Jade Kaaihue

by Stripes Korea
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Name: Jade Kaaihue
Age: 34
Years in service: 16 years
Rank: SFC
Years as Mom: 15 years
Children: Dsiris Alnur, 15; Daniel Kaaihue, 13; Lauren Afkerson, 6
Current Duty Station and job: Camp Henry, Detachment Sergeant

Q. What are your key responsibilities at work?
A. Responsible for soldiers, organization and completing the mission.

Q. What are your key responsibilities at home?
A. Cook, clean, dress child, assist with T-Ball, bread winner.

Q. How do you balance work and family?
A. Unable to balance. I have great babysitters.

Q. How do you keep in touch with family when you are TDY or deployed?
A. Face time, calls and messages through Facebook.

Q. How does the military community support you?
A. By giving me more work. But support services allow my children to play sports and learn how to swim. In addition, they provide classes that show you how to cope
with deployments.

Q. What’s the best part of being a military mom?
A. My family is proud of what I do.

Q. What do you want for Mother’s Day?
A. Sleep.

Q. Anything else you’d like to add?
A. I am happy and proud that my family supports me.

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