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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: 4097
Latest Activity: 8 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

Reloaction Expenses for first move from Home

Started by MrsART1006. Last reply by Sophia 15 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hello My Fellow Navy Wives,My Hubby is finishing up A school this week and has orders to go to San Diego. Which is pretty awesome! His assigned ship has already deployed and they will be sending him to meet the ship shortly after he arrives in…Continue

Need some Advice

Started by French5252. Last reply by French5252 on Wednesday. 3 Replies

My husband and I have been married for over 13 years and have two children, 7 and 1.  I need some advice as my husband is going to join the Navy Reserves.  He has always wanted to be part of the military since the day I met him, but nothing has ever…Continue

New relationship, new everything

Started by kaitlynnjennifer. Last reply by kaitlynnjennifer on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Me and my sailor just started officially dating two weeks ago.. we've been talking for longer and went to high school together but I've never dated someone in the military. It's a new relationship and to top it off he's being deployed really soon…Continue

Tags: deployment, Girlfriends

PDA in Uniform dos and don'ts

Started by alexa_r7. Last reply by Myboysmom on Tuesday. 6 Replies

I'm a new Navy wife. My husband is still in BC, but I just wanted know more about PDA while your partner is in Uniform.

Reenlisting?

Started by Ginnifer on Monday. 0 Replies

Hello everyone, i hope the day has met you well!My husband is a veteran of the Army and is reenlisting into the Navy. He will be going in at his old rank of E4.Anyone else out there have someone going through the same or similar situation?Im just…Continue

He is off to basic, what is to come...?

Started by Petrin. Last reply by YasmineS Aug 19. 8 Replies

He just left August 12, I've received his package of clothes now just waiting for his address letters. I'm trying to make a timeline of what to expect But I'm kind of lost. Like how I will go see him for when he graduates ( I live in California and…Continue

What jobs/careers on base can a navy wife get?

Started by Petrin. Last reply by Petrin Aug 16. 4 Replies

Im about to start some college courses and Im wondering what kind of career would be good for the continuous moving that will happen. I figure a job on base would be acceptable and more efficient.Any ideas or tips for me? Anything is appreciated!!!Continue

Tags: On base, Careers, Jobs, Wife, Navy

Hotels In Great Lakes, IL

Started by MC_A9926. Last reply by Emily-aaronsgirl11 Aug 13. 7 Replies

Hi ladies! I have a question for y'all who had a significant other in A school at Great Lakes, IL. When y'all visited them while they had liberty, what nice/reasonably priced hotels did y'all stay in besides the Navy Lodge? I heard that you can only…Continue

Just Got Orders To Norfolk....Where To Live?

Started by Eva. Last reply by abuon18 Aug 11. 9 Replies

So we are currently stationed in San Diego and just got orders to Norfolk. It was definitely our last choice but thats what my husband got, so I need help. I know nothing of the area and would like to live somewhere nice. Is military housing good…Continue

Tags: housing, norfolk

Husband finally got his contract!

Started by Hairlesscatmom. Last reply by Anti M Aug 8. 11 Replies

Hey everyone,My husband just got his contract yesterday, after his second round at MEPS after they had run out of jobs. He didn't pass his NAPT last month, so he decided to just go for intelligence. We just found out yesterday that after he does his…Continue

Tags: Aschool, bootcamp, leaving

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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. 

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!!
 

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