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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: 3773
Latest Activity: 5 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 ♥

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My health and fitness journey during deployment

Started by Roxy_Marie yesterday. 0 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

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

Started by Eunice. Last reply by Eunice on Saturday. 5 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

Letters to sailor in RTC

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by lovelygabby1 on Friday. 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

Coping

Started by ARIYANA. Last reply by ARIYANA on Thursday. 4 Replies

Hi Im new to this site and what drew me to it was because after my husband deployed, i just felt lonely. I try to stay positive and just keep myself busy. But that only lasts for so long! lol. I know its normal to feel this way but its just me and…Continue

Boyfriend left for bootcamp

Started by Antonia. Last reply by Cdenise Aug 28. 1 Reply

Hi everyone. My boyfriend of almost two years left yesterday later in the afternoon for bootcamp. I have been such a wreck. This is such a hard transition for me. I'm definitely not used to going days without speaking to him and seeing him. Monday…Continue

Can someone help!?

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by Stephanie Aug 27. 6 Replies

Hi everyone, so my fiancé shipped off to basic on 8/20/14 I received the phone all that night and he said I would receive all of hiss information including his address in ten days in the box. But I have read numerous places that the address doesn't…Continue

What do i need to know?

Started by Valerie_hc. Last reply by Valerie_hc Aug 25. 6 Replies

Hi there, new girl here. My boyfriend just left for deployment yesterday and I thought I should look into groups where I can get advice on how all this works. I've never been through this and I'm trying to get well informed so I don't stress out my…Continue

Pregnant during Deployment

Started by courtneya. Last reply by RachaelJay Aug 21. 6 Replies

Hi everyone! I have been counting the days until my husband finishes A School. We got our orders to Norfolk and everything was falling in place. Norfolk is about 9 to 10 hours from our families and hometown.. it was all so perfect. Now he is…Continue

Marriage after prep school

Started by dobimom. Last reply by Anti M Aug 21. 7 Replies

So my daughter and her fiancé want to get married after he is done at prep school which should be in December maybe. What has to be done so that he can come home to get married. Or will she have to go to him? Any help would be great. Thanks!

Need some advice!

Started by Deansgirl. Last reply by Deansgirl Aug 18. 4 Replies

Ladies this deployment is getting to me!! It's been 8 months and 15 days and I'm just so depressed! I try to stay busy but everything hits me once I get ready for bed! I left the my Besties last night when everybody went to their rooms to talk to…Continue

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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!!
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?

Comment by Jenn_NicksWifey on September 4, 2013 at 5:03pm

Yes, you'll send in copies of your receipts for moving costs and fill out some forms and it will be deposited like regular pay. 

 

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