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Military Life

139 EpisodesProduced by Beck RaynerWebsite

Welcome to the Military Life Podcast- a podcast telling the stories of everyday Australian Military partners.Listen in to hear from others who are living this military life (Defence Life), juggling all the things on the daily, just like you and I. Let's connect and support each other by telling our … read more


123.Day ONE of Defence Partner Life!

In this week's podcast episode, I talk to spouse Emily about being new to Defence Life and when I say NEW I mean really new. Emily took the time to chat with me on the day of her partner’s enlistment. DAY 1!


Emily and I also talk about;

  • Making the decision, as a family, to join the defence force
  • Patiently waiting for an enlistment date, injury delays and the anticipation
  • Preparing for her partner’s departure and building a support network
  • The enlistment day drop off and the disconnect she felt
  • Being too busy to really process the huge changes taking place
  • What made her partner want to join the RAAF over the Army and Navy
  • The challenges she has faced accessing defence specific information
  • Being upset her partner is going away but equally as excited for his new career
  • Why she views an 8-month separation as a short-term sacrifice for long term gain
  • The impact being apart might have on her partner and their daughter
  • Having realistic expectations of what defence life might be like
  • Working in healthcare and being able to find employment where ever they go
  • Her small business and worrying about starting fresh and building a client base


NEW to Defence Life? Pop over to the Defence Partner Info Hub. I’ve translated all that ‘defence speak’, untangled information and laid it all out in one easy-to-navigate space in easy-to-understand language


Ready to join the ML community? Click through the link to get connected xx



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