Category Archives: Red Friday

Day 865: Red Friday, v.8

source One of the first concepts I was introduced to when we came out to Washington was OPSEC (Operational Security).  When J was in Bahrain, there wasn’t really a need to worry too much about OPSEC.  He was in the … Continue reading

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Day 858: Red Friday, v.7

This week I attended my first FRG meeting.  The FRG (Family Readiness Group) is a volunteer group that helps support the families of a particular unit (or whatever the Navy equivalent is) before, during and after deployments.  They have monthly … Continue reading

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Day 851: Red Friday, v.6

I haven’t felt much like writing about the military lately. I tend to have a delayed reaction to emotional events, and with Little J and me hitting the road for the East Coast so shortly after the Stennis deployed, it … Continue reading

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Day 838: Red Friday, v.5

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures posted by the communications crew on the USS John C. Stennis’s Facebook page. source source source source source

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Day 824: Red Friday, v.4

Vacation has been even busier than I anticipated, so I apologize for the missing Red Friday post last week. Today I learned that the “red” in Red Friday stands for “Remembering Everyone Deployed” in addition to being the color worn … Continue reading

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Day 810: Red Friday, v.3

Over the past few months, I’ve seen several posts of “Things Not to Say to a Military Wife”.  Most of them, if not all, have to do with spouses dealing with deployment.  The responses are mostly sarcastic, some are witty, … Continue reading

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Day 803: Red Friday, v.2

One of the things I remember most from the pre-deployment brief is speaking with a woman about what she called “the emotional cycle of deployment”.  I think it stuck with me because she mentioned that it may be difficult for … Continue reading

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