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Stuff NAVY Wives Wanna Know

Nov
10
2012

Posted by:
AnchorWife

Posted in:
Changing NAVY plans,
Messy Emotions,
Stuff NAVY Wives Wanna Know

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Yes, Separate Thanksgivings

Trying to map out a way for Kyle and I to be together this Thanksgiving has been an uphill battle.  We have played out every possible scenario in our heads at least 4 times, and have tried our very best to make one of them work.  There seem to be 2 major issues.  The first being that Kyle's chit still hasn't been officially approved for him to take holiday leave. ...

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Oct
15
2012

Posted by:
AnchorWife

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Stuff NAVY Wives Wanna Know

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We’re Going out on a Limb

As soon as I found out that Kyle had pneumonia, I immediately started to worry.  My heart was so burdened by the fact that my best friend in the entire world was so sick (like hospital sick!) and was over 2,000 miles away from me.  I felt helpless and it took all self-restraint I could muster to not blow our money on a flight out to hold his hand.  He made it see ...

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Sep
27
2012

Posted by:
AnchorWife

Posted in:
Basic Training,
Stuff NAVY Wives Wanna Know

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Anchorwife’s NAVY Graduation Weekend Checklist

It's been almost one month since I was in the Ceremony Hall at Great Lakes, Illinois anxiously waiting to witness my husband graduate from Boot Camp.  Even though I was excited, I was also incredibly nervous about seeing him after two months of absence.  Graduation weekend turned out to be pretty amazing (there was only one hiccup), and it only took one look from ...

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Sep
20
2012

Posted by:
AnchorWife

Posted in:
Basic Training,
NAVY Wife Milestones,
Stuff NAVY Wives Wanna Know

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Navy Wife’s Basic Training Highlights

When my husband flew off to Basic Training I had no idea what to expect. When would I get my first letter? First real phone call? What time of day will he call? How long will he have to talk? When will the NAVY finally put money in our account? Here’s the details of how it happened for me. Hopefully this can give you a solid idea as to when these milestones could ...

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Sep
16
2012

Posted by:
AnchorWife

Posted in:
Basic Training,
NAVY Wife Milestones,
Stuff NAVY Wives Wanna Know

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Ship-Out Day Advice

You wake up and its ship-out day. First of all, be grateful that you woke up. Your life did not end. Your sailor’s life did not end. It’s a blessing that God allowed you to wake up and you need to keep it in mind that many other people around the world weren’t as fortunate. Your sailor is about to start his career, not die. This is a great season in his life and ...

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Sep
14
2012

Posted by:
AnchorWife

Posted in:
Basic Training,
Stuff NAVY Wives Wanna Know

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Ship-Out Week Advice

Ship-out week will probably sneak up on you.  If you took my previous advice on how to prepare months in advance for your sailor's up-coming ship-out date, then you were busy making memories.  Well, you're not through with all of that quite yet.  Ship-out week should resemble what you've been doing for the past months, only exaggerated.  Honestly, the biggest pie ...

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Sep
9
2012

Posted by:
AnchorWife

Posted in:
Basic Training,
Stuff NAVY Wives Wanna Know

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Months Before His Ship-Out Date

Now that boot camp is over and my husband is officially a Sailor, I have some advice to offer to those of you who are still waiting for your husband to be gone for months at basic training. As soon as he has signed a contract with the US NAVY, you may begin to feel as though your husband’s ship-out date is a death sentence. While he prepares for his Boot Camp, ...

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Sep
1
2012

Posted by:
AnchorWife

Posted in:
Messy Emotions,
Stuff NAVY Wives Wanna Know

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Saturday in Chicago

What an emotionally and physically draining day.  When I woke up this morning, I imagined today going quite differently. After getting dressed in one of my new outfits, Kyle’s parents and I went over to the base to pick him up at 6:30.  We brought him some coffee and snacks to eat for breakfast since we all wanted to hop on the train into Chicago right away.   ...

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Aug
31
2012

Posted by:
AnchorWife

Posted in:
Basic Training,
NAVY Wife Milestones,
Stuff NAVY Wives Wanna Know

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Graduation Day

This morning I woke up at 4 Chicago time (2 am California time) to start getting ready for my husband’s NAVY graduation.  Although I was excited to watch Kyle go from civilian to sailor, I was more nervous to just watch Kyle.  I hadn’t seen him in months and I was so nervous.  I needed EVERYTHING to be perfect since it had been so long since we’d seen each other. ...

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Aug
29
2012

Posted by:
AnchorWife

Posted in:
Basic Training,
Stuff NAVY Wives Wanna Know

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Trophy Wife Dress

Woah, what an INSANE week.  I mean, this week literally turned me into a borderline psychopath.  I have been waiting to go shopping for my Chicago clothes and my “trophy wife dress” that I will wear to Kyle’s NAVY graduation (the outfit he’ll see me in after not seeing me for months, no pressure! ha!) till the weekend before we fly out there.  That was NOT smart. ...

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