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Girlfriends, Fiances,and Wives of Sailors

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Girlfriends, Fiances,and Wives of Sailors

Hello my name is Keisha and i am the creator of this group. Thanks for joining and i hope that all the advice this group gives is helpful

Location: From Atlanta, GA all the way to Cali-forn-i-a now in Washington State
Members: 4032
Latest Activity: 3 hours ago

I'm a Navy Wife and I created this group back when I was a girlfriend and my now husband had gone to bootcamp. Its funny because i joined this website when they had under 50 members. This website has been sooooo helpful and I met so many people on here that gave great advice. I made this group so that we could all come together and give eachother advice and share ideas. I see that this group is growing more and more by the day, Im happy to see that because so many wives/fiances/and girlfriends are clueless when it comes the military lifestyle. Not knowing what to expect and not knowing about deployments, bootcamp, duty stations, etc. I want this to be the place you all recommend because so many people on this site are knowledgeable and very helpful. Once again thanks for joining my group and i hope you get all the information you need. I dont get to log on as much as i used to but i try my best to get on here. So if u have any questions feel free to make a discussion topic and Im positive that it will get answered if not, inbox me :-) Take Care ♥

Discussion Forum

Tons of questions for Navy Spouses from someone about to join you!

Started by sourpatchkid. Last reply by sourpatchkid 3 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi, all! A little background: My husband (31) and I (29) have been married for almost 8 years and have a  3 year old daughter. He has a job where he makes good money, but is very unsatisfied and feels like he is not making any difference in the…Continue

GSM Wife Life

Started by destinykb 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hey so my husband is currently at the RTC and his rate is a GSM. I was wondering if anyone here has a husband/boyfriend/fiance that is a GSM. I was wondering what life is like as a GSM wife? Did any of you guys live with you spouse while he was at A…Continue

New to all of this, but up for the challenge!

Started by Jatjo. Last reply by keeblermae on Sunday. 15 Replies

So me and my boyfriend have been dating for almost 2 years. Back in February he officially enlisted in the US Navy. And he wasn't supposed to leave for boot camp until October. He is in the Nuke program and they asked him if he could leave June 9th.…Continue

Please help!! Lots of questions!!

Started by keeblermae on Sunday. 0 Replies

 My fiance just left for boot camp on Wednesday morning, it has been very tough on me since we've been with each other 24\7 from the start of our relationship and did absolutely everything together. After boot camp he will be going straight to A…Continue

Leave during A school for birth of a child

Started by adwine. Last reply by Anti M on Friday. 7 Replies

Hi guys!My husband and I are expecting our second child due on 9/28. My hubby graduates from boot camp 8/7. We were told by his recruiter that he would be allowed to take leave to come home for the birth of our baby because it was considered a…Continue

Marriage after bootcamp

Started by NavyGF. Last reply by Anti M Jun 22. 12 Replies

We'll be getting married the weekend he gets out of bootcamp because he'll have liberty weekend. I told him I didn't want a big wedding and he was fine with that. After we get married and he goes to A school? What happens? What do I need to know or…Continue

Wedding registry?

Started by EmiRoseS. Last reply by Eva Jun 19. 5 Replies

I'm not sure who else to ask this since no one in my family has ever been in this situation. My fiancé and I are getting married when he comes home after finishing A School (just a small, simple, family only ceremony), and since we're going to most…Continue

Tags: home, marriage, fiancé, registry, Wedding

Very unsure

Started by animesweetart79. Last reply by coavlanche Jun 18. 6 Replies

So during bootcamp, my boyfriend and I were doing really well and then when he got to A-school in Pensacola, things started falling apart. His supervisors are telling him that he shouldn't be involved in a relationship because 9/10 times, it doesn't…Continue

Ship11 div 255

Started by Stephanie . Last reply by Stephanie Jun 16. 8 Replies

Finally received the form letter!!! He's in ship 11 div 265 PIR 7/31/15 I am beyond excited! Small personal note on the letter but it meant the world to me! Now it's time to count down the days for me to be in Chicago! Anyone else have a loved one…Continue

Got married while in DEP program

Started by MrsHD528. Last reply by Jenn_NicksWifey Jun 14. 6 Replies

Hey ladies, I hope somebody can give me some insight because as you can all probably attest to, sometimes its hard to play telephone between my future sailor and the recruiters.So, when my husband first started his enlistment process, we were…Continue

Tags: advice, dep, marriage

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Comment by J's Wife on September 9, 2013 at 1:20am
ceh- I'll be curious to hear what you find; that is one of a few places we've been told we may end up in a couple of months.

And gee gee- welcome :) I hope you find the sight helpful and comforting. I know I have!
Comment by ceh on September 8, 2013 at 8:40am

I am making my first trip to Norfolk, it is so over wheleming to see the base!! I have been told so many different opinions about housing. Some people say live on base, others say find off base housing. What are yalls opinion? 

Comment by andrea d on September 8, 2013 at 12:23am

Hello ladies. So I found this mini series on line called carrier. Its a documentary where they went out on the Nimitz during a six month deployment. It has ten episodes and shows the day and life of our sailors while on the ship. http://www.pbs.org/weta/carrier/. it helped me a lot to know what my sailor is up to right now. Also military spouse magazine has had some awesome articles about PCS and deployment you can find it on facebook

Hope you all are doing good. Prayers to all our sailors and their families  

Comment by J's Wife on September 7, 2013 at 11:44pm

Thanks Jenn and Anti M!

Comment by Anti M on September 5, 2013 at 9:49am

If you ever need to weigh a truck yourself, you can go to any truckstop with a CAT scale.  It costs about $10 each time.  You can find local locations online.  Never go into the weigh stations you see along the highways, those are for DOT commercial vehicles only. 

Comment by Jenn_NicksWifey on September 4, 2013 at 10:45pm

No problem, I try to help with what I can.  The first 2 moves we used ABF UPack.  I like their service, but it keeps getting more expensive.  For our next move, which is currently in the works, just waiting on housing to open up, we're using MovingPlace.com.  I haven't done business with them before, but they beat UPack's price for the same space and have very similar contract terms.  Always read the fine print and know the cancellation policy. 

Comment by J's Wife on September 4, 2013 at 10:27pm
Jenn, you've been so helpful!! Thank you so much! What company did you use to drive the truck, if you don't mind me asking? I want our orders already so I can start planning. Lol I'm such a planner!!
Comment by Jenn_NicksWifey on September 4, 2013 at 10:14pm

When we did the Navy reimbursed move last Oct, the wording on the form said you had to weigh the empty truck at the origin and then weigh the full truck at the destination.  You don't have to stop at any other weigh stations.  We used a truck rental that drove it for us.  They dropped off the empty truck at our house, we loaded it and called them to pick it up.  They had the empty truck weighed before they dropped it off and then after they picked it up (same weigh station) and emailed me scanned copies of the tickets after they dropped off the truck.  If you drive the truck yourself, just make sure you get it weighed before and after or you're screwed.  When you do the move counseling, ask the counselor for specifics and read the form before you do the moving then you know exactly what the requirements are.  I know things change frequently in the military, so it's always best to double check with someone who works in that department.

Comment by J's Wife on September 4, 2013 at 9:57pm

How does the weighing of the truck work? I've seen weigh stations on the side of the road; do you really stop at every one of them? Is it time consuming?

Comment by Jenn_NicksWifey on September 4, 2013 at 5:03pm

Yes, you'll send in copies of your receipts for moving costs and fill out some forms and it will be deposited like regular pay. 

 

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