Editor’s note: After verifying the author’s identity and Alaska residency, the Alaska Watchman has agreed to let her use a pseudonym in order to protect her family and her husband’s military career.

I am writing this piece to illustrate the coming impact of the Biden Administration’s policies on my family, which in summary can be described as “seriously bad.”

I am a mom of two, young, white boys. I am married to an amazing white man who has served in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. The significance of their sex and race will be explained below.

The author’s family on the day her husband returned from his fourth deployment.

My husband has completed four deployments, three of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan during periods of declared war. The photo on the right was taken the day he returned home from his fourth deployment.

In Iraq, he survived two IED attacks while on convoy.  In Afghanistan, he remarkably cycled out a unit only weeks before a notorious attack on a U.S. general, which killed two men serving in his prior assigned unit. In other words, he might have been there that day, had it not been for timing. He came home alive, but his replacement returned in a coffin.

He continues to serve his National Guard unit in an undisclosed position as a senior NCO. But today our family is grappling with the very real possibility of being placed in an impossible position.

Due to the fact that each member of our family has already been diagnosed with, and fully recovered from, symptomatic cases of Covid-19, we politely declined offers to get the Covid-19 jab. It offers us NO additional protection. We are healthy and young. Even my two boys had symptomatic COVID cases in March 2021 to complement our (widely recognized as faulty) positive PCR tests.

We are not only alive but thriving and fully capable of handling any further exposure to future adaptive strains of the virus because we have complete, robust, and fully adaptable immunity with the ever-increasing concentration of T- and B-cells in our blood. Thank you, God, for giving us strong immune systems and the faith to believe in the wisdom of your creation.

But the Secretary of Defense announced on Aug. 9 that all military personnel and Dept. of Defense employees must be fully vaccinated by Sept. 15, or else.

The author’s husband watches as their boys play at Rabbit Lake.

My husband has dutifully and loyally served the United States under Bush, Obama, Trump, and Biden. He has an impeccable service record, below-the-zone promotions, and decorations that few others in his unit possess. Now, however, he faces Article 15 reprimand and ultimate dishonorable expulsion from the armed forces unless he takes the still-experimental Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for Sars-CoV-2. He will also be forced to submit to weekly testing with an already-obsolete PCR assay test — the same one that is already known to produce rampant false positives, and for which the CDC has requested withdrawal of emergency use authorization because the test cannot distinguish between SARS-CoV-2 and common influenza viruses.  If he refuses those invasive tests, he will lose his civilian employment with the DOD (where he works full time).

If all this comes to pass, my family will forfeit half our income, both of our pensions, two-thirds of our life insurance coverage, and we will lose access to our otherwise excellent and affordable health care. How can we survive on my income alone?

I don’t know what will happen in six weeks when my husband faces his first Article 15 Letter of Reprimand.

You might have noticed that I mentioned our “identity” demographics twice earlier. Why is it so important to emphasize that my beloved husband and two young kids are both male and white? They are among the population that is most susceptible to pericarditis or myocarditis (two forms of chronic heart inflammation) for which the FDA has added warnings on the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine information pamphlet.  That would be the same vaccine forced on my husband which will convey no added benefit to him.

He will be taking on all the risk with no added benefit, except perhaps the benefit of not losing his job and benefits. The fact that “my employer might fire me” is not a medically compelling reason to choose a preventative medical treatment.  But hey, I’m “not nearly” smart enough to make personal medical decisions for myself or my family, right Mr. President?

So, how much skin is in the game when we consider the fact that there is not just one white, male heart, but THREE under my roof? Is it not my duty and obligation, given by God in service to my blessed vocation as their mother, to protect their bodies and their souls? My family members are not lambs to be sacrificed on the altar of Covid “science” or collective pan-hypochondria.

We are four weeks away from what might be the most difficult decision of our married life.

My young sons have especially low risk factors for Covid and have indeed already survived it like little champs! While I was sleeping for four days straight, they coughed about twice a day and continued to climb the walls as most young boys would do when cooped up inside and barred from public contact.

Other than mild, short-lived fevers, nearly imperceptible coughs, and positive (though widely acknowledged to be flawed) PCR tests, it’s as if they didn’t have Covid-19 at all. Good. If they get it again, no one can gaslight me into believing that “this time it’ll be deadly!” I know how this story ends.

But I don’t know what will happen in six weeks when my husband faces his first Letter of Reprimand.  Perhaps at that point, he will lose everything he has sacrificed for over the past 15 years.  I want to find a way to give him the latitude to accept that fate.  If we could figure out living without his income, then the Biden Administration’s coercive tactics would have no power over him.

I never saw my husband’s employment with the National Guard or DOD as “living on the Government dole” but today I can see some very compelling reasons to unhook our financial reliance on Uncle Sam.  This is the key to opposing the tyranny laid before our Armed Forces: if we all could afford to simply walk away, then leadership may think twice.  Do you believe President Biden really wants to add “weakening the U.S. Military” to the growing list of policy failures in his first year as president?

Military families already endure enormous stress — I could honestly write a book about what four deployments nearly did to our marriage — and while this added strain won’t destroy our marriage, I can see how it could easily hurt many families who are coerced into taking the vaccine with the threat of losing their livelihoods.

We are four weeks away from what might be the most difficult decision of our married life. Please pray for us in the name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, from whom flows all mercy. I’ll do the same for you.

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Vax mandate presents excruciating decision for Alaska military family

Dee Cee
The author is the wife of an military soldier stationed in Alaska. The couple has two young boys.


  • Patrick Dalton says:

    Read world net daily front headline August 17, then make your decision and pray the Lord’s protection. Also note CLA, Christian Law Association is likely defending such cases free of charge.

    • Diane says:

      What’s the headline. I don’t know how to find what was front headline on a given day. Is that even possible?

  • Fire says:

    Very heartfelt prayers for you and yours, Dee Cee.

  • L J says:

    God bless you and your family. Thank you for bravely telling the story that so many are facing. Let’s pray for each other.

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Medical tyranny.
    Speaking to veterans – they are reaching a boiling point – General Millie and all his wokeness, forced experimental gene therapy, the debacle in Afghanistan – the bear can only be prodded so much.
    We, as a people, are being treated worse now – than in 1775…

  • Neil A DeWitt says:

    Democrats are scared to death about covid. I have part of my family that are so brainwashed it’s pathetic. I got covid at 66 and I have both high blood pressure and cholesterol. I survived. I didn’t go to the hospital. I would say for the first round I beat it. I thing the government gave out the information as to what you can do to minimize getting it but they should not dictate you have to get a shot!. I wore a mast two layers with a filter and got it still. Masks aren’t going to do anything for you. I’m convinced of that now!

    Good luck and prayers for you and your family. Sorry it has come down to an article 15 with dishonorable conditions. That will look bad to employers in the future and it’s not your fault!

  • Andy says:

    Prayers to you and you family.

  • Vonda Sanders says:

    Praying for you and your family.

  • Pete Johnson says:

    To some, and very likely the right employers, a dishonorable discharge for those reasons under this dishonorable administration will be a feather in your husband’s cap. In my opinion, it speaks volumes about your husband’s good judgement and character that he stands first by his responsibility to God and family.

  • G Aleution says:

    PRAYERS for you and your family. Thank you for your service to the cause of FREEDOM!

  • Dan says:

    Stay strong! Hold out as long as possible. The requirement for service members to take an experimental drug is an unlawful order. From what I have heard, commanders are sending out emails urging their soldiers to get shots early to avoid the lines. That sounds awfully like a bluff, especially when hundreds of thousands of service members of all ranks have elected not to become experimental test subjects. My guess would be that if a large contingent of service members do not comply in advance, then the deadline will be moved back. Keep it up and the mandatory injection date could slip again and again and may never occur. The administration must know they are violating the law and are attempting to coerce service members into getting the shot without performing an illegal act by forcing them to get the jab or get an article 15.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Yes prays for you and family.
    Don’t take the shot
    Gods on your side

  • JAG says:

    There is no such thing as an “Article 15 Letter of Reprimand”. There are Article 15s and there are Letters of Reprimand; they are different and have wildly different effects on a career.

    “dishonorable expulsion” presumably refers to dishonorable discharge, a court-martial punishment. The odds of a court martial, particularly for a Guardsman, is vanishingly small. Administrative separation could be possible, but that cannot result in a dishonorable discharge.

    • Dee Cee says:

      You are right. That was my mistake and my husband corrected me on that earlier. An LOR is an administrative disciplinary action. After a couple of those stack up, and depending upon the severity, they can go into an Article 15 proceeding which is a penalty under the UCMJ and the first step in the process. The “Odds” you are relying on would be based on the observable process prior to this high-level decision from the President, down. The Generals may have their own opinions, but may be limited on what they can and cannot allow, based on what they are being directed to do by their bosses. Thanks for the correction. Regardless of the process, the point remains.

  • Greg in Homer says:

    JAG You are an A** H**. This poor woman offers up a heart-rending summary of the difficult decision that her family faces and all you can do is nit-pick the legal terminology she uses! It is almost as if you wish to challenge her credibility because she didn’t use the correct legal terminology. Go away, you are the source of the problem and do not deserve to be commenting on this brave woman’s and her family’s story. She is courageous, you are a Tool.

    • JAG says:

      Or it’s just a made up story because someone going through this would have done the research to get their facts straight. Fake news!

      • Dee Cee says:

        Not made up Jag. But thank you for your astuteness. Obviously you have some experience in the military. You know that my husband’s head will be on the line if he is connected with my comments, whether that occurs in an official manner (which it wouldn’t) or an unofficial manner. Since you know so much about the military’s disciplinary process, I have to assume you have been through it yourself. Did you get kicked out?

      • Dee Cee says:

        You wouldn’t happen to be Forest Dunbar, would you, JAG? What a delight it would be if I find out that my Assemblyman, an Army National Guardsman is trolling me on Alaska Watchman. Whoever you are, you should eat some cake like Marie Antoinette.

      • JAG says:

        Nope, not Dunbar. Not even a Democrat. Sorry if you the internet isn’t the safe space you were hoping for. I think the libs like that kinda space, though.

        BTW, your comment that “Since you know so much about the military’s disciplinary process, I have to assume you have been through it yourself” raises further doubt about your story. Anyone in the military would know a JAG deals with discipline all the time as part of the job. Thanks for confirming this is fake news!

      • Dee Cee says:

        Believe that if you want, JAG. I know what a KAG is, but I never served. My husband does though. So if you want to convince yourself that my story is untrue, go ahead. Take that third jab while you’re at it, right along with that huge gulp of kool-aid

      • Fire says:

        I don’t believe you jag-off. You are a LIAR.

      • Kirk Sanderson says:

        You sound like many of the higher ranking and even lower ranking political “generals” in our military today. They like you can’t see the truth if it’s in front of them. Kind of like the leaders who screwed up Iraq and Afghanistan for the last decades and showed little or no respect for the men who serve.

  • Lila says:

    Praying for your family right now. Thank you for taking a stand. I have two brothers here in Alaska that are in the service, neither one will take the experimental shot. They are waiting to see what happens. Many of us are also wondering if we will be put in this position, too. What will we do when we have to choose between what is right and our families income.

  • Kristen Zarlengo says:

    Dee Cee: My 2 military officer sons are facing the same. They are only at the beginning of their careers, but both robust young white males. They are not sure what the punishment will be – command can’t tell them. But, some separation is expected. Maybe our Alaska heros can get together and start a business?

  • Jennifer Fisher says:

    My heartfelt thanks to your husband for serving our country and to you and your family for the sacrifices you’ve made because of his service. I’m praying for our military and their families. I have a family member who is a Major and is facing this same situation.
    As Christians, we must believe the promises of God. He has promised that He will take care of His own. So I would encourage you to remain faithful to the Lord and keep looking to Him for the daily provisions that He already knows we need. In scripture we were warned that we would be persecuted, I just never thought it would happen in my lifetime. Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

  • Theresa says:

    Thank you for writing and The Watchman for publishing, DeeCee!

    The Truth is like a lion: set it free and it will defend itself. -St. Augustine, I think 🙂

    We’ll continue to pray each day for our servicemen, and for peace.

  • Concerned Alaskan says:

    I highly encourage you both to fight this nonsense with a lawsuit; all the way up to the Supreme Court, if need be. My prayers are with you both.

  • Dee Cee says:

    This is a direct “call out” to JAG, regarding his comments above. I as a military spouse may have conflated the administrative actions of a “Letter of Reprimand” with an Article 15 dishonorable discharge, but being that I’m not online using a pseudonym while claiming to actually BE A JAG OFFICER, I guess I can be excused. However, one dedicated military online magazine, Task & Purpose, has published this article updated as of August 12, which states, “Once vaccines for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) become mandatory, U.S. service members could face a range of punishments including administrative separation and court-martial for refusing to get inoculated, legal experts said.” So does anything that is said here negate the point, which is that my family will suffer as a result of this mandate? JAG, if you wish to share your legal opinion as a JAG officer, I welcome your rebuttal. But I bet if you outed yourself by giving your name on this forum, someone in your chain of command would, ummmm, how do I say it? Rain down the fires of hell upon you? Don’t think you’re any more willing to openly speak from your position of authority and as a representative of a military branch any more than my own husband is. Here’s the article:

  • Michael says:

    I am so very greatful for your article here . For your clear explanation of immunity and how a body reacts to illness .
    That said ,
    I say this :
    Cut your losses and run !! Stop supporting the US WAR MACHINE , The Empire of Evil , the government that declares wars on countries to steal their resources and their ancient artifacts , that is now attacking its own citizens … not just by poisoning our water (fluoride) , our food (glyphosate , atrazine , and many many other toxic soup poisons) and our air via geo-engineering nano aluminum oxide and a plethora of other heavy metals along side with undetermined cross domain fungals/bacterials/?????? . Now they have declared an economic and a total Dictatorship war against us and our health .
    Anyone who trusts the US government , does not know history . You are seeing first hand how the gov treats its “Hero’s” . Never bow to this Technocracy or it’s puppets . We will overcome !!! But not by giving in .
    If we don’t stand for health freedom now , we may not get another chance .

  • Michael Alexander says:

    Do not take risks with your health, walk out if necessary. Trust in God, when he closes one door he opens another.

  • Wisdom Cries in the Streets says:

    May God bless and keep you and your family in this heart-wrenching time.
    While we are not a military family we may soon be facing a similar situation – but there is no second income. I’m a stay-at-home mother to four children, 2 of which I homeschool. And I understand completely the nausea and frustration over the decision you face. Particularly as a devout Christian I believe that we weren’t given a spirit of fear. Indeed, Psalm 46 tells us that “God is our refuge and strength…Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way…” Be strong in the Lord, sister. Praying for you – for us all.

  • Anon Mom says:

    Dee Cee, have you seen this article?
    This is what many in your boat are doing snd plan to do.
    Swamp them with calls.
    Then swamp them with religious exemption requests. In a year when they get through those if they deny your request, swamp them with an appeal which is your right.
    They cannot force anything on you while this is in process.
    From another who understands.

  • Colorado Conservative says:

    I hope you see this information in my post. I learned about Doug Billings’ website from conservative podcaster Graham Ledger. Mr. Billings has letter templates on his website that one can use if being forced to get the jab. Here is the template for military members
    Also there is an AK attorney Thomas Renz working for America’s Frontline Doctors who is filing legal action upon legal action to challenge these mRNA shot mandates. You may want to get in touch with him. I last saw his presentation at Lifesite News STOP THE SHOT livestream presentation. He speaks at the 2 hour mark in the video and then again at the end with Q&A.

  • RB7 says:

    If your husband is in fact a senior NCO, e7 or above, a letter of reprimand doesnt go beyond the unit. Also if they try to art 15 him he should demand trial by courts martial. Yes he has that right under article 15 of the ucmj. In the end it doesnt matter. All things work together for good for those who love Christ. Him finding a job will not be a problem. Furthermore, what better time to explore private enterprise? Why allow yourselves to be manipulated by a system that cares only about money? The sooner you can get out of debt the better. Otherwise you are tethered to their system as a slave to your debt. I know it can be tough walking away from a lifestyle like that. Ive been there done that. Remember, they need him not the other way around. Pursue truth and look upward for guidance. Once you realize the freedom that truth will provide, you can experience true freedom. NEVER compromise your principles or morals to appease others.

  • Shifra says:

    Does anyone think that the real purpose of these orders is to purge the military of the hard-core patriots? To flush out the people who won’t comply with illegal and immoral orders? Just like Obama already purged the top brass? Servicemen and women with the integrity to leave their careers over this are the same people who won’t follow orders to round up the unvaxxed or otherwise turn on the American people. The communists need a compliant military.

  • May says:

    This isn’t fake news. My son in law is dealing with the same thing. He is in the Millitary in DC.
    To all you Millitary members. Do not back down. You are in the front lines. First they come after you and the Civilians are next. We need you to stay strong and not back down. Fighting for your freedom is fighting for ours as well.

  • G Aleution says:

    It’s not lawful, Constitutional, to coerce experimental injections. Would it even be possible to sign waivers giving “informed” consent when paperwork provided may be incomplete? Legislative representatives receive a stipend to DEFEND Constitutional rights and constituents from unlawful coercion and loss. If a legislator fails to respond affirmatively with all due vigor in defense of emminent loss of rights he needs to be removed. Legislators please get ready to step up or quit now.

  • Dwight Upton says:

    Second the advice to take it to court. Article 15 threats by hypochondriac cowards and traitors to their oaths will have to go against actual case law and laws established under Geneva Conventions, Nurenberg, Civil Rights laws, and the Constitution of the U.S. THIS is the fight of our times for genuine patriots and Christians. The battlefield is not on sand with bullets, but in the mind with lies and truth. Stand fearlessly, ruthlessly, righteously. To hell with the speculations and narratives of thrones and powers and principalities.