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    Nice to finally see something positive about FRGs. So much gossip and cat wars in mine lol.

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    FRG sounds great, very helpful.
    How do I get in touch? May sound like a dumb question (I know nothing about FRG!), but do I find them through my soldiers unit, or just on my own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by proudarmygirlfriend View Post
    FRG sounds great, very helpful.
    How do I get in touch? May sound like a dumb question (I know nothing about FRG!), but do I find them through my soldiers unit, or just on my own?
    Your Soldier needs to turn your information in to is unit's FRG. They cannot give you any information without his consent. Have him contact his FRG and pass your information along to them telling them he wants them to contact you.
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    I registered with my son's FRG online through armyfrg.org, but he has to add you as a contact before you can do that.

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    I never thought about FRG's because technically, I'm not "family".

    Honestly? I've always been the "loner" type and never really fit in with any groups or anything of that nature.

    Although it is refreshing to see positive reviews about FRGs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyGirl4ever View Post
    That's awesome...I did the same for the families of the Soldiers in my husband's previous two units. The mailman always knew when a homecoming was near when I had tons of boxes coming my way. That was my favorite part of being an FRG leader, helping the families that were far away bring a bit of happiness to the Soldiers coming home. My kids and I have made more barracks beds and decorated than I ever would have imagined. Especially since when I left the barracks as a Soldier I swore I'd never make another bed again, haha.

    Glad you had such great support!
    I have had nothing but bad expieriences with the FRG. Don't get me wrong, I love the people, but far too often do they mutate into a gossip monster.

    Quick story: In OIF3 we had this female in our platoon. We called her "War Whore" because she had sex (if you wanna call it that) with the entire FOB (both male and female) She eventually found out she had contracted gental warts and since many males performed oral sex on her and she in turn to them she also had genital warts on her face and forehead (don't ask me how she got them on her forehead, some kind of weird/interesting fetish? I don't know) Well anyway she started to post comments on the FRG website, naming married Soldiers she had slept with. That's when a wife informed her that she and her husband had HIV. From then on instead of "War Whore" we started her the "KID with HIV and open sores on her face and forehead". Bad example, but the point is my old FRG was full of rumor spreaders.
    Another quick story: Dutring OIF1 a young Soldier was on yahoo messenger chat room (this is before FB or Myspace, the closest thing we had was yahoo and hotornot!) and started talking to a mildy attractice woman. She told him she WAS married and her husband WAS deployed to Iraq, but the young Soldier didn't care. He was young, dumb, and full of stupid. After a few months the Soldier and married woman had exchanged many photos (some private in nature), talked many hours and had felt like they wanted to pursue this relationship. The woman said she was planning on leaving her husband.
    Upon returning home the young Soldier walks through the hangar to be greeted by hundreds of people. When the cereomony was complete the young Soldier walked through the crowd to try to get outside and smoke when he saw her, the married woman he had been chatting with for months. He was shocked. "Had she really come all this way for me?" As he walked towards her, a smile begining on his sun burned face, a rather large NCO from his unit barged in front of him and embraced he woman! The chick was married to a SSG in HIS company! He never spoke to the lady again or told the SSG about the incedent. Oh yeah, she was part of the FRG.
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    Some female Soldier who bangs a bunch of dudes, and some wife who sends pictures to a Soldier really don't have a whole lot to do with the FRG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angriff View Post
    Some female Soldier who bangs a bunch of dudes, and some wife who sends pictures to a Soldier really don't have a whole lot to do with the FRG.
    I was thinking the same thing...

    Everyone certainly has a right to their opinion but it's a shame that an organizations reputation is tarnished because of the actions of INDIVIDUALS.
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    reminds me of the show OVER THERE. This ending was cold

    12"Weapons of Mass Destruction"Jesse BochcoChris GerolmoOctober 19, 2005 (2005-10-19)1AKL11The fire team is burdened with the task of training a group of inexperienced Iraqi soldiers, then must put their lives in the men's hands as they search for an elusive, well-financed bomber. Bo confronts his father over the theft of his paychecks and ends up beating him into unconsciousness when the man attacks him. Vanessa experiences increasing difficulty staying "on the wagon." When "Doublewide" calls home to Sergio, she senses that something is wrong in his demeanor. LT Hunter arrives, seemingly on a mission to make things more difficult for the squad. After commandeering the Sergeant's tent, he makes it known that he wants to be intimately involved with all aspects of the search, the underlying message being that he wants the credit should the bomber be apprehended. He and "Scream" clash when the LT fires into the darkness after seeing "someone running" (not taking into consideration that there are U.S. soldiers on sentry duty standing watch just outside the camp), and again over that best tact to take while questioning a detainee. One of the sharper Iraqi trainees makes an astute observation during the house-to-house search and convinces the team to return to the residence after nightfall. The LT storms angrily onto the scene just as "Scream" gives the order to advance, and the bomber pops out of his hiding place and hurls a hand grenade at the group. Though no one is injured, the explosion gives the bomber a chance to flee; as "Angel," Tariq, the Lieutenant, and "Scream" pursue the suspect, "Scream" deliberately interferes with "Underpants" aim, allowing "Angel" and "Tariq" to take down the insurgent, after which "Scream" sarcastically congratulates the LT for the kill. Sergio and Anna's plans to consummate their relationship are interrupted when Army messengers arrive with the news that Anna's husband, Enrique, has been killed in action.
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    Yes, today's wars are full of rumors and medaling(?) spouses (I say spouses and not wives because the typical Army husband is ten times worse than a Army wife!)
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