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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: 4268
Latest Activity: 18 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

Housing/Move - Marrying my Sailor next weekend, but he already has orders...

Started by jss37028 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

My fiance already has his hard orders. He is on hold right now in GL. A School starts 5/16 and lasts 2 weeks. He was PAC and already has his orders for Norfolk. We are getting married Saturday, May 14, we have already submitted the CHIT.Is it true…Continue

C School

Started by miss_e. Last reply by Anti M yesterday. 1 Reply

Hi, I am looking to see if anybody has information on C school in Pensacola.... I am currently trying to plan a trip to visit my sailor and am unsure of what his schedule will be like. He's graduating soon, and the time frame I'm hoping to visit…Continue

Louisiana blue

Started by Josephine yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi does anyone here have somebody on Louisiana blue right now? I just wanna know if they're having trouble with they're email right now..

Thoughts.. Advice.. Husband left to bootcamp

Started by Loren. Last reply by Ltwjm0206 yesterday. 2 Replies

My husband left for bootcamp 5 days ago. I definitely miss him so much and at times, I'll cry a little. But for the most part I'm trying to be strong for him. As much as this whole part sucks, it's turning out to be a learning experience. I'm…Continue

Getting married while my sailor is in A school

Started by Loraine. Last reply by Anti M on Wednesday. 18 Replies

Hi guys! I really needed somebody to help me regarding details on getting married during A school. My sailor will be on Phase 2 nextweek. He stays in Great Lakes for A school. We are planning on getting married before he gets his next orders so that…Continue

Marriage

Started by SimplySimi23. Last reply by SimplySimi23 on Tuesday. 11 Replies

Hello all, I have a total newbie question for you guys. My boyfriend is in bootcamp, graduating this week (yay!). We've talked about marriage a lot and we both want it to happen at some point. However, we don't know when that would be best to do. I…Continue

Automobile Transfer Companies

Started by Eva M. Last reply by Anti M Apr 27. 4 Replies

Has anyone shipped their vehicle?? If you have, what companies do you recommend? I'm not sure which ones to trust or which ones are a scam. We're shipping from CA to SC.

Infidelity in the Navy

Started by kittycat. Last reply by Anti M Apr 27. 5 Replies

What could happen to an active duty sailor who's having an affair? I mean legally, of course, and if she/he is married. Thanks.Continue

Need someone who understands whats going on?

Started by Lexi. Last reply by kissmeimirish Apr 22. 33 Replies

My fiance has been gone for 2 weeks and he is literally my best friend. None of my 'friends' get what I'm going through and I miss him so badly. Anyone willing to chat? Continue

HELP! Boyfriend Leaving for Bootcamp

Started by JohnnyBGoodeGirl. Last reply by thinNavyblueline Apr 21. 1 Reply

Hello all! Honestly I am so glad to have found a site where I can ask questions and find out answers from very strong and courageous women all around the world. Hopefully someone can help me prepare for what is about to happen to my relationship…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.  

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!

 

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