7 Things You Think During Military Transition

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Getting out of the military brings a lot of crazy emotions. On the one hand — YAY. On the other hand — OMG. That’s because we all know that while we sometimes love to hate the military, we also love to love it.

Are you in the military transition process now? If so, you know these are true.

7 Things You Think During Military Transition


1. Thank GOD. No more training! No more deployments!

Everybody party!


2. But wait, I actually kind of like the field time. I mean, when else am I supposed to binge watch Gilmore Girls?

I really do.


3. And the paycheck. I like the paycheck. What if we have to cut our bread into tiny, thin slices so we don’t starve?

Poor Donald Duck. Poor us.


4. No, dummy, he’s got marketable skills (and so do I). He’ll totally get a job. And wear normal clothes! No more stinky-stanky uniforms.

Like. a. boss.


5. OK I actually love the uniforms. He had that whole Tom Cruise thing going on.



6. You know who DOES look amazing in normal clothes? ME! If we live in one place for more than 25 seconds I can totally find a normal job and wear normal not-gym-clothes to work every single day.


7. You know what? Getting out of the military isn’t going to be so bad.


We know there are way more than seven of these — and that they are only a drop in the bucket of the perpetual freak-out session in the minds of transitioning spouses everywhere.

About the Author

Amy Bushatz
Amy is the editor in chief of Military.com’s spouse and family blog SpouseBuzz.com. A journalist by trade, Amy also covers spouse and family news for Military.com where she is the managing editor of spouse and family content. An Army wife and mother of two, Amy has been featured as a subject matter expert on CNN.com, NPR, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC and BBC as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Follow her on twitter @amybushatz.
  • James McDonald

    Hilarious and so true! SSgt Mack

  • ion.zaldivar

    I am retired from the air force and would do it all over again. I miss it and so does my family. civilian sector is starting all over again and it’s not easy. depending were you are living at and if it’s a military town or not makes a difference. not everyone is pro military. so yes I would choose military again.

  • Karen Miller (Klunk)

    Yes indeed .

  • Scott Wilson

    My career in the Navy from start until retirement was the best part of my adult life. Do it again? If I wasn’t 59 I would still be serving