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Distance Takes its Toll on Military Families

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    Distance Takes its Toll on Military Families

Texas State University students experienced their first school holiday of the spring semester, Martin Luther King Junior day, Monday resulting in a 3 day weekend. Texas State student, Katie Moxley, is the daughter of a military family who are currently stationed overseas; making it harder for her to go home for the holidays.

For most students at Texas State, going home for these types of holidays and 3 day weekends to see family requires only a tank of gas and a few hours on the road. But for some students, like Pre-Physical Therapy major, Katie Moxley, its not that simple. Moxley’s family has been stationed overseas in Japan for the last 2 years, while she stayed in Texas to get her degree. Moxley talks about some of the issues that come with having your parents live so far away and how she has been able to manage the distance in the last 4 semesters.

“I can’t just like call them whenever I need to because of the time differences and its really expensive to go visit them, so I only get to visit them over Christmas break and over the summer,” Moxley said.

“We keep in contact over Facebook and then we try and Skype like twice a month and talk on the phone sometimes.”
– Katie Moxley

Texas State University is home to over 2,000 veterans and even more students who are sons and daughters of military families.

Layton Little, KTSW News

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