My son is a captain in the Air Force and his wife is the rock of the family. She is WONDERFUL. They have been married for 13 years, have two adorable children, one 3 and one 4 mos, and have lived in Europe, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and the US. His TDY's are difficult, especially with the kids, and he is soon to deploy for another 4 months. She probably has more understanding of military life because she spent 10 years of active duty herself. She is supportive, understanding, strong, resiliant, and adaptable to any and all situations. I am constantly amazed by her and know that my son is a very lucky man.