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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: 4268
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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

Tricare & Travel for Healthcare

Started by USNwifeIL. Last reply by USNwifeIL May 17. 2 Replies

Hi all! Short version: my daughter and I aren't with my husband and we aren't eligible for Tricare Prime Remote so I'm having to drive about 40 miles for doctor's visits. Does anyone have experience with getting travel reimbursements from Tricare…Continue

Murrieta area

Started by AlphasWife16 May 17. 0 Replies

Hello,I am wondering if there are any families in the Murrieta area. We are new to the neighborhood and would love to meet new people! Continue

Living Together During A School

Started by SimplySimi23. Last reply by Anti M May 10. 6 Replies

My boyfriend just graduated bootcamp and is heading to DC to be a ceremonial guardsman. We're planning on getting married during the next two years he is there so that we are married before he goes to A school. Will we be given on base housing when…Continue

On Base Living

Started by thinNavyblueline. Last reply by abuon18 May 9. 7 Replies

Hey All! I was just curious how y'all felt looking back at your decision to move on base with your spouse. Do you wish you had moved with them sooner? Or do you wish you had waited and spent more time in your own life before moving with them? Thanks…Continue

Housing/Move - Marrying my Sailor next weekend, but he already has orders...

Started by jss37028. Last reply by Anti M May 6. 5 Replies

My fiance already has his hard orders. He is on hold right now in GL. A School starts 5/16 and lasts 2 weeks. He was PAC and already has his orders for Norfolk. We are getting married Saturday, May 14, we have already submitted the CHIT.Is it true…Continue

C School

Started by miss_e. Last reply by Anti M May 4. 1 Reply

Hi, I am looking to see if anybody has information on C school in Pensacola.... I am currently trying to plan a trip to visit my sailor and am unsure of what his schedule will be like. He's graduating soon, and the time frame I'm hoping to visit…Continue

Louisiana blue

Started by Josephine May 4. 0 Replies

Hi does anyone here have somebody on Louisiana blue right now? I just wanna know if they're having trouble with they're email right now..

Thoughts.. Advice.. Husband left to bootcamp

Started by Loren. Last reply by Ltwjm0206 May 4. 2 Replies

My husband left for bootcamp 5 days ago. I definitely miss him so much and at times, I'll cry a little. But for the most part I'm trying to be strong for him. As much as this whole part sucks, it's turning out to be a learning experience. I'm…Continue

Getting married while my sailor is in A school

Started by Loraine. Last reply by Anti M May 4. 18 Replies

Hi guys! I really needed somebody to help me regarding details on getting married during A school. My sailor will be on Phase 2 nextweek. He stays in Great Lakes for A school. We are planning on getting married before he gets his next orders so that…Continue

Marriage

Started by SimplySimi23. Last reply by SimplySimi23 May 3. 11 Replies

Hello all, I have a total newbie question for you guys. My boyfriend is in bootcamp, graduating this week (yay!). We've talked about marriage a lot and we both want it to happen at some point. However, we don't know when that would be best to do. I…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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