq
 JULIETJet noise
 LIMALove, Leave, LES
 MIKEMilitary brats, Mission, Moving trucks, Murphy’s law, Mandatory fun
 NOVEMBERNational security
 OSCAROperations, OPSEC, Orders
 PAPAPCS, Pride, Patience, Predeployment, Promotions
 QUEBECQuestions unanswered
 ROMEORank, Rate, Retirement, Reintegration, Readjustments
 SIERRASalute, Service, Single parenting, Skype, Strength, Scuttlebutt, Space A, SSN, Sandbox, Surprises, Surrogate spouses
 TANGOTroops, Tricare, Training, Taps, Tears, Transitions
 VICTORVeterans, Valor
 WHISKEYWar, Webcams, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 X-RAYXO YANKEEYellow ribbons
 ZULUZero dark thirty


11 Comments on Military Life from Alpha to Zulu

  1. 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

  2. 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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