Every month new enlistees around the country begin Basic Combat Training. And while it’s grueling and hard for them, it often also is for their parents at home in other ways. Dealing with a wide range of emotions can be difficult – especially for those with little-to-no knowledge of how the Army operates. Hosts LTG (Ret.) Leslie C. Smith and SMA (Ret.) Dan Dailey sit down with Air Force parent Hilari Luck, who oversees the new Our Community Salutes: Connect program, and Army parent Kim Norris, to discuss the emotions they went through – and are currently experiencing – as new military parents, how the Connect program is helping parents and enlistees, and how parking tickets led to both parents’ children deciding to serve their country.
Guests: Kim Norris, New Army Parent Hilari Luck, Our Community Salutes: Connect
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