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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: 3786
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 ♥

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Question for wives/dependants

Started by Sailorswife2716. Last reply by Sailorswife2716 on Friday. 2 Replies

question for sailor spouses/dependentsa friend of mine who's husband is in the air force says that she receives FSA(family separation allowance). she received it while her husband was in basic training, and she receives it now while he is in school.…Continue

When to change my last name???

Started by Melshantell. Last reply by Sailorswife2716 on Friday. 10 Replies

Hello everyone! My fiancé and I are getting married next week, he ships off to bootcamp Nov. 18th! :( My question is: when is the best time (when is the smartest time) to change my name. Before he ships off to basic, or when he gets done with his…Continue

Husband left for bootcamp 08/26/14. Need some advice.

Started by Eunice. Last reply by Eunice on Thursday. 7 Replies

Hi everyone! My husband left for bootcamp on 08/26/14. I received a call from him that night to let me know that he have arrived there and that he will call again in 3 weeks. He also mentioned about them sending the things that he brought with him…Continue

Ship 02 Div951? Halloween Grad date

Started by Cinnamon on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Any wives/girlfriend/fiances who hubs grad date is halloween, or in chicago or surrounding area!! i would love to meet new friends, especially (but not only) mamas!Continue

Husband leaves for BC next week

Started by Sailorswife2716. Last reply by Cinnamon on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Hi ladies! I'm new to the group, and this site in general, so I just wanted to introduce myself and see if there are any navy wives on here who's husband leaves for BC next week too or have left recently.My name is Marie, I'll be 25 in December. My…Continue

My health and fitness journey during deployment

Started by Roxy_Marie. Last reply by Cinnamon on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Hi ladies!My husband has been deployed since April and before he left I decided to use the time he was away to focus on my health and fitness as I wasn't happy in my own skin and I was over it! Since he's been gone I've lost over 15 lbs and hit my…Continue

Moving to Pensecola Florida in January 2015

Started by JessicaLynn. Last reply by NewWife1 Sep 13. 1 Reply

I was wondering if there is anyone in Florida that I can connect with. My husband is in Pensacola Fl and i will be relocating in January and it would be nice to have some other navy Wife's to connect with.

Job Search (Investment/ Finance/ Law) in Norfolk, VA

Started by A&B14 Sep 9. 0 Replies

Hi everyone -My boyfriend finally finished all his training and is stationed in Norfolk area.  I am REALLY trying to relocate but I have been having some difficulty trying to find a job.I have my MBA in finance and 3+ years of experience as an…Continue

Fiance just left, Looking for some advice : )

Started by Neko. Last reply by Neko Sep 6. 4 Replies

Hello everyone, I am new to this site and group. I was looking around to join something that could help me cope and where I can find some advice and get some question answered! My fiance left for boot camp 9/1. So far it has been a super hard and…Continue

Letters to sailor in RTC

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by lovelygabby1 Aug 29. 2 Replies

Does anybody know if there are any restrictions on what goes on the envelope? Obviously just the address and the stamp. I know that different branches have different types. I was just wondering because I don't want to do anything wrong and get him…Continue

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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!

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. 

 

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