Forum 2 Discussion
Choose 1 for your thread:
- In Module/Week 2, you read 2 articles from the provided website links, Chapter 9 of the Slone & Friedman textbook, and viewed 3 presentations; all of these discuss the challenges that veterans, spouses, and family members experience when the veteran returns home from the war. In your thread, outline the challenges of veterans, spouses, and family members and some of the solutions they found helpful. Be sure to cite your sources, and you MUST include information from each of the assigned articles and presentations in order to earn full credit for this Discussion Board Forum.
- In Module/Week 3, you read material from 1 article, 1 website, Chapters 4–6 of the Slone & Friedman textbook, and viewed 3 presentations; the central theme for this module/week’s readings and presentations is how peacetime is different from wartime. In your thread, contrast wartime and peacetime personal lifestyle and summarize the difficulties one has in making that transition. Be sure to cite your sources, and you MUST include information from each of the assigned articles and presentations in order to earn full credit for this Discussion Board Forum.
Complete a reply to 1 classmate.
Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of Module/Week 3 and submit your reply by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the same assigned module/week.
When I was active duty, I had the luxury of predicting my deployment to South Korea. That is, in my field, a “remote” to Korea was almost inevitable. So, when it happened, the shock was slightly mitigated by conditioning.
For me, leaving—the actual departure—was the toughest. But when I returned, I found that my wife, with whom I left 4 young children, had adapted well to being a single mother. She adapted so well, there were times when I felt almost obsolete.
But just as we had both adjusted to new paradigms (the separation), we worked together to create a new paradigm.
Now, it is not unusual for military members to have multiple lengthy deployments. As you proceed with these Discussion Board topics, consider the concomitant issues.