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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: 3850
Latest Activity: yesterday

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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Official Photos

Started by Browneyedgirl14. Last reply by Amanda&LC+2 yesterday. 1 Reply

Hello,ladies! My soon to be sailor graduates in a few weeks from boot camp ! I was wondering when do they get their photos taken in their uniforms and how you go about ordering them. My friends brother is in the marines and they got his picture with…Continue

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Not sure how it will work now

Started by Jodie. Last reply by Emily-aaronsgirl11 Dec 11. 9 Replies

Hello Everyone,My first post was a couple months back, my husband and I decided to take the advice from the women here and other sources to get married before he joins. So we got married and he went through MEPS. Then they messed up our paperwork so…Continue

Jan 9 PIR

Started by Browneyedgirl14. Last reply by Browneyedgirl14 Dec 10. 7 Replies

Hello everyone! I am new to the site and so happy there is place to ask questions and speak to others experiencing the same thing I am. I am in a really hard spot boyfriend is graduating Jan 9th. Due to work and issues with my family I…Continue

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Navy Girlfriend.. Soon to be Fiancé

Started by Kat4419. Last reply by Anti M Dec 7. 9 Replies

HI everyone!     My boyfriend is currently at boot camp but before leaving we talked about getting married frequently. We wanted to wait to see how liked the Navy life and so far from what I've read, he loves it. That leaves me to planning my future…Continue

PIR Complications

Started by ckb397. Last reply by Cdenise Dec 6. 14 Replies

Hi ladies! My boyfriend is graduating December 11. I have made plans to go watch him graduate and spend some time with him. I recently contacted his mom to see how plans were going on their end. She gave me her information and agreed to coordinate…Continue

Help Please!!

Started by Lauren. Last reply by Anti M Dec 5. 4 Replies

I have a quick question for all of you! My boyfriend's mom texted me last night after talking to my boyfriend who has been at boot camp since Aug 19th. She said that he will be "separating in the next twenty days" and that "he didn't pass his…Continue

I haven't heard from my boyfriend in almost 2 weeks :-(

Started by loveispatient. Last reply by loveispatient Dec 5. 2 Replies

My boyfriend of 2 years is stationed overseas and we have for the most part been able to talk almost everyday, with the exception of his weekend because he is usually out and about. We use several different outlets to communicate but the one we use…Continue

Cheapest Plane Tickets?

Started by MadiKay12. Last reply by Emily-aaronsgirl11 Nov 29. 3 Replies

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construction mechanic to uct

Started by Meganbbygurl. Last reply by Meganbbygurl Nov 21. 4 Replies

Not sure which part I was supposed to put this in so I'm sorry if it is in here twice. I have a question, My husband is in a school to become a construction mechanic in California. He is also wants to complete another job with a cm it's called UCT…Continue

San Diego Orders

Started by Eva. Last reply by Surfgal Nov 21. 7 Replies

So, my husband just got new orders for Sea Wiz C-school in San Diego. Counting hold time we should be there close to a year if not longer. Luckily I have a few months to plan. I was wondering what would be best for the living situation. We currently…Continue

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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.

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!

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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