• Susan: A proud Air Force wife

    "My story is simple. I am a military spouse. I am a proud Air Force wife. I am a mother, an advocate, and a supporter. Though I don't actually own a uniform, I put one on every day.

    "In my lifetime, I have never witnessed and now been a part of an administration that focuses so much on the military and the military family. I would like to thank the President and Mrs. Obama for caring about us, for putting into place initiatives that really do help military families, and for listening to us. Not many have had to experience military life, and though this is a life that we choose, it is still one that is fraught with fear, anxiety, and stress.

    "I truly believe that if our nation works hard and comes together, good people like President Obama can continue making change!"

    —Susan, North Carolina

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