PV: my experience in a military family


Ava Hunter, staff reporter

I am apart of a military family. My name is Ava Hunter, my father and mother are in the military. My father, Fred Hunter Jr, is a retired army soldier. My mother is a labor and delivery nurse on the military base. I have three siblings a brother and two sisters. My brother Drew is 25 and is in college to be a pharmacist. My oldest sister Sierra is 23 and is in college to work in public health which is an individual that works to help improve the health of people and society. Lastly my youngest sister is Jordyn and she is ten.  

Our adventures have been fun but difficult to overcome. I was born in North Carolina and lived there till i was three. We then moved to San Antonio and stayed for about two and a half years. We then moved to Washington State. I honestly loved it there from the weather to the people. About two months into our move my father was deployed to Korea. It felt like I didn’t even have a father sometimes, but he would Face Time us when he could. Just imagine not seeing your mother or father for about five years of your life. That would suck wouldn’t it.

Many people have been to different schools. Cause they moved, parents, people etc. But changing schools seven times was probably the worst thing about being in a military family. I wasn’t very social in elementary school and switching schools about every year didn’t help the problem. I still talk to my friends from Washington. Two of them actually ended up moving to Texas. The best and most emotional day I’ve had at school was in third grade in the middle of the day. My dad walks in the classroom, and everyone looked back so I did too and there he was front and center. I bursted into tears and ran to hug him we knew he was coming home but he told us in about a month. I was signed out of school and the whole family but my brother spent the rest of the day together. I believe that living in a military family makes you stronger because you get mentally tougher.