I appreciate your sacrifice and that of your husband's as well, Ramia. Not having been in Airborne myself, I am only now getting a glimpse of life in such units.
I am a USAF Veteran and served from 1969 to 1973, and stumbled in the the one job that kept me out of southeast Asia. I operated and maintained flight simulators for F-4 Phantoms. I was stationed at Eglin AFB as a permanent duty station.
My Son is due to graduate basic/AIT at the end of the month. After a couple weeks down time cleaning his weapon He will go to jump school. His contract was for Airborne and he had requested the 82nd.
Of course, the military being what it is, his orders have been changed and now after jump school he is off to Ft Drum. He is a little bummed out by this, but is unsure of what he is in for, so is trying to remain positive.
In the research I have done, the 10th Mountain seems to be a great org. and is in fact an Airborne unit. Given the way thing are in Afghanistan, I can understand the need for more in the 10th Mountain.
My question is: Is this a good thing for him? And how about for his Wife and parents?
PS: I realize that the purpose of my post is very mixed. First it should have been a reply to Ramia, but I have included my intro, and a question. I promise to do better in the future, but I could only find the reply button at the time.