This is actually my first time with a support grp and I am so happy that I have found one. I have been married for 10 years and my hubby has been in the navy for 19 years. Go figure I waited a long time to find a grp lol. My hubby is a CWO in the navy and he is currently deployed for a year. Once he returns we will be moving to the Va area. Its hard because my friends cannot relate to how I feel and its hard express my feelings. They always say "oh its going to be ok" or "he will be home before you know" oh the famous line " I know how you feel" but really you don't. You don't know how it feels to be married to a man in the military. But again I am happy to be here and happy to be around a grp who knows exactly what I am going thru.
I think you will be a better support to the rest of us with your experience! Hope you share your knowledge! I am only a navy mom, but I know there are many wives and girlfriends who would like to hear your point of view!
Welcome to the group. There are a number of groups out of VA.
Here is a group for PA moms
These are groups within Navy For Moms. We also have groups associated with specialty.
Welcome my son is a CWO assigned to the Gerald Ford and he has just returned from a 9 month deployment. Yeah those long ones just plan suck..oh yeah he and his family live in Va It a great area they have been there 24 yrs of his 27 in the Navy. Welcome Aboard garnetts is right you will be a get help to the young ones coming in and bunker always has the right stuff to read or join.
Stephanie--welcome! im a navy mom. my son has been in only 3 years so far. he is on his first deployment. I, too, think you will make a great person to give support to others. of course, you will receive a lot of support also! good luck to you and your hubby!!