You know you are in a Military Town when:
1. Despite being 10 minutes away from post, all of your neighbors have government stickers on their vehicles.
2. The very next day you drive up to your driveway, you are visted and welcomed by your neighbors.
3. Topics of conversation with said neighbors include, "where are you guys coming from," "how long have you been in this neighborhood", and "what unit is your spouse in?"
4. That said visited neighbors and others in days afterwards provide you with their phone numbers and email addresses. They don't know me from Adam and still they offer their help.
5. That although said visited neighbors have their spouses DEPLOYED, they still offer their pots and pans and anything we need to make our transition easier.
6. Your doorbell can ring at any time, and your new friend and her children can walk in unexpectedly.
7. Garages open and cars start to leave at 0-dark-30 (a little before 6am) for when our soldiers have to go to PT (physical training)
8. My daughter screams "Daddy!" when she is outside playing, thinking the man walking down the street in an Army uniform is Hubby.
9. Homilies at Mass don't sugar coat the War and its effects on families: words like "terrorism" and "deployment" are heard.
10. Parishioners are comprised of many single mothers and their children.
11. No one looks at you when your child is crying, because there are bigger issues military families face.
12. I can confidently tell my children: "If you ever need anything, you can always go to the neighbors. They are our new friends."