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Girlfriends, Fiances,and Wives of Sailors


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: 4158
Latest Activity: 20 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

In need of help

Started by Kathy Fuentes. Last reply by Anti M on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Hi my husband just left to boot camp a couple days ago he's in great lakes and I was wondering what to expect on the day of graduation traveling hotel the ceremony everything I've never flown before or even traveled anywhere in my life please help


Started by Sheryl. Last reply by Brooke on Wednesday. 3 Replies

I'm currently on my way to visit my fiancé at the Pensacola base.. He is there for A school...I went to his grad also but I planned that trip out very very well.. This trip was more of a scatter than anything .. I am taking a greyhound and I have no…Continue

Christmas break?

Started by 769la on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,I was just curious if any of you have had someone in Dive school @ Panama City over the holidays.. if so, do you know anything about them coming home for the holiday? My boyfriend is being sent there a week or two before Christmas and…Continue

San Diego

Started by Jyssicarm. Last reply by Jyssicarm on Sunday. 10 Replies

Hi, My husband is being stationed in San Diego and finally found out the exact base. Northern Island California.  We were wondering if there were any other military housing besides Lincoln. Also if not  has anybody been station there. They have…Continue

Army Wife in Terrible Need for Some Advice

Started by Misty. Last reply by Bronco14 on Sunday. 1 Reply

I don't know how to start this out but i will say my name is Misty and my husband is not going into the navy. Sorry to break that to you..he is actually going to the army. However, I keep looking for a site for army wives so I can speak to some…Continue

What you wish you'd known...

Started by CTIwifeIL. Last reply by sourpatchkid Nov 19. 9 Replies

So this may be a bit broad, but I'm wondering if there's anyone willing to share some of the "I wish I'd known..." kind of things, specifically logistics kind of stuff. My husband is in DEP, shipping in February 2016. He's also 30 and we have a…Continue

Can my husband move me close to his A school? Does he need permission first?

Started by Petrin. Last reply by Anti M Nov 19. 1 Reply

He is still in A school and will be able to move in soon to the apartment when he is approved. But can he move me out there before he does? Does he have to tell his admin? Continue

Married in A school and to marry before or after bootcamp

Started by Texasmom. Last reply by Texasmom Nov 19. 16 Replies

My son, 18 wants to enlist. His twin brother just graduated bootcamp and arrived A school 11/13. My son has,a girlfriend and won't join without making a,way for them to be together. So, does navy pay to relocate spouse to A SCHOOL? Or can sailor…Continue

Husband Set to Leave 11/24

Started by BlessedOne. Last reply by BlessedOne Nov 13. 4 Replies

Good morning, My husband is set to leave for bootcamp on Tuesday 11/24. How does this process work? From my understanding he will have to go to MEPS on Monday evening. Will I be able to attend the swear in? Will that be the morning of Tuesday 11/24?…Continue

Can SR send money to spouse while in BC ?

Started by Teddiboo09. Last reply by FaylinaMeir Nov 13. 18 Replies

Hello all ok so I have a question , my Husband is in boot camp right now and I just wanted to know if there was anyway he can send me money to pay bills? I asked recruiter long time ago before my husband left and all I can remember him saying was…Continue

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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 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. 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  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.


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