Hello friends! We’re Jacob and Emileigh Rogers, the authors behind this military lifestyle blog. We are passionate about equipping and encouraging warriors and their families to maximize their potential and thrive where they are. We’ll be sharing some of our own observations and tips for military life along our personal journey. We’ve also noticed there is a wealth of information and knowledge in the military community that we’ve only been able to tap into by getting to know people and asking questions. We hope to bring some of these people and their perspectives to this blog so you can learn from them, too. We hope you guys will journey with us as we learn to handle military life with grace and courage.
Emileigh: Jacob and I met in college through a mutual friend. I had always said I would never marry an airman or coast guardsman (coming from a family with Army and Marines heritage), but despite that, the newly-enlisted Jacob still caught my eye. We started dating, and he left for Basic Military Training three months later. We dated long-distance for several months as he trained and worked at a base several hours away. Our relationship survived and thrived, and after three long years of dating we finally got married a week after our college graduation in 2014! (Yep, we were that couple.) We’re currently pastoring at an Intercultural Church and working day jobs in Missouri as Jacob finishes up his Masters degree.
Here’s a bit about us personally:
I was born and raised in Illinois, and I began my military service as an 18 year old when I signed on the dotted line to become an airman. I was an enlisted reservist and served in Civil Engineering during my undergrad study at a bible college. These days I’m a commissioned officer working on my Masters of Divinity at a theological seminary. My goal is to become an active duty Christian chaplain that encourages and supports warriors and their families. I like running, piles of meat for dinner, and my strange but lovable viszla-daschund mix, Dietrich.
I was born in Missouri, and I grew up there until my family moved to Africa to do community development. I spent my last two years of high school in Egypt and Sudan where I learned to love people different from me and to thrive in tough places. I initially became connected to the military through my relationship with Jacob, but I recently joined myself and am preparing for officer training. I like lifting weights, Nutella, and vintage fashion.
Disclaimer: We’re both in the Air Force, but of course this blog is not endorsed by the US military in any way, and it holds only our own opinions.
Here are some of our favorite posts:
5 Tips for Dealing with Ambiguous Waiting
6 Ways to Love Your Husband from Afar
Memoirs of a Military Brat: Chelsea
Home Decor: Forget the Joneses
11 Tips for Commissioned Officer Training (Air Force)
How to Help Your Studying/Training Spouse Succeed