Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Military Spouses: Cultural Battles

Military Spouses Fight Cultural Battles From Home

Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images Andrew Thai with 1st Battalion/ 3rd Marines, Charlie Company, kisses his wife Sarah holding daughter Mikalah upon his return to Hawaii early June 14, 2010, following a seven-month deployment in southern Afghanistan.

July 27, 2010 Generals lead the war effort on the battlefield. At home, military spouses handle the everyday challenges of running households while their loved ones are away.

But some also band together to fight for cultural changes in the military.


Alison Buckholtz, wife of Navy pilot Cmdr. Scott Moran. She's the author of "Standing by: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War", and writes for Slate's Deployment Diary. Her article, "The Bad Scene At Dover, Where Military Caskets Arrive" appeared June 30, 2010.

Suzie Schwartz, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. She spearheaded efforts to open the Center For Families of the Fallen.

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