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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: 3726
Latest Activity: 3 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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help

Started by Thinton88. Last reply by Jenn_NicksWifey 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

My husband finally got his orders after being in TMD for a week after C school.  I'm pretty much have everything packed.  I'm thinking the logical thing is for me to do is to go to his duty station when he gets there and start looking at potential…Continue

Marriage

Started by Christine. Last reply by heathee12 6 hours ago. 13 Replies

My boyfriend is still in bootcamp, he shipped out 6/24 and i need to know when a good time will be to get married? any ideas? Continue

Shipping a car cross country

Started by heathee12 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone has some good recommendations for company's that ship cars cross country? I am looking online and getting quotes but some of the pricing is high and the reviews are eggnhh across the board. Not looking to spend a ton…Continue

Tags: moving, car, shipping

Travel Advance Request

Started by brits_hiswife. Last reply by kiley91 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hey ladies!I have once again found myself in a dilemma. As i said in a previous post, my husband is being stationed in Norfolk, VA. I have already done my self counseling for the HHG shipment. I just cant seem to get in contact with anyone about the…Continue

Move From Chicago, IL to Norfolk,VA.

Started by brits_hiswife. Last reply by brits_hiswife 13 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hello AGAIN ladies,My husband got his orders for his first duty station yesterday. Happy to finally get this show on the road but I am slightly scared about being in a state with absolutely NO family. However, I don't operate in fear so I am…Continue

Tags: move

Where to enter for Graduation

Started by Ashley. Last reply by Ashley yesterday. 2 Replies

My SO graduates next Friday, all of my travel arrangement's are set, but I was trying to figure out the layout. When you are heading into graduation, do you enter through the RTC gate if you are driving, or do you enter down the road where they have…Continue

ADVICE

Started by lilmac2013. Last reply by lilmac2013 yesterday. 2 Replies

 Hello,I was hoping to get any advice that I could possibly get. My husband is currently a police officer and is starting to fill out the paperwork to join the Navy and go to OCS. We have discussed this decision for a long time and I am very…Continue

Good neighborhoods around Great Lakes IL??

Started by Artfulmind. Last reply by Artfulmind yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi everyone! Hubs, baby, and I will be stationed in Great Lakes soon was wondering if anyone new of some good safe family friendly neighborhoods to rent a place? We don't mind being a half hour or so away from base. Heard the surrounding…Continue

Tags: moving, chicago, illinois, Lakes, Great

Hotels!

Started by heavengp28. Last reply by heavengp28 on Sunday. 4 Replies

Hey friends! I just want to lend a hand to anyone - I work at a Marriott hotel and if you're headed to PIR or to visit base or anything, and you want to stay at a Marriott, let me know. Assuming it isn't a black out date, I can look if the Friends…Continue

Planning a trip

Started by S_McArthur. Last reply by Surfgal Jul 18. 4 Replies

Hey ladies. I am planning to see my fiancee for his birthday. He's in A school in san Diego. Does anyone know of any hotels near the base that is not too costly. Any suggestions for things to do and see. Thanks in advance

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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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