By Lars Dalseide | June 19 2012 13:55

NRA Life of Duty's episode Just a Girlfriend

Sometimes it means a little, sometimes it means a lot, and sometimes it means nothing at all. When it comes to the Military, being "Just the Girlfriend" can mean next to nothing. And that's just the notion that NRA's Life of Duty decided to explore.

For those outside of the military, it's a concept that can be difficult to understand. There is no information. There is no updated. There is no access just because they know you. When that soldier is away on duty ... they are gone.

"I didn't understand how hard it would be to date someone who is always gone," said Sherry Magallanes — future wife of ODA 574 Sr. Intelligence Sgt. MSG Gilbert "Mag" Magallanes. "No one lets you know what's going on because you're just the girlfriend. You don't exist."

NRA Life of Duty's episode Just a Girlfriend Sherry also speaks to the challenges that "military girlfriends" are faced with, as they are not provided with the same amount of Intel and visitation privileges as spouses and family members.

Hear her story; the hopes, the fears, and the struggles to make it through after her then fiancé was severely wounded in combat on NRA Life of Duty — an interactive library filled with videos made specifically for individuals who go to work every day protecting, defending and fighting for the safety of the American people.

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