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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: 3820
Latest Activity: 13 minutes 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

What if we get married while hes stationed overseas?

Started by BrandyW. Last reply by Anti M 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

The idea of my sailor and I getting married and me moving overseas has been brought up a few times now, and I sort of feel like I need to get some insight into exactly what would happen! Ive looked up information before, and until I found a post on…Continue

The process of getting married while in A School?

Started by NavyBaby29. Last reply by NavyBaby29 yesterday. 3 Replies

My fiancé graduated from bootcamp on Oct.17 and is now at A School in Mississippi we want to get married in a small setting such as the court house but are a tad bit confused on where to even start. We understand that a chit form will be needed but…Continue

SERE School

Started by A&B14. Last reply by A&B14 on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Has anyone's sailor been through SERE school? Just hoping he's doing alright..Continue

Questions about A school!

Started by Lauren. Last reply by Emily-aaronsgirl11 on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Hello All!My boyfriend graduated from boot camp on Friday! He will be attending A school in Charleston, SC! I was just wondering if anyone could give me some hints how communication works when he is in A school? When does he get his phone? Can he…Continue

Bootcamp

Started by Chio. Last reply by chowdercall911 on Tuesday. 10 Replies

Hi Everyone My hubby just left for,BC today Can anyone feel me in on what to expect?Continue

Going to A School with your Sailor?

Started by Jackie. Last reply by Jackie Oct 17. 14 Replies

My husband is still in BC but last time we talked he had mentioned our son and I going to A school with him. Anyone have any experience with this? I've been told that if his school is at least 6 months long the Navy will let us move with him.…Continue

marriage and getting stationed

Started by ashnicole. Last reply by Anti M Oct 14. 3 Replies

Hi everyone,I was wondering if you all can help me. my fiancé is currently in A school down in Pensacola, Fl. We plan to get married Aug 1, 2015. I have ben looking at stuff online and on this site and I am a little confused and was wondering if…Continue

How to find a good housing after my husband picks order?

Started by Eva. Last reply by Emily-aaronsgirl11 Oct 13. 2 Replies

My husband is picking his orders for C School tomorrow. Once he figures out where and when he's going, how do I go about finding a good place for us to live? He'll either be in Virginia or San Diego. There are so many choices for apartments and…Continue

How to deal with infidelity?

Started by kittycat. Last reply by NewBeginnings Oct 13. 11 Replies

Hello guys! Hope you're doing great.Well, this is a difficult topic for me to talk about, but I net to get it out of my chest. Last week I found out that my sailor cheated on me during A school. We've been together for a long time, and this is the…Continue

Courthouse Marriage, Ceremony to follow?

Started by MadiKay12. Last reply by Eva Oct 13. 5 Replies

My fiance and I are signing the marriage license when he comes home in December. We are going to just have the small courhouse ceremony with our parents and siblings. Then, probably, the following June we will have a ceremony and reception the…Continue

Tags: reception, fiance, courthouse, wedding

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Comment by TGodfrey12 on September 10, 2013 at 1:57pm

I have a question for all of the girlfriend's and wives out there, and fiancee's too. When my SR graduates boot camp, how long can his personal leave be, or is he permitted any at all? Also, when he gets to A school, are my daughter and I allowed to move there to be with him or is it best for us to wait until he gets his more permanent orders?

Comment by Anti M on September 10, 2013 at 7:54am

Your Tricare insurance began when he signed you up for DEERS.  Your military ID is your insurance card.  

http://www.tricare.mil/

Comment by aaisha on September 9, 2013 at 3:50pm
My husbands pir was sept 6 is there any advise anyone can give me on what happens next.he said he's stays GL another week then is being sent to Virginia for 5 weeks. He's going to be a culinary specialist. Also when does our insurance actually begin? All I've gotten so far is my military id. Please help I'm kind of clueless
Comment by TGodfrey12 on September 9, 2013 at 11:36am

Hello everyone. My husband is currently in Boot Camp. He graduates 25 Oct 2013. So I am new to the Navy life, and so is he. This separation has been rough and I cannot imagine how difficult it will be when he goes into deployment. 

Comment by ceh on September 9, 2013 at 9:49am

@beachmom, thank you for the info!! I love the area, we spent the weekend exploring, there is so much to do!! I think we are doing on base housing, they actually have housing available so we are taking advantage of living on base. 

@J's Wife, just from the past few days I love it at norfolk! Def a huge base!! But so awesome. Fleet and family is super nice and helpfully so is housing!!! They give you so much info. 

Comment by beachmom76 on September 9, 2013 at 5:52am

@ceh...the decision to live on or off-base depends on so many factors that no one can really tell you what will be best for you.  We lived off-base for the first 10 years (San Francisco, Groton and Norfolk) then on-base (San Diego, Great Lakes) then off again, on again, off again, on again....lol. I think you get the idea. My recommendation would be to go the Housing Service Center (on Hampton Blvd, just down the road from Gate 5 of Naval Station Norfolk), find out what base housing you are eligible for, then go check out the neighborhood. Also ask the housing staff for a list of recommended off-base units and look at some of those.  The Fleet and Family Support Center shares a parking lot with the housing office; you should stop in there and ask to speak to the Relocation specialist. They can give you a ton of local information that may help you make a decision. Be sure to ask for a Welcome Aboard packet. If you are planning to find a job in the area, ask the Relocation person to guide you to the Career Development Resource Center; staff there can show you local job announcements and help you connect with state employment services.

Best of luck to you! We have been stationed in Norfolk four times and decided to stay when hubby retired. We love the area!

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!

 

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