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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: 4115
Latest Activity: 5 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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New to San Diego

Started by lovemysailor28. Last reply by Jenn_NicksWifey 5 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello all, I recently moved to San Diego to be with my husband while he trains. I see him only on the weekends and I finding myself to be very lonesome during the weekdays. I haven't started working yet and I am sure that will help! But I'm…Continue

PCSing with a Dog

Started by sl87. Last reply by sl87 16 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm a new Navy wife and am curious to know what's is involved in PCSing with a dog. We have a 25lb cockapoo who we love like our child. (He's micro-chipped and up to date on all vaccines.) Here are some questions I have:1. Does the Navy…Continue

Help I'm completely lost and worried

Started by ConcernedGirlfriend. Last reply by Anti M on Sunday. 3 Replies

Hi guys, my boyfriend just enlisted in the navy. I am new to all this, and could use some help. My boyfriend is enlisted in the Navy and is getting ready to go away to boot camp. After he gets out he wants me to move to Cali with him while he goes…Continue

Returning Reservists

Started by SwimCoach. Last reply by SwimCoach Sep 30. 4 Replies

Hi everyone!My boyfriend is returning from his A school in Illinois very very soon! As excited as I am, I wanted to know if anyone else has gone through the process of their reservist returning to civilian life. When he fly's home, is there a…Continue

Moving Tips and Shipping Costs to Norfolk Area

Started by kittycat. Last reply by Jenn_NicksWifey Sep 26. 1 Reply

Hello everyone! I'll be moving from Puerto Rico to the Norfolk area with my husband. I won't be sending any furniture, just boxes. The heaviest things I have are books, a guitar, and an amp. What's the best way to move my stuff, through a moving…Continue

Orders to Navy Yard Washington DC

Started by jessicalulu85. Last reply by jessicalulu85 Sep 23. 4 Replies

Good afternoon all! I hope everyone is doing well this Friday!  So my husband just got orders to the Navy Yard in D.C. and we are excited!  A long way from El Paso, TX but worth it.  I was just wondering if there were any fellow Navy wives or…Continue

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Living during c school

Started by Mclar614. Last reply by Anti M Sep 23. 3 Replies

Hello everyone,My husband is In basic right now, and upon graduation he is going to be on the eod pipeline. now I know he has 3 weeks pre prep where he will stay in IL, then 9 weeks of dive school. I am going to school in the area for his longest…Continue


Started by jessicalulu85. Last reply by jessisawesome87 Sep 22. 1 Reply

I have a question for anyone who knows the answer.  For military housing would we be deducted the entire BAH allowance or just some of it?Continue

Housing and wait times

Started by jessicalulu85. Last reply by jessicalulu85 Sep 22. 2 Replies

Hello ladies! I had a question that I hope I can get an answer to.  My husband and I will be in D.C. in less than a month. I was advised that for Military housing there is between a 1-3 month wait. If we need to be in a hotel for a few months, does…Continue

Hotels Near OTC Newport for OCS Graduation

Started by Kylie Sep 21. 0 Replies

Can anyone recommend a few hotels to stay in while I attend my LOs OCS Graduation at the end of November in Newport, RI? Thank you! :)Continue

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Comment by TGodfrey12 on September 10, 2013 at 1:57pm

I have a question for all of the girlfriend's and wives out there, and fiancee's too. When my SR graduates boot camp, how long can his personal leave be, or is he permitted any at all? Also, when he gets to A school, are my daughter and I allowed to move there to be with him or is it best for us to wait until he gets his more permanent orders?

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.

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 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!


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