My husband's old time buddy from the navy has contacted him recently. hey have been emailing each other constantly and updating each other with what is going on with families since retirement. His friend said that he retired in the Philippines but is now planning to go back here in the States. I think that both of them misses being in the service.
I can still remember when my husband was in his last years in the Navy, he couldn't wait to retire. But I know that he misses being in the Navy because he talks about it all the time. It was a bit stressful when he just retired because he got used to a very busy schedule when he was in but when he retired, it was a big adjustment. Now that he is working again as a civilian, he's adjusting quite well.