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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

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116.A Dual serving couple, Deployment, Discharge & Defence Life

In this week's podcast episode, I talk to Defence couple Vicki and Jarod about being a dual serving Navy couple, Deployment, Discharge and Defence Life.

 

Vicki, Jarod and I also talk about;

  • How being a dual serving couple works when you both deploy regularly
  • Feeling like ships in the night and working on good communication
  • The juggle of both being defence members and starting a family
  • Jarod stepping into the role of the solo parent when Vicki deployed
  • What it was like for Vicki to deploy when their son was 18 months old
  • The bond that Jarod and their son formed while Vicki was away
  • How Vicki stepped out of the Mum role and into deployed ADF member
  • Creating boundaries when it came to Vicki contacting home & unreliable comms
  • Coping with the transition home, a now 3-year-old child and finding her place
  • How both Vicki and Jarod now have a good understanding of what both experience
  • The juggle of trying to get posted to the same location when you are both serving
  • Vicki’s decision to discharge and the transition from ADF member to civilian
  • Finding her feet, reserve time and figuring out her future career moves
  • Learning to be a family, living together and good communication
  • MWDU and how hard it was for Jarod to leave his family every Sunday
  • Posting to Sydney and feeling grateful to finally be together

 

Ready to join the ML community? Click through the link to get connected xx     www.militarylife.com.au

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