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Nicole Ribet's Winning Project Homefront Essay

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Congratulations to Nicole Ribet, our February Project Homefront essay winner! Read her winning story below, or click here to enter your own essay. We'll pick a winner each month to win a family dinner and spa package.

 

My husband David is a Seabee with NMCB 7. He just recently left for a 10 month deployment. This is his 3rd deployment in the 6 years we have been together. We also have a 13 year old daughter.

The key to getting through deployments for me, is staying as busy as possible. It makes the time go by so much faster.

I have done many things over the past 3 deployments, but this one is going to be my busiest.

I am a full time Music Therapy student at William Carey University in Hattiesburg where I am on the Dean's List. I play several instruments, oboe, piano, and guitar. I am also a member of the Hattiesburg city band where I play oboe.

I will be participating in a benefit concert in a couple months for Habitat for humanity. I play guitar and oboe Sundays at the Gulfport Seabee Base chapel.

My most important volunteer role I do is I am the ombudsman for my husband's battalion. As ombudsman I am a liaison for the families of all 600 people in the battalion to use for information and to keep up with what is happening with their loved one.

I am a proud mother and Seabee wife. There is no tougher job in the Navy than being a Navy spouse. We are single parents for most of the year, head of the household, and emotional support for our active duty service member as well as each other. We carry on the Seabee "Can Do!" spirit while our loved one is on deployment.

I am very proud of my family as well as my military family.

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