"Army Wife: Toughest job in the Army” is a slogan that has appeared on many gift items, such as bumper stickers and T-shirts. “Army wife: It’s the toughest job in the world...moving expert...” was cited in print in 1993. “ARMY WIFE (picture of Army Commendation Medal) Toughest Job in the Army” was cited in print in 1997.
Some commenters object to the slogan, stating that while army wives have a difficult life, it doesn’t compare to the job of a soldier.
9 August 1993, Augusta (GA) Chronicle, “House: Family makes it home,” pg. 8, col. 1:
A framed quote in a downstairs family room describes the taskmaster: “Army wife: It’s the toughest job in the world...moving expert...”
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Re: OT: Sweatshirt/T Shirt Sayings
Dana & Marian McQuaid
Well my two favorites: I am the Mommy That’s Why!! and ARMY WIFE (picture of Army Commendation Medal) Toughest Job in the Army.
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Yuck - Military Moms
The other day I needed to go to Sam’s Club for something and saw this bumper sticker on many cars in the parking lot: “Army Wife--toughest job in the Army.”
Half My Heart Is in Iraq!
By David D. Bayouth
Wichita, KS: Bay Island Media, Inc.
We wives have a saying: “Army wife...toughest job in the Army.”
I Love a Man in Uniform:
A Memoir of Love, War, and Other Battles
By Lily Burana
New York, NY: Weinstein Books
I’d heard the catchphrases: Military Spouse—The Toughest Job in the Military.
Army Wife… The Toughest Job in the Army New Blog post How I Became An Army Wife http://bit.ly/bSc7n4
1:00 AM - 13 Apr 2010
Anybody know a WW2 Vet? I want to try to explain to them those awful “Army Wife-toughest job in the Army” bumper stickers #AnxietyTroopers
8:51 PM - 11 Nov 2012
True love. Army wife: The toughest job in the military. http://instagr.am/p/TD0DeBwbqb/
8:36 AM - 10 Dec 2012
Army wife: The toughest job in the military ~ Proud Army Wife
6:20 AM - 1 May 2013
The Toughest Job in the Military
Laurence M. Vance
“Army Wife,” read the bumper sticker I saw on a car the other day. It was below the bumper sticker that read “Don’t Be a Dick” and above the one that read “Life Is Short, Party Naked.” (No, I am not making this up.) I agree, being an army wife is the toughest job in the military. Your husband might be sent to fight some unnecessary foreign war and neglect his family. Not to mention that he might get injured, become suicidal, visit a prostitute, get hooked on drugs or booze.
3:23 pm on March 11, 2014
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