One of the things we learned after talking with Kristin Henderson about her book, is that our generation of milspouses owe a lot to those who came before us. Specifically, the Vietnam-era wives. Many procedures, such as casualty notification, were revamped thanks to input from the past generation, who had to endure some rather harsh conditions.
The military is constantly changing. Constantly. I am convinced that our generation has it so much better than previous generations, thanks to a variety of factors, including the wives themselves. We play the hand that we are dealt, but that doesn't mean lessons can't be learned from each generation of milspouses.
Tomorrow evening on SBTR, we're going to have a great show. We'll take a journey through time, which will begin with a conversation with Elaine, a Vietnam-era spouse. I've already had the benefit of listening, with great awe, to some of Elaine's stories. Trust me, you'll want to listen to them, too. We'll compare and contrast our experiences from Vietnam to Desert Storm to the current Global War on Terror. Stephanie, a relatively new milspouse, will join us to discuss what it's like to marry into the military during wartime.
Tomorrow night is sure to be a fascinating look how military life has changed, and how it's stayed the same, over the past 40+ years. Join us at 9:00 p.m. EST. As always, we'll be in the chat room, too.