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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


98.Being a New Defence Partner

In this week's podcast episode, I talk to new Navy Spouse Jeni about navigating defence life, the first posting and everything in-between.


Jeni and I also talk about;

  • Being together 13 years before Defence came into the picture
  • How looking for a career change led her Husband to the Navy
  • Researching the impact Defence life would have on their family
  • How hearing the experiences of other defence families was invaluable
  • Why joining the Navy took months of paperwork and interview’s
  • How Jeni felt once her Husband was finally accepted & given 1-month notice
  • The disconnect Jeni felt when she wasn’t included in the process by Defence
  • Having to figure out solo parenting and living without her husband
  • Coming to terms with taking on the mental and physical load of the household
  • Figuring out her capacity and pulling back where she could to prevent burnout
  • Learning about and dealing with Toll and DHA ahead of their first move
  • Going from a full-time wage to living on an Officer training wage
  • How Jeni plans on securing meaningful employment in their new location
  • Going with the flow when it comes to Defence Life and future postings


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