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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: 3736
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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mom's and wife's I need advice.

Started by Alecat navy wifey. Last reply by Alecat navy wifey 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

PIR 9/12/14I was wondering I noticed that's for graduation it says strollers ate allowed but they prefer us not to bring them I have a 4 month old baby and I thought bringing the stroller would be so much easier for me to carry my purses and just…Continue

I am worried and need some information

Started by Renieta. Last reply by Renieta 3 hours ago. 2 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

CG68 USS ANZIO

Started by RachalW. Last reply by JNJNavyGF 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

Long shot, but anyone here with a spouse on this ship or coming to this ship?Continue

Tags: Norfolk, Virginia, VA, ship, wives

Move From Chicago, IL to Norfolk,VA.

Started by brits_hiswife. Last reply by RachalW 19 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hello AGAIN ladies,My husband got his orders for his first duty station yesterday. Happy to finally get this show on the road but I am slightly scared about being in a state with absolutely NO family. However, I don't operate in fear so I am…Continue

Tags: move

help

Started by Thinton88. Last reply by RachalW 19 hours ago. 3 Replies

My husband finally got his orders after being in TMD for a week after C school.  I'm pretty much have everything packed.  I'm thinking the logical thing is for me to do is to go to his duty station when he gets there and start looking at potential…Continue

Getting married and housing...

Started by MichelleB. Last reply by MichelleB 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi! My daughter is getting married in February while her fiance is on leave here in CA. They will return to Camp Lejeune a week after the wedding. He lives in the barracks right now, and they are having trouble getting information about how to make…Continue

Can anyone give me info?

Started by MrsH. Last reply by MrsH yesterday. 4 Replies

Hi all, my husband arrived at RTC 7/17/14. I received the call at 9pm pst the same night. I got the box on 7/23, but no letter yet. I was wondering if anyone else had a  SR leave the same time and have their letter yet? I've seen people post that…Continue

Some girlfriend help

Started by Angieish. Last reply by JonaMav yesterday. 3 Replies

Hey ladies! My boyfriend and I have been together for three years now and we've been really great. He'll make a year in the navy this October and so far although it's been had we've been good. Recently we've been in a little bit of a slump and he…Continue

Travel Advance Request

Started by brits_hiswife. Last reply by meagan5220 on Saturday. 3 Replies

Hey ladies!I have once again found myself in a dilemma. As i said in a previous post, my husband is being stationed in Norfolk, VA. I have already done my self counseling for the HHG shipment. I just cant seem to get in contact with anyone about the…Continue

Shipping a car cross country

Started by heathee12. Last reply by abuon18 on Friday. 1 Reply

Hi! I was wondering if anyone has some good recommendations for company's that ship cars cross country? I am looking online and getting quotes but some of the pricing is high and the reviews are eggnhh across the board. Not looking to spend a ton…Continue

Tags: moving, car, shipping

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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!

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. 

 

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