Camp Lejeune wives don LBDs for stress-free night out
Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 3:49:46 PM
Military spouses have to know a lot of acronyms, but at a Camp Lejeune
event recently, they only needed to keep one in mind - LBD. Women pulled their little black dresses (LBDs) out of their closets for a night of girly fun during the Little Black Dress party at the Midway Park Community Center, the Camp Lejeune Globe reports.
The biannual no-boys-allowed event gives military wives a chance to kick back and relax while enjoying each other's company. In the past it has had a spa theme, but this year was the first semi-formal theme, Victoria Braggiotti, a recreation specialist with the community center, told the news outlet.
"It's just a night for the women to get out and have fun," Braggiotti told the publication. "They can chitchat and it’s not too loud and feel like they’ve been able to get dressed, get out of the house and relax.”
Many women found the event a welcome break from the stresses of home life, whether their spouse is home or deployed.
"I brought my friend because her husband is deployed and she’s kind of had a bad week," Tandee Buff, a military spouse, told the news source. "Getting ready tonight, she just lit up because she had something to do."
Marine Corps Community Services puts a focus on military families, and believes being married to a Marines is the toughest job in the Corps. MCCS manages a number of programs to support military spouses and children through recreational and educational programs, according to its official website. It has programs to help new parents and families whose loved one is deployed. The organization also supports families when their loved one returns from battle.
Camp Lejeune hosts a number of "ladies nights out." The next is scheduled for September and will have a Spectacular Shoes theme.
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