(Closed) Soon to be and current Navy wife’s Unite :)

posted 7 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Obviously, most of my favorite things about my fiance have nothing to do with the Navy. But when I thing about the Navy part, I think my favorite thing is that I get to brag about how awesome he is, and even strangers totally agree with me.

He is Navy EOD, so when Hollywood makes a movie about your job (Hurt Locker) and it wins best picture, how can anyone argue that is isn’t incredibly impressive and brave? I love having objective justification for being as proud of him as I am.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

One of my favourtie parts would be getting to travel across the country. Rather than dwell on him being away i see it as the heart grows fonded when we are apart. Yes a man in a navy uniform is a bonus but to see him be proud of serving for his country and see him excel in such a great enviroment where there always something for him to learn makes me proud and love him even more.

@baliahi1029: That movie was amazing and what a brave man to do that job. In australia we had a show called “sea patrol” not sure if anyones heard it but its what my partner does now except its all glamourised a bit to much. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My Fiance and I are planning to get married next spring and then he wants to join the Navy a few months after that..:/ I never imagined myself being a military wife, but it’s something he really wants to do so I’m going to support him and be strong. Glad to see there are other Navy wives on here

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

The most fun I have with my fiance being a sailor is how proud he is of his job.  He is a submariner which is very different from the surface world.  They are gone a lot doing things people don’t realize.  He works hard with little recognition.  Many people wouldn’t do that.  I think its awesome he does even though I hate how much it takes him away! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My husband is a submariner too!  There are many things I like about this life…living on the coast, seeing new places, the way he looks in uniform… πŸ˜‰  He does a really great job of keeping work and home life separate, but some of his learned mannerisms from work do carry over into life at home:  he’s organized, meticulous, compassionate (it is such a different brotherhood that they acquire on subs…all looking out for each other and knowing that they are directly responsible for the safety of their shipmates when they are underway), and he is by far the most responsible and mature man I’ve ever dated.  I’ve also found that the wives of his friends really look out for one another while the guys are out to sea…so it is like a family of sorts.  In my mind, that (and the pride I have for him) make up for the months that he is gone…though those months ARE rough!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My husband is a submariner too!  There are many things I like about this life…living on the coast, seeing new places, the way he looks in uniform… πŸ˜‰  He does a really great job of keeping work and home life separate, but some of his learned mannerisms from work do carry over into life at home:  he’s organized, meticulous, compassionate (it is such a different brotherhood that they acquire on subs…all looking out for each other and knowing that they are directly responsible for the safety of their shipmates when they are underway), and he is by far the most responsible and mature man I’ve ever dated.  I’ve also found that the wives of his friends really look out for one another while the guys are out to sea…so it is like a family of sorts.  In my mind, that (and the pride I have for him) make up for the months that he is gone…though those months ARE rough!!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My Fiance is Navy CEC. My favourite part about the Navy is our location (SoCal) but mostly it’s the 3 year non-deployable billet he will start RIGHT before we’re getting married. After this short deployment we’ll be married and we’ll have the next 3 years to live married life together,. They did us a huge favor there.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@mrs_pugetsound:

@HawaiiBamaBride:

I have a soon-to-be submariner too!!  I’m so proud of his choice, but I am already dreading the constant underways and deployments… I feel like submariners work harder, longer, and have much less communication than surface, so it’s a much more challenging lifestyle.  But, I am excited for the opportunities it will give us!  I’m trying to stay positive about the sheer amount of time we’ll be apart for the next 5 years, but some days it’s just really hard. πŸ™

We’re still waiting on orders, but I know we’re going to enjoy whatever comes our way!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hate to be the debbie downer of the post, but is anyone else worried about the ERB cuts coming in November?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@Navy_Wife: I haven’t heard too much about them, but we’re still really new to the Navy.  I know my husband’s rating is not up for cutbacks — in fact, it’s one that is being offered for crossrating.  

I thought I read somewhere that it’s going to affect those that have been in more than 7 years, but again I haven’t really heard too much about it.  Can your husband train in a different rating to protect his job security?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@piglet_625: He chose to not put in for a cross-rate, but only 25% of his rate is being cut (which is minimal compared to many others – I have a friend who’s husband’s rate is cutting back by almost 60%) Hubby has 10 years under his belt and if they weren’t screwing with the retirement plans so much he would be trying to secure a position within the military haha. I’m not really worried since he has outstanding evals and literally 0 marks against him in his whole 10 years, I am, however, worried about the fact that he’ll be on deployment when they make the announcements. And even if you’re being cut, you have to finish the tour on the boat…there are gonna be a lot of angry/depressed sailors out there and it just doesn’t sit well with me. They’re already increasing the number if anti-suicide campaigns on the boat (the deployment started already, hubs is at CNATTU till the end of September then they’ll fly him out to the boat).

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We are just starting our journey, so I don’t really know what my favorite part of life with my sailor would be. My Fiance has enlisted; he goes to bootcamp in January. I never thought I would be a military wife and I’m not really looking forward to it either. I fully support my Fiance though. Anyways, I guess there have been a few perks so far, like we have had free tickets to some things. Like this air show yesterday. Unfortunately, though, there weren’t any Navy planes there. They were “all tied up.”

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@piglet_625: And the cuts don’t have anything to do with how long you’ve been in, its just by rate. So if you got promoted quickly it doesn’t matter if you’ve been in 3 years or 12 – if your rate us being cut, you’re on the chopping block. However, the biggest bottleneck within the ladder is petty officer first class, so they’re being affected the most and I don’t think its possible to be that high up and not been in for at least 7 years!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yay for Submariner Wives!! πŸ™‚

@mrs_pugetsound: Puget Sound as in Washington State. . That’s close to where my Fiance is from!  πŸ™‚  Are you stationed at Bangor or are you from there? 

@piglet_625:  There is a lot less communication than most.  I assume with you saying constant underways and deployments that he is going the fast-attack route?  Go Boomer if he has the choice.  Its 3 months on and 3 months off.  My brother is on a Boomer and its more suitable for family life.  Fiance is on a fast attack and is usually gone 9 months out of the year.  If he decides to make the Navy a career, he is switching over to Boomer as well! 

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