"Each housing area will have varying rules about the different number and types of pets allowed. You will need to know which housing area you are eligible for so you can look up their rules. Some allow dogs, but not certain breeds.…"
"I grew up in a traditional family...We owned our own business and lived right there. mom and dad would go work the shop all day and I would walk out of the house to go hang out with them. mom would have dinner ready at night and we all would sit…"
"I know exactly what you mean about your happiness being contingent on him. i am the exact same way, but as of today my husband has been gone for 3 weeks. i cried alot of the first week. after that i spent a lot of time talking to the women on here,…"
"Well, if he decides the navy is what will make him happy I hope they let him sign a waiver... He does have to use his inhaler during random times, like after having a couple alcoholic drinks, if he wakes up in the middle of the night not being able…"
""If its in his heart to do join, let him, it will only hurt your relationship if you dont b/c he will start to feel resentment for you holding him back.
It sounds like you really do love him. Think of it this way: Would you rather…"
"Very true, very true. Definitely something to think about. I've already started a little Shawna & Andrew jar... I work at a restaurant and all of my tips are going into it. If he joins, it'll most likely turn into a "Visit…"
"4 out of 24 months? That is sooo little. I would not be able to handle that, I think, with grace...
I think a lot of men and women in these forums had the advantage of military family members while growing up so they're more used to the idea or…"
"Hi Shawna, to be honest with you I was the same way at the begining of all this.. My finacee is 30 and decided to join the Navy. Just like your boyfriend he had always wanted to go. I had the same questions and concrens. And just like you I was just…"
"I felt the same way when my husband decided to join. He mentioned it when we first started dating.. we fell hard & fast for each other and I begged, cried and pleaded for him not to join. He didnt & we got married, had…"
"So OCS is not bootcamp? Is it similar, with the few phone calls and the letters, or is he more accessible since it's for longer? Lol... The things I worry about.
He's started working on the package... Right now he needs to figure out if he…"
"I heard sub duty is pretty rough - because it's more secretive they aren't allowed cell phones on board and whatnot. In all honesty, I'd rather he was away longer and I could talk to him often rather than he was gone for short periods…"
"Just a detail.... deployments are when the ships go out to sea for a good length of time, or when he would be sent to a combat zone. Not a duty station! Choosing a job based on ease of communication with you... I certainly hope that is not what you…"
Just a college senior whose long-term boyfriend is considering joining up because he doesn't want to waste away his youth behind a desk. I had dreams about a stable, settled, picket fence, corporate, babies and puppies sort of life with him... And now he's sprung this on me and I'm trying to figure everything out again! I'm madly in love, and he has promised to wait 6 months before signing any papers, so I've got time to figure out how I'll handle this... With your help.
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2 weeks ago, Andrew decided he wanted to look into the navy.
2 days ago, he went to speak to a recruiter.
Today (4/26), he heard the good news that his background check was fine. He also promised to give us 6 months before signing up...
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Welcome to N4M’s. This site is full of information, support and encouragement. My son graduated boot camp Jan 29, 2010 and is now stationed overseas.
If your profile or profile name contains last name (even if it is different from your rct/sailor) your rct/sailors first name or your e -mail address, I recommend that you change it for the safety of your sailor. Remember, this is a public site and anyone can read comments posted here.
If have a Sailor in the fleet-search groups for ship, sub, rating, duty station, squadron, etc.
There is a group for each month rcts leave "Leavin for Boot Camp in (month they leave)" search groups and join this group...it will have info as well as connect you with other N4M's whose rcts leave that month.
Once you get your PIR (Pass In Review=graduation) date…search groups and join the PIR group..if it hasn’t been formed yet YOU may need to form it.
Go to YouTube and search Navy Racks, boot camp, graduaton, Battlestations 21 (CNN does it)-also Navy folding, bed making, shoe polishing (doing things the NAVY way).
Explore this site as well…Forums, Groups and Videos and check out the “Main” tab…lots of good info.
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