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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: 3886
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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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Started by Kelly. Last reply by Kelly 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

My boyfriend just left for bootcamp Jan 27th and I just want to make sure I am prepared for when I go to PIR. I have been reading all of the discussions that everyone has been posting and the comments and they are really helpful but I was wondering…Continue

Marrying a Sailor abroad

Started by Keish21. Last reply by Keish21 on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Hello all:) This may be the wrong forum to add this discussion in. But I'm hoping for some advice or guidance. Firstly I'm very new to Navy life or any kind of US Military. Also I'm not an American citizen. My fiancé and I met and fell in love in…Continue

Husband is thinking of enlisting

Started by brittanyg. Last reply by Jenni1453 Jan 24. 12 Replies

Hello my husband and I just sat down with a Navy recruiter and well I was so nervous that I completely blanked on any questions that I have. So I figure instead of asking the recruiter who can really only answer my husbands questions i would as…Continue

Taxes

Started by JSunflower1217. Last reply by dobimom Jan 23. 5 Replies

My husband just joined in March of 2014 so we have yet to file taxes with him in the military. My main question is how does it work? Do they count your total income to include base pay, BAS and BAH? Or do they just count Base pay? He is still…Continue

in need of support

Started by tf13 Jan 23. 0 Replies

Feeling pretty new to this whole thing since I really am. ive never even dated in the military let alone the navy. ive been dating a naval officer for a little bit but I don't even know where I stand with him. I believe he comes back next week…Continue

Hello everyone! :)

Started by Cerena. Last reply by Anti M Jan 22. 8 Replies

i'm new to this website and i'm filled with a bazillion questions!My fiancé just swore in today & he picked AECF.he leaves for bootcamp on September 10th.what states do they have A-school for that?when can we get married?I'm so excited and proud…Continue

Questions about A school!

Started by Lauren. Last reply by Andrea J. R. Jan 21. 3 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

How to get a POA while my husband is in BC

Started by SJ0522. Last reply by Jenni1453 Jan 18. 7 Replies

Hello all! My husband graduates boot camp on 2-6-15! Not long, but not now. I need to pay some of his bills (recently married and haven't combined everything) and I can't because my name isn't on those accounts yet. Is there a way to get a POA while…Continue

Moving to South Carolina soon and need some questions answered...

Started by Kat4419. Last reply by Eva Jan 16. 3 Replies

I have a few question that I hope one of you can answer(: My boyfriend graduates from Bootcamp the 30th of this month and we planned on getting married while he's in A school, most likely in February or March. I was wondering once were married are…Continue

San Diego Orders

Started by Eva. Last reply by Eva Jan 16. 8 Replies

So, my husband just got new orders for Sea Wiz C-school in San Diego. Counting hold time we should be there close to a year if not longer. Luckily I have a few months to plan. I was wondering what would be best for the living situation. We currently…Continue

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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!

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. 

 

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