It's been three years since my husband has retired from the Navy and I can tell that he misses the service. It is ironic though because when he was still in, he couldn't wait to retire but now that he is on the other side of the world, he wishes that he is still on active duty hehehe. I think that what he misses most is the traveling part. He get to travel different countries when he was still in the Navy.
Anyhow, I suggested the other day that we should donate some of his uniform in Goodwill because it is cluttering our closet. I said that we should just leave each type of uniform to keep for remembrance and the rest can go. He is very fond of the coat that he has though. He uses it during Winter, we removed the patches and badge and it looks like a regular coat.