Marine Corps: Round 2!

This month my husband re-enlisted for four more years in the Marine Corps!! I drove almost 2 hours to Camp Gonsalves Jungle Warfare Training Center where he worked and although it was the longest drive EVER, it was absolutely beautiful! I arrived at 8am in the morning and shortly after they had the formation.

 ^^ Speech, Speech, Speech! ^^

After the small ceremony the Major stayed behind and talked to me for a while, thanked me for my sacrifice, you know having a husband not living at home for 7 months and all. It was so nice to finally see where my husband spent these last few months. He also encouraged him to show me around the base, first he showed me his classroom and then we went down to the jungle. Thankfully i brought a pair of boots with me because he took me down to see the traps, shelters and other survival things he made to add to his class curriculum, he called it his “legacy” to JWTC.

^^ This is G’s classroom, can you tell only men work here? LOL! ^^
^^ Check out this water purifier! ^^
^^ Although he was gone all this time, i could tell he LOVED being a survival instructor ^^

Since then we’ve said goodbye to JWTC and hello to G’s new job! I’m so excited to finally have him home full-time.

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • Kassie ODriscoll

    This is such great news! Now I won't feel so bad when I bug you to hang out on the weekends with me. 😉

  • Congrats on the reenlistment and thank you both for your service!! That's so awesome that he gets to stay home more now 🙂

  • Congrats on his reenlistment! My husband also just reenlisted in the Marine Corps back in November 🙂 We'll be moving to Okinawa in May and we can't wait!