As the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms Commanding Officer, I would like to take the time to acknowledge that in many ways, our military spouses have really carried the load for our Sailors.
Without asking for support or recognition, you have carried out your duties to your family and country with the quiet courage and strength that has always exemplified the American spirit.
When your Sailor was asked to report to this remote location, you supported them and even proceeded to blossom in this desert environment. When your Sailor was deployed, your entire family was called to serve. I know that readiness of your Sailor depended on the readiness of you, the military spouse, your children, and loved ones’ sacrifice as well.
I am convinced that your military spouse knows that without your support, they could not effectively do their job. Non-military spouses will never know the challenge you face that any moment, your spouse may be called upon by the government to report for duty and leave you and your family behind to assist with a crisis somewhere in the world, while you are left to keep home life “normal” for everyone.
I warmly express my deep appreciation for your support of your Sailor.
CAPT Ann Bobeck
Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital