PV:Living in a military family


Ava Hunter, Staff Reporter

Both of my parents are in the military. My father, Fred Hunter Jr., is a retired army captain. 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 10. Our adventures have been fun but difficult to face and 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. Which made us happy. 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 greatest as well as the 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. There he was front and center. My eyes filled with tears as I 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 spent the rest of the day together. This was why I believe that living in a military family makes you stronger because it allows you to get mentally tougher.