The hubs is currently away at Warrant Officer Candidate School, WOCS at Fort Rucker, Alabama. I decided not disclose that he was gone before because of personal security and all.. you know PERSEC. Love those military acronyms! He actually left back in July and it’s just been the boys and I for a summer of fun! Oh yes, it’s been loads of fun! Anyhoo.. I’m writing this post to tell you about a wonderful Facebook group I am a part of. It has helped uplift my spirit while my honey has been away and if your spouse is headed to WOCS you’ll want in on this group as well!
Katrina Steddum began the group strictly for families , spouses and girlfriend/boyfriends of candidates attending the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Alabama. If you aren’t a spouse or family member you won’t be granted access to the group. I was lucky enough to find the group around week two and a half of the hubs time there. She has posted pictures and shared generic information, no names or in depth info on how our candidates are doing. It’s been nice to catch glimpses of the hubs. I just wanted to cry when I saw the first picture of him! And to be honest I didn’t even see his face, he had his hand on his forehead looking down but I knew it was him. Tears of joy people! It’s the little things right?
The course itself is not long, it can run five to seven weeks. The time away has felt like he’s back in basic training though. We get minimal phone time maybe once or twice a week and of course he’s not here. And yes, their phones get taken up.. It’s not like I can text him and he’ll answer. I text him pictures during the week so when he does get his phone he can see pictures. We miss him but know this will be wonderful for his career and that he will excel at this position within his field.
So is your spouse headed to WOCS or considering putting in his or her packet? Encourage them to do it. I can’t stress how much your support helps your soldier. Once your spouse has his or her date and heads out WOCS, join the group so you’ll be in the know of what’s going on and get to know the other spouses. You may or may not get to meet them or be stationed with them at your next duty station but it helps to have a group you can submit questions to. The land of Warrants is different.. I’m not in the know at all, but you know I’ll ask questions if I need an answer. This time next week *God willing- the hubs and I will be back on our way to Texas after his graduation. I cannot wait.
Do we have any Warrant families in the house?? I have questions! 🙂