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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: 3978
Latest Activity: 6 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

I'm a Sailor call

Started by Anna. Last reply by EricaLQ on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Hi everyone,My husband's PIR is 05/08.. Do you know when they get to make the I'm a Sailor call?  I haven't heard from him in a while and I wanted to know at what phase he is at currently?  Any insight would be helpful.Also have any of you attended…Continue

Question about Graduation

Started by Dubbean. Last reply by Anti M on Monday. 4 Replies

My husband left for boot camp about a week-and-a-half ago. Today I received the graduation letter. He is set to graduate on the first Friday of May. I also know that he is going to go to "A" school there at Great Lakes. Will I have the whole weekend…Continue

Marriage after bootcamp

Started by NavyGF. Last reply by CourtNavyWife on Sunday. 6 Replies

We'll be getting married the weekend he gets out of bootcamp because he'll have liberty weekend. I told him I didn't want a big wedding and he was fine with that. After we get married and he goes to A school? What happens? What do I need to know or…Continue

Fiancé is off to bootcamp and I'm pregnant

Started by X3torree. Last reply by CourtNavyWife on Sunday. 8 Replies

My fiancé leaves for bootcamp on April 21st. I am currently 25 weeks pregnant with our first and I need some advice/answers...His recruiters have told him that since he's going to be E2 and qualifies for BAH, he'll be making about $3,000 every 2…Continue

Marriage on Graduation Weekend.

Started by HayleyMc. Last reply by CourtNavyWife on Sunday. 10 Replies

Hi everyone!So my fiancee is in bootcamp at Great Lakes and set to graduate April 3rd. He and I are planning on getting married the weekend of his graduation. He talked to the Chaplain there on base and she already approved our plan. We haven't been…Continue

Wedding on leave

Started by Reana. Last reply by NavyGF Apr 16. 3 Replies

Hey navy wives! So we've decided that we are going to try and get married over his leave after MA A school. His graduation date is supposed to be march 27th I believe. He doesn't find out his orders until end of next week and I was just curious if…Continue

This Future Spouse Has Lots Of Questions!

Started by satgirl. Last reply by satgirl Apr 15. 6 Replies

Okay, first a little background. My sailor and I have been dating very seriously since September. He left in November for bootcamp. We made it through that, I saw him on Christmas, where he first mentioned getting married a few years down the road.…Continue

Moving advice?

Started by Angela. Last reply by Angela Apr 12. 2 Replies

Hello,Can anyone give me advice on moving? When you move with the Navy, how do they want the list of things? What stuff can you box up? Do they tear stuff down? Do they transport a car? I have a lot of questions and am trying to get everything set…Continue

How long til he leaves?

Started by Amberly535. Last reply by AOGirlfriend825 Apr 11. 6 Replies

Hello! My husband is down at meps today and tomorrow! What were the time ranges for you guys of when your husbands left for bootcamp after meps?Thank you!Continue

MA & HM Enlisting

Started by Reana. Last reply by Reana Apr 9. 7 Replies

Hey navy wives! I was on here a couple of months ago and was asking about how to plan a wedding. Well, my sailor went on leave after he graduated MA A school and we got married on base at the beach and it was absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much…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 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. 

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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