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I am a military spouse and was wondering if any of the PoliceLink members are miltiary police or civilian contractors serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan and if you could share some lessons learned from your experience?

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Thanks. I'm already a member. I haven't seen the information on military police on Military.com, it's a very large website.

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I'm a National Guardsman that has just recently returned from Iraq (three weeks ago). I was assigned to a security forces company. I think the two biggest things that I learned was to follow my training and not become lax or complacent and this war is definately harder on the families back here in the US. It is not as bad as the news portrays it to be over there. Don't get me wrong it is dangerous but there is a lot of good happening too and the media doesn't report those things enough.

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Matt, my sister and I were just discussing the unrelability of the media to help us understand this situation.

Can you point us to any sources of information that you trust and consider reliable?

Thanks for any help you can give-- and thank you for your service to this country!

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

just a heads up there really is no media that will show you what is really going on there. from being there myself i can tell you if you really want to know what is going on you have to talk to someone who is there because they will tell you the truth

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Izzybelle said:

I am a military spouse and was wondering if any of the PoliceLink members are miltiary police or civilian contractors serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan and if you could share some lessons learned from your experience?

Am currently serving in the desert, about to end my tour in the next couple of weeks. There is a lessons learned site that your spouse can access through military computers. But those will cover tactics, training and procedures. I get a sense that's not what you are looking for. The number one thing for the folks headed over here have to remember is we get trained for years on what to expect over here and how to handle things (#1 Be flexible). But the family members (spouses, kids, parents) don't get any training on how to cope with the absence of their loved ones. So what I tell our folks is to stay in touch. Doesn't matter if it's just a couple of lines in an e-mail or every morning for a few minutes on the phone. You have to let the family know you are OK. The family will hear things about where their military person is at and sometimes start to worry whenever they hear the name of the city close by. I would say to the family, don't worry every time you hear something happened, and make a deal with the military spouse so they will let you know they are OK. A weak relationship will get weaker, and a strong one will stay strong. Military folks should bring a laptop, plenty of DVDs and books over here already. Extra PT clothes & socks. Good luck!

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Catdaddy, thank you for your service. Come home safe and sound!