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EOD ?? Anyones hubby do this?

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HavingaBOY --- 10 years ago -

Is anyone here have a hubby who is EOD? My husband is set on re-enlisting as this...wanting some info on it, I know what it is, but wondering about the school, and deployments, so on? 

Liz~*Celebrating Home *~ --- 10 years ago -

I know of atleast 3 people that are EOD. I had a friend in the AF and she went into EOD school and she said it was really tough. I had another friend who was in the Marines and went to school. He said the same thing about school. It was very intense, hard and a lot of people did not make it. I know the field can be time consuming and they do deploy quite a bit just like infantry. I hope you are very independent and ok with raising the baby on our own for quite a while. 

Donny --- 10 years ago -

Explosives Ordinance Disposal


Pretty self explanatory. Dangerous, lots of deployments...blah blah blah. 

HavingaBOY --- 10 years ago -

I hope you are very independent and ok with raising the baby on our own for quite a while. 

Thats what I am trying to prepare myself for, so im wondering what its all about. I am not going to tell him he cant do something he wants to do. Cuz he re-enlists this year while hes deployed, then will come home and go into school. 

Donny --- 10 years ago -

Thats what I am trying to prepare myself for, so im wondering what its all about. I am not going to tell him he cant do something he wants to do. Cuz he re-enlists this year while hes deployed, then will come home and go into school.

Sit down and talk to him about it, it could be something he is passionate about and has always wanted to do or it could be because he wants a re-enlistment bonus and isn't considering how dangerous the job is and how much he'll be gone. 

Murph --- 10 years ago -

I am not going to tell him he cant do something he wants to do.

EOD is intense! One of the girls who runs one of the Camp P wives page on FB is married to an EOD tech and it's hard on her. Her husbands unit has lost A LOT of people and it's terrifying!... My husband wanted to go recon for the longest time, then we got married, then we had Logan and his mindset is completely different. No amount of $$ was worth missing out on his family! If you're not comfortable with the decision you need to talk to him about it and let him know how you feel. If you don't you WILL end up resenting his decision or even him 

HavingaBOY --- 10 years ago -

He knows how I feel about it. But at the same time, I married a marine...i signed up for this type of stuff. If I wanted an easy life i wouldnt be a marine wife 

DocsWife --- 10 years ago -

My husband wanted to go recon for the longest time, then we got married, then we had Logan and his mindset is completely different. No amount of $$ was worth missing out on his family! If you're not comfortable with the decision you need to talk to him about it and let him know how you feel. If you don't you WILL end up resenting his decision or even him

Same thing here, Murph. My husband really wanted to do recon. He's a corpsman, so he wanted to be a recon corpsman of course. He went as far as to do the first physical test. During the first portion, which was the swimming, he stopped himself and purposely missed the time he needed even though he could get it. He did the rest of the physical stuff and blew the other guys out of the water but just couldn't do the mental part of knowing he'll be always leaving his family. They asked him to come back and do it again because he did so well, but he hasn't looked back. Having a family can change his mindset. 

Donny --- 10 years ago -

I married a marine...i signed up for this type of stuff. If I wanted an easy life i wouldnt be a marine wife

That's a bumper sticker you read somewhere right?

Or are you one of those people that believe because you weren't issued in your husband's seabag your opinions don't matter? 

Murph --- 10 years ago -

But at the same time, I married a marine...i signed up for this type of stuff. If I wanted an easy life i wouldnt be a marine wife 

You're right you did sign up to be a Marine wife, so did I, what I did not sign up for was my data hubby going recon lol... I supported him but he knew that I didn't like the idea. Life in general isn't easy. Only you and your husband can know what you guys want for your family and honestly I don't think you can prepare yourself for being an "EOD Wife".

just couldn't do the mental part of knowing he'll be always leaving his family. They asked him to come back and do it again because he did so well, but he hasn't looked back. Having a family can change his mindset. 

My hubby hasn't either. Heck he hates going to the field now lol. It's funny how gung ho guys are about doing crazy dangerous jobs and then along comes a little person and their whole world flips lol 

Murph --- 10 years ago -

Or are you one of those people that believe because you weren't issued in your husband's seabag your opinions don't matter?

LOL I like that!... I had a hard time when my husband and I first got married, expressing my opinions about his career in the military. I used to say I was just along for the ride. My husband HATED that and really made me realize that my opinions matter to him and he wouldn't do something that I was 100% against. Every decision is discussed before it's 100% set in stone. 

DocsWife --- 10 years ago -

My hubby hasn't either. Heck he hates going to the field now lol. It's funny how gung ho guys are about doing crazy dangerous jobs and then along comes a little person and their whole world flips lol

Totally the same thing with mine. Once he did that recon stuff it totally changed him, not necessarily for the better. I appreciate he wants to be with us, but sometimes I feel like it cripples him to some degree. He hates field ops as well, but lucky for him he's working the hospital temporarily. 

shizzlemydizzle --- 10 years ago -

That's a bumper sticker you read somewhere right?

Or are you one of those people that believe because you weren't issued in your husband's seabag your opinions don't matter?


Like x 1000! 

shizzlemydizzle --- 10 years ago -

Every decision is discussed before it's 100% set in stone.

And that's exactly how is should be - Military or Civilian - career decisions affect the family unit, not just the paycheck earner. 

Huckleberry --- 10 years ago -

 

Murph --- 10 years ago -

And that's exactly how is should be - Military or Civilian - career decisions affect the family unit, not just the paycheck earner.

I agree. 

Huckleberry --- 10 years ago -

My husband is EOD , and it's no fun. He is gone all the time, thankful we don't have children yet and I workfull time so I can fill my days with work. I would never recommend anyone going EOD who has a family. And you really should talk to him about going EOD with you having a baby and It should be something you both agree on , not because your a marine wife and signed up for it being hard, that's just dumb. 

2Gems4Ever --- 10 years ago -

Exactly. If you have no say so in your marriage you may as well be single and answer to yourself. Every decision no matter if it's big or small will/can affect the family unit. I really think you and your husband need to sit down and talk. 

imhischeeseburger --- 10 years ago -

Watch the Hurt Locker. 

Liz~*Celebrating Home *~ --- 10 years ago -

I doubt he will hear her views anyways, since he wants her to move while pregnant and while he gone and then move again on base before he comes home. I would research it more and see how you would handle things. My husband got out and got back in. I told him I would rather not him do infantry again. He did a different MOS but missed being a grunt. Looking back now, he wishes he would have stuck with it. He is gone about every year and when he is home, he is gone training a lot too. He is looking forward to getting out and not being gone so much. 

Donny --- 10 years ago -

I doubt he will hear her views anyways, since he wants her to move while pregnant and while he gone and then move again on base before he comes home.

Ahhh. I didn't realize this was the same person.

From what she posts her spouse seems to care more about money then anything else.

She had no say in moving all over while he's gone she'll have no say in him re-enlisting EOD.

sad when money is more important then family. 

2Gems4Ever --- 10 years ago -

My thoughts exactly. I didn't want to bring her other issues and override this thread but I felt the same way. To me that has nothing to do with being a Marine Wife. He has issues. 

Murph --- 10 years ago -

Ahhh. I didn't realize this was the same person.

From what she posts her spouse seems to care more about money then anything else.

She had no say in moving all over while he's gone she'll have no say in him re-enlisting EOD.

sad when money is more important then family. 


I didn't realize that either. Sad stuff!No amount of money is worth missing out on your kiddos growing. It seriously happens in the blink of an eye! && if my husband wanted me to do all that moving while pregnant and him gone I would give him a nice slap upside the head lol 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine --- 10 years ago -

I hate to be that person... but...

We don't know what's going on in their lives. We shouldn't judge them for wanting to save money -- what if they've fallen on hard times & they really need the money to keep their heads above water & it's not just about greed? 

Calimommy --- 10 years ago -

I am lost, my husband dreams of being sniper or Navy seal, it will never happen. But if he was given the opportunity I would let him do it. But I think what people are saying is that he wants to do it for money? There is a difference between passion for something and doing something for money. 

Murph --- 10 years ago -


We don't know what's going on in their lives. We shouldn't judge them for wanting to save money -- what if they've fallen on hard times & they really need the money to keep their heads above water & it's not just about greed? 


but there are other MOS that offer bonuses, my husband LAT moved and we are getting a nice chunk of cash BUT it's not a dangerous job and it's something he can use in the civi world 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine --- 10 years ago -

but there are other MOS that offer bonuses, my husband LAT moved and we are getting a nice chunk of cash BUT it's not a dangerous job and it's something he can use in the civi world 

Is her hubby wanting to go EOD strictly for the $$? (I need to go back & re-read...) 

Murph --- 10 years ago -

Is her hubby wanting to go EOD strictly for the $$? (I need to go back & re-read...) 

She hasn't said but that is what people are thinking due to her thread a couple days ago about her husband wanting her to move during deployment and before it ends to save money 

SouthernDream --- 10 years ago -

I dont want to be a "B" and "judge" (Even though that is NOT what i am doing but im sure someone on here will find a way to feel i am)

Anyways, with all the recent posts it seems as if your husband is all about the money.. NOT being that marine and re enlisting because he wants to be a Marine but because of the money or bonus.. maybe he really wants to be EOD (my husband does) but its not about the money its because he wants to try other avenues and enjoys nothing more then being a Marine day in and day out and that is his Career.

If he is doing it strict for a bonus and staying in because of that.. he really need to sit down with himself and have a long talk.

But, on the flip side its not only him that seems money hungry.. but both of yall with some of the things you have posted on here, ask questions about, or complained about. SO it doesn't seem like its just him that's money hungry its you as well.

This is JMO :) Everyone has their own opinions.. that's mine 

shellibeth --- 10 years ago -

Murph did your husband LAT move to the air wing? 

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