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Spouse Spotlight: Meet Jennetta Hill

For nine years, Jennetta Hill has been proud to call herself an Army wife. The mother of two is currently attending Bryant & Stratton College Online as a Salute to Spouses scholarship recipient and resides at Fort Drum, NY with her family. 

Tell us about your journey through military life.

I met my spouse in my hometown of Ashland, KY. We have been married for 9 years, and have two beautiful children, Megan 17, and Xaiver 3. Our journey through military life has landed us here at Fort Drum, NY and through one deployment in Iraq.

What’s the most rewarding (or your favorite) aspect of being a military wife? What is a challenge of being a military spouse?

The best thing about being a military wife is meeting and making new friends, and the experience of seeing new places. Being a military spouse can be challenging because of the long hours our spouses sometimes work and the long and scary deployments, which both take our loved ones away, making it difficult to deal with the daily tasks alone.

What has been your proudest moment as a military spouse?

My proudest moment is when my husband joined the military, I am so proud of him and every service member that serves and protects our country.

Are you a Salute to Spouses Scholarship recipient? What motivated you to continue your education?

I did receive a Salute to Spouses Scholarship; I always wanted to further my education. My biggest motivation was my spouse telling me that I can do anything that I set my mind to.

Tell us a little bit about your work life.

I have been blessed to be a stay at home mom since my son was born. I am glad that I can focus solely on College, and I am very excited to graduate and begin my career.

What plans do you have for the future? What kind of support does a military spouse need to accomplish his or her goals?

My plan is to graduate in 2012, and obtain a rewarding job. I think we all need supportive family and friends, and the desire to want a better future.

Do you have any tips for making friends or finding a support network after each move? What is something that people can do for military spouses within their community?

There really are so many things that people do for us already. The best thing is to have military spouses getting together more; we really can be such a support for each other.

What piece of advice would you give to someone who is about to marry a military service member? What’s the best advice you were given?

My advice would be to make friends and utilize the programs that are available when our loved ones' are deployed. It really helps to know ways to cope and remember that it is so worth it, because you know your loved one is fighting for our freedom and are reminded when you encounter people whom are so sincere in thanking you for all that they do.

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