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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: 3603
Latest Activity: 12 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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Recently got orders to Norfolk, VA

Started by kiley91. Last reply by ohSam 15 hours ago. 2 Replies

my husband got a hard copy of his orders today, he doesn't finish school until around May 15th. He said he has to get them signed by certain people, and then he will contact his sponsor. What I need to know is what should I be doing right now, as…Continue

Husbands orderd to Souda Bay Greece need family help

Started by LovesASailor. Last reply by Anti M yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello my husband recently got his PCs ordered to Greece. They are unaccompanied and our daughter is due next month. He has been advised he can get sponsorship to bring family over however with everywhere I look there is not much available…Continue

any one know where the sailors usually go after ECS

Started by yvonne13marie yesterday. 0 Replies

I am just curious as to where sailors go after ECS trainingContinue

Just need someone to talk to

Started by nessaC27. Last reply by nessaC27 on Wednesday. 32 Replies

Hello! My boyfriend just joined the Navy but does not leave for boot camp until April (Thank goodness I have some time to prepare myself .) We started dating when we were 14, our freshmen year of high school. We're both 19 now and live together.…Continue

Soon to be wife help

Started by Mandy0801. Last reply by Emily-aaronsgirl11 on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Hello, am new to this site and hoping to get some answers to questions I have. First be and my boyfriend soon to be husband are planning on getting married sometime in August. He is in A school right now Plans on being there for 2 years (Nuke), and…Continue

Soon to be wife help

Started by Mandy0801. Last reply by Anti M on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Hello, am new to this site and hoping to get some answers to questions I have. First me and my boyfriend soon to be husband are planning on getting married sometime in August. He is in A school right now Plans on being there for 2 years (Nuke), and…Continue

Dependent ID Card/ Insurance

Started by NavyWife2012. Last reply by CEECEE on Monday. 4 Replies

I just received the paperwork I need in order to go to base and get my dependent ID card.  However my husband has our marriage license with him at RTC.  Will they allow me to get my dependent card with just my state ID and social security card?Continue

When can I petition my FIANCE from another country

Started by maby12. Last reply by Anti M on Monday. 9 Replies

I believe that US Navy is a place where discrimination is highly discouraged. Having said that, I am sure that many loving people here can help me.I am a Filipino, and I'm entering the US Navy on May 19 with E-3 rank. I will work as a PACT Airman.…Continue

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NAS Whidbey Island, WA

Started by AnnieRae. Last reply by Proud Navy Girlfriend on Sunday. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,I was wondering if anyone has been stationed at Whidbey Island, WA? Does anyone want to share an likes or dislikes? One of my main concerns about being there is that it seems like a drive to get anywhere else and of course, the rain.…Continue

anyone have a sailor in Gulfport, MS for Expeditionary Combat Training

Started by yvonne13marie Apr 13. 0 Replies

I have a sailor there and want to know how it is for them What is it like for them there?how often are they allowed to contact? is the food good? is there wifi through out the base? are visitors allowed?will they be able to contact SO's often ?Continue

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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. 

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!!
 

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