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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: 3765
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 ♥

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Marriage after prep school

Started by dobimom. Last reply by Anti M 2 hours ago. 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!

Pregnant during Deployment

Started by courtneya. Last reply by NewBeginnings yesterday. 5 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

Need some advice!

Started by Deansgirl. Last reply by Deansgirl on Tuesday. 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

I need SERIOUS help Ladies !

Started by alyciababy93. Last reply by Surfgal on Monday. 6 Replies

Hi everyone ! Im Alycia. I live in Stockton, Ca. My fiance is a Navy Nuke stationed in Goose Creek, SC. We've been dating a year now & recently got engaged August 3rd, but as happy as I am to be soon marrying the love of my Life.. I'm in a…Continue

Anniversary help

Started by Angieish. Last reply by Emily-aaronsgirl11 Aug 12. 1 Reply

Hey girls, I was wondering if any of you have any tips for an anniversary surprise or present to send my sailor. I'm in Florida and he is in power school in sc. I'm Not sure what to get him but I kinda want to surprise him with something or give him…Continue

marriage help!

Started by lizzyABHgirlfriend. Last reply by Emily-aaronsgirl11 Aug 4. 4 Replies

Hi! My SR and I have been together for a year and half and plan on getting married. However, he'll have his first orders by september, and neither of us want to get married and rush a wedding that soon.  If we choose to get married AFTER he's…Continue

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A School Privileges

Started by Jenna. Last reply by Anti M Aug 4. 3 Replies

Hey guys, so I need a little bit of help. I have been with my lovely sailor for 2 years now and he is currently in bootcamp. He graduates the 22nd and leaves for A school in San Antonio on the 23rd. Luckily, San Antonio is only an hour away from…Continue

Possible to Plan a Real Wedding?

Started by MadiKay12. Last reply by jde Aug 3. 6 Replies

My man is on ship duty, home port in Virginia and I'm in Southern California. We are planning to have a little courthouse thing to sign papers and get married in a few months, but I would like to have a ceremony next summer with all of our friends…Continue

Tags: ceremony, marriage, sailor, fiance, wedding

Need if on sub deployments!!!

Started by Deansgirl. Last reply by Deansgirl Aug 3. 2 Replies

How long are subs generally deployed? I'm not sure what type of sub. My bf would have been gone for 8 months now! I haven't heard from him since February which I was lucky to even get that email lol! I'm not sure if they come back in august or…Continue

I am worried and need some information

Started by Renieta. Last reply by Renieta Aug 1. 14 Replies

Hey there,I am new in all this...my bf got on his first ship 10 days ago and i haven't heard from him since then :/ Is this normal,how often do you communicate with your husbands/boyfriends?Are they able to talk on every port?I would be happy if…Continue

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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!

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. 

 

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