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Girlfriends, Fiances,and Wives of Sailors


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: 4004
Latest Activity: yesterday

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

Very unsure

Started by animesweetart79. Last reply by SueDPAO on Thursday. 5 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

Looking for support

Started by Angieish. Last reply by Navygal'15 May 18. 3 Replies

My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 5 years. He's been in the navy for two. Right now we live in two different states. I'm a cocktail waitress at a bar so I work all night. He works 12 hour shifts and tries to call me when he's out.…Continue

Ship's Company Advice

Started by AOGirlfriend825. Last reply by AshleyT May 15. 10 Replies

Advice: my fiancé is currently in A-school. And they are in process of picking their orders. She said she is leaning towards ships company and not squadron. Her reason for ships company she has a better chances for advancement and she wants the Navy…Continue


Started by FutureMrsD. Last reply by FutureMrsD May 14. 3 Replies

Well my future sailor checked in to his hotel for MEPS tonight. Hopefully tomorrow we'll know when he'll ship out for boot camp... Freaking out a bit over how real things are getting.

Tags: fiancee, MEPS

Looking for some general advice for GSE

Started by sms6z4. Last reply by Jenn_NicksWifey May 14. 5 Replies

Hi guys so like the title says i'm looking for some general advice. A bit of a background my boyfriend is in A school right now as a GSE. He left for bootcamp in november of 2014 and graduated in january of 2015. Like I said he's currently in A…Continue

Will he leave for boot without his SS card

Started by Bisousmommy. Last reply by Navygal'15 May 14. 2 Replies

I need help. My husband and I got married a week ago today. Last Monday we went to go fill out my paperwork. He went to grab his SS card since he was going to have his one week meeting at the same time. He couldn't find it. So we ended up ordering a…Continue

I know it's very rare, but has anyone ever lived on base with their spouse while theyre in A School?

Started by EricaLQ. Last reply by Anti M May 11. 8 Replies

Hi everyone,My wife is joining the Navy and I'm just trying to get as much information as possible so I know what to expect. Her brother is in A School in Great Lakes right now, so I know some basic information, but theres a lot I still wonder…Continue

Great Lakes Wedding Ceremony

Started by EmiRoseS. Last reply by Anti M May 5. 3 Replies

Hi, my fiance and I are having a small wedding ceremony in Great Lakes, where he's currently in school, in late June. Is there a chaplain on base that will do our ceremony? And would he do it for free, and with an appointment only? Also, after we…Continue

Tags: bha, deers, bah, housing, id


Started by his.wifey111713. Last reply by Anti M May 2. 1 Reply

Let me give you some information about my Fiance and I. Him and i have known each other for years. Since 7th grade to be exact. Well since he's been gone we've talked everyday and now we're talking marriage. He is in 'A' School in Pensacola, FL.…Continue

Tags: housing, A-school, marriage

Could use some advice.

Started by MeaganElla92. Last reply by abuon18 May 1. 5 Replies

So this may take some explaining. I'm joining the Navy, I leave for RTC in late August. My boyfriend and I have been together and living together for nearly five years next month. We've talked about me joining the service before, but he never truly…Continue

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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 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. 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  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?


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