Cav Wives

 25th ID Cav Wives conducting a Spur Ride in Hawaii


Deployed Air Cav troopers, spouses conduct joint spur ride

You Might be a Cav Wife if... can unpack a house and have everything in place in 48 hours string concertina wire to keep the neighbor's kids out of your flower beds

..your husband's work and dress clothes cost more than yours do've changed more oil and mowed more lawns than your husband because he's never there to do it himself

.you use a crook-neck flashlight with a red lens during power outages because it's the only one you can ever find in the house

..your children say "hooah" or "roger that" instead of "ok" know that it's normal to light shoe polish on fire and that the best way to spit-shine boots is with cotton balls

..your husband does a route recon and takes a GPS for a trip to the mall only write in pencil because EVERYTHING is subject to change need a translator to talk to your civilian friends, only! because they have no idea what DFAS, AER, TDY, ACS, NPD, PCS, and ETS mean have a larger selection of curtains than Wal-Mart does can remember where you kept the Scotch tape in your last house, but unfortunately, not in this one mark time in duty stations, not years refer to friends not only by name but by the state that they live in know that "back home" doesn't mean at the house you live in now tear up when you hear "Proud to Be An American," even though you've heard it 50 times by now know that a 2 month separation IS short, no matter what your civilian friends say ALWAYS know when payday is and get ticked off if there are more than 2 weekends during that pay period know better than to go to the PX or commissary between 11:30 and 1:30 unless it's a life or death emergency show your military ID to the greeter at Wal-Mart know that ! any reference to "sand" or a "box" describes NTC at Ft. Irwin, not you r kid's backyard toys know that "Ft. Puke" is a completely accurate description of Ft. Polk find yourself explaining your husband's LES to him have enough camouflage in your house to wallpaper the White House don't have to think about what time 21:30 is've ever been referred to as "Household 6"'re the TC, not a backseat driver start ripping open MREs and looking for the M&Ms when you run out of Halloween candy can't remember the last time you saw a doctor who wasn't wearing BDUs've ever had a pet named Scout, Ranger or Sergeant

..the local dry cleaner knows you by your first name only cost you $25 to have a child find that a large number of your clothes and household items are olive drab or loam, even though you never planned it that way pick apart uniforms on TV and in the movies, even though you used to yell at! your husband for doing the same thing know what "pogey bait" is and which kinds everyone in your husband's platoon prefers wish you could go to CIF to DX your old stuff like your husband can've learned to sleep through the sounds of tanks, planes, helicopters and artillery simulators

.you give your kids a hand receipt when they take your Tupperware to school can hate military life but be terrified to leave it all in the same breath defend your lifestyle no matter how bad things get because you know there's no other life for you!


 The Order of the Yellow Garter is a Cavalry tradition specifically for the Cav Wife. Sorry! No Cav husbands allowed! 



Army Wife - The toughest job in the Army -

Recipe: for a Military Wife 1 ½ cups of Patience 2 tablespoons of Elbow Grease 1 Pound of Courage 1 ¼ cups of Tolerance Dash of Adventure. Marinate frequently with salty tears. Pour off excess fat and sprinkle ever so lightly with money. Knead dough until payday. Season with international spices. Baste with a lot of good memories and friendship. Bake for twenty years or longer until done. Serve with pride! 


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The Blue Star Service Flag and Service Lapel Button - Service flags and service lapel buttons are for use by family members of persons serving in the Armed Forces. The banner was designed in 1917 by United States Army Captain Robert L. Queisser of the Fifth Ohio Infantry, in honor of his two sons who were serving in World War I. It was quickly adopted by the public and by government officials. On September 24, 1917, an Ohio congressman read into the Congressional Record:

"The mayor of Cleveland, the Chamber of Commerce and the Governor of Ohio have adopted this service flag. The world should know of those who give so much for liberty. The dearest thing in all the world to a father and mother — their children."

Learn more about the Blue Star Service Flag at the Army Institute of Heraldry. Show your support for your deployed soldier with a blue star flag or sticker.  



Military Connection - Government jobs, up-to-date information on military schools, federal jobs, as well as military loans and military pay. Our online directory on military education and benefits including the GI Bill, employment opportunities, the latest military job postings, pay charts and salary calculators. A GREAT site! Because military wives and women are Commanders in Chief!