I'm not, but I've been there. My husband graduated from boot camp Nov. 2010 and now we are stationed at the DLI so I've been on this roller coaster for awhile. I do have a lot of insight to what happens there and what you can expect if you need any advice. He will be okay.. it will be an awful experience for him but the good kind.. tough love works. I remember feeling so very freaked out and couldn't help but count down the hours. We've all been there though and we're here for you now. Just let me know if you need to vent or if you have any questions. Good luck and remember he'll be perfectly fine and he'll feel so accomplished when it's done.
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Life is indeed simpler if you marry before boot camp, just get your recruiter the information ASAP so the paperwork goes through. He won't like it, but it won't change your program. I've heard at least three months prior to departure to be sure.
Are you talking about military housing? School commands don't always have housing for student sailor's dependents, base housing often has long wait lists, and all have regulations about pets. Many have breed exclusions; there are some breeds which are NOT allowed. California is a heck of an expensive place to find a rental which allows dogs too, we had that problem in San Diego.
Also, the Navy might not move your spouse to be with you during A school, it must be a certain length for the dependent to be eligible for a move and for the student sailor to live offbase (you MUST request permission from the school command). Roughly six months or more, not counting hold times.
Hi. My son signed in Early March, he is going in in August 30. Its was going to be Oct. but they changed it Due to his choice of DC(damage control)
Hope this helps.
My son Leaves Aug 30. He for the First time told me he is "nervous". When he said that my heart dropped, Now I'm scared, sick to my stomach for him. I searched for words to make him feel better. All could say was......Everyone going in with you feels exactly the same way thats why you are so connected to your Navy Brothers and Sisters. You will find the best friends in your life in the Navy. (hope I did ok)
Stay Strong , We can do this!!!
I am responding to this post by the middle of 2012. Right now I am in this stage. My two kids are join the navy. My son is in boot camp since last Monday and my daughter is waiting until August 2012. I'm proud and happy for them, but at the same time am having that roller coaster of emotions and I hope that I can get help and answers with the all questions that I have now.