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! Relocations Military


We talk to two military wives about military life and how they cope with constant relocation.


When we talk about relocating to a new property, new town or even a new province or country, no one knows the process better than the military. Many of us probably don’t realize that the families of our military personnel are also subject to relocation. We know that members of the air force, army, navy etc unfortunately by the very nature of their jobs have to travel to different countries in order to serve their country, however their loved ones may also have to relocate in order to be close to where their military family member is based. Muchmor Media is located very close to CFB


Trenton, Canada’s largest forces base and so we decided to speak with some military wives to see how they cope with relocation and the separation from their husbands.


In this article we will speak to two wives and get their view on what it is really like to have to move around the country and never really settle in one place. We will also discuss the issues relating to long separations and the effects that has on them and their family.


Jacki Hollywood-Brown is 42 years old and has been a military wife since 1991. Originally from Kingston Ontario, she first met her husband-to-be in 1990 at his graduation from the Royal Military


College. In fact she was his blind date at his graduation ball. The couple have two children, a son aged 13 and a 10 year old daughter. We first discussed where Jacki and her family had lived over the course of her husbands military career. Between 1990 - 1992 she lived in Guelph, Ontario whilst she finished her M.Sc. but her husband was based in Victoria, British Columbia and Wainwright, Alberta and she moved to Victoria to join him in 1992. In 1993 they moved to Ste-Foy in Quebec, then in 1995 to Oromocto, New Brunswick where they lived for five years. In 2000 it was back to Quebec, this time to Shannon, then in 2005 they relocated to North York in Ontario. 2006 saw them moving yet again to Quebec, to Montreal on this occasion and then most recently in 2009 to Trenton, Ontario. The family currently live in military housing at CFB


Trenton, but know they will be relocated again in 2011 but have no idea where. Karen Smith (name changed to retain privacy) is also 42 years old and was born in Oshawa, Ontario. She met her future husband when they were both in high school, but she knew he had ambitions to become a pilot in the Air Force. By the time they married he was enrolled and was married in his uniform with an honour guard.


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