Living in Alaska has been an amazing experience for me, but soon it will be time to say goodbye. If I’m being honest, I am heartbroken. I never imagined that I’d love living here, but I do, because Alaska is breathtakingly beautiful, even at -20 degrees in the dead of winter.
I joined the Army Reserve nearly four years ago, and I’m grateful for all the lessons learned and experiences that being a Reservist has brought me. I definitely would not be the person that I am today had I not made the decision to join right out of high school.
Here are a few lessons I’ve learned along the way:
This year, I’m making it my goal to find more balance between my civilian and military life. You see, I’m a civilian, but I’m also in the Army Reserves. It’s something I have to explain to people a lot when they ask me why I’m not available at certain times of the year.
This week on AWTR we’re featuring Wife of CSM Leon Caffie, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Reserve – Sylvia Caffie. Field Problems Resource of the Week: Director, Family Programs, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve with information on Employer Partnership, The Newbie Minute, Real Life Warrior, and Household 6!
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