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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: 3919
Latest Activity: 41 minutes 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

Marry before or Later?

Started by Anne. Last reply by Anne 3 hours ago. 19 Replies

Hello. So as of yesterday my boyfriend has sworn into the Navy. He will be leaving for Boot May 5th. When he started the process to joining the Navy we discussed getting married before he leaves. We have been together 7 years and know we want to get…Continue

Questions about wedding/marriage!

Started by DaBunzie. Last reply by Anti M on Monday. 7 Replies

Hello ladies!! My name is Dani & my love and I are looking to get married as soon as we can set up a wedding. He is going to boot May 21, so getting done mid July,after that he is heading to school in Pensicola for 9 months. He & I are…Continue

Things to bring to graduation

Started by erino. Last reply by erino Feb 27. 5 Replies

My boyfriend is graduating soon from RTC and I was wondering what would be some fun stuff for me to bring to him! I know some people bring clothes and snacks for their sailors, but girlfriends of sailors out there: did you bring anything fun to…Continue

Reserve questions!

Started by sms6z4. Last reply by sms6z4 Feb 27. 2 Replies

Hi guys so I was wondering if someone could give me just a basic rundown of what happens in the reserve. My boyfriend signed up for 4 years active 4 reserve and he is a GSE (idk if that matters i'm new so i don't know much). I know everything could…Continue

Bahrain...

Started by Reana. Last reply by Anti M Feb 26. 8 Replies

Well, hello again navy wives! So he got his orders the other day and he goes to Bahrain for 2 years... My worst nightmare became a reality the other day.How many days of leave after A school for Master At Arms do you think he will get since he is…Continue

Calls home during bootcamp

Started by erino. Last reply by Cdenise Feb 25. 1 Reply

Hey ladies! My boyfriend is about halfway through basic training. I got to speak with him on the phone last week, but I'm wondering when y'all's recruits went through boot camp, did they get to call home more than once? I know that the commanding…Continue

He's coming home

Started by kat16. Last reply by abuon18 Feb 25. 5 Replies

After 14 months, my husband is finally coming home. I was always going to San Diego to visit him and now he finally gets to see everybody and I can't imagine how excited he is. I am a bit sad because I know that I should give him some time to be…Continue

marriage next week? yes or no

Started by nicolel818. Last reply by Anti M Feb 24. 7 Replies

my boyfriend and i have discussed getting married, legally, sometime before next year when he deploys, and use the extra money he'd be getting to save for the actual wedding. I am going to visit him next week and he asked me if we could get married…Continue

Gulfport, MS

Started by NavyWife01. Last reply by PROUDNAVYWIFE41814 Feb 23. 1 Reply

Hey everyone! I was just wanting to know if any of you ladies are based in Gulfport?It'd definitely be nice to have a friend!And my husband is in basic currently, what are your suggestions to do while he's gone? The only thing that's keeping me from…Continue

Norfolk Virgina

Started by NewWife1. Last reply by HeidiG91 Feb 20. 8 Replies

Hi everyone,So my husband got his orders for Norfolk and we are moving beginning of the year. I wanted to know if anyone lives there or planning on moving there? What are good neighborhoods around that area because we are planning to buy a house. I…Continue

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Comment by TGodfrey12 on September 10, 2013 at 1:57pm

I have a question for all of the girlfriend's and wives out there, and fiancee's too. When my SR graduates boot camp, how long can his personal leave be, or is he permitted any at all? Also, when he gets to A school, are my daughter and I allowed to move there to be with him or is it best for us to wait until he gets his more permanent orders?

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!

 

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