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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: 4066
Latest Activity: 2 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

Could use some advice.

Started by MeaganElla92. Last reply by Anti M 22 hours ago. 9 Replies

So this may take some explaining. I'm joining the Navy, I leave for RTC in late August. My boyfriend and I have been together and living together for nearly five years next month. We've talked about me joining the service before, but he never truly…Continue

A school

Started by KellieS15. Last reply by Anti M on Wednesday. 7 Replies

I am for am Missouri my husband is going to A school in Florida can anyone give me advice on what steps I need to take, on housing and etc?

Advice on finances and family planning

Started by jessicalulu85. Last reply by Anti M on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Good afternoon ladies!  I need some serious advice or help.  My husband and I had a long conversation about our finances and family planning last night that left me upset and depressed.  The original plan was for me to go to school, and for us to…Continue

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

Started by Petrin. Last reply by abuon18 on Monday. 1 Reply

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

Officially a navy WIFE no longer a fiancee!

Started by MrsHD528. Last reply by abuon18 on Monday. 7 Replies

We did it! Our beautiful wedding was last Thursday! Just a small party with immediate family. It was so perfect. Weather was sunny, no clouds, not too hot. Everything went without a hitch and it was the best day of my life. (So far)I am so excited…Continue

Tags: wife, wedding

NEWLY WEDS

Started by Christy. Last reply by Petrin on Monday. 2 Replies

ARE THERE ANY NAVY WIVES THAT CURRENTLY STAY AT HOME AND  HAS A SAILOR THAT IS ALREADY AT HIS PERMANENT DUTY STATION ? IF SO HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS? AND DO YOU GUYS PLAN ON LIVING SEPARATE FOR THE REST OF HIS NAVY CAREER? MY SAILOR IS TELLING ME…Continue

A School and Missed calls

Started by jessiesgirl183. Last reply by WifeofaUSsailor Jul 26. 3 Replies

Hi Everyone,My boyfriend and I have been together for 2.5 years. He has been at basic for about two weeks. I finally got a letter and sent out all of my letters to him. I felt like I was in good shape until today. I missed his call from basic. I…Continue

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

Started by Eva. Last reply by abuon18 Jul 23. 1 Reply

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

TRICARE Prime vs. TRICARE Standard

Started by Brooke. Last reply by Brooke Jul 21. 7 Replies

My husband and I recently got married, I was looking into the different Tricare plans and was curious if anyone had an opinion on which is better? Any pros/cons of each plan, advice, or information is greatly appreciated!(:

MARRIAGR

Started by Christy. Last reply by abuon18 Jul 20. 16 Replies

ANYBODY IN HERE THAT IS MARRIED TO THEIR SAILOR AND DON'T LIVE WITH THEM? Continue

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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!!
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?

 

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