Where to begin... I have some questions about being married, being a mommy, and thinking about joining the Navy. I am so afraid to be separated from my husband and 1 year old son, but at the same time I want to do something with my life (aka joining the Navy).
Does anyone know what it's like to be in this situation on here? Anyone have any stories to share, etc? My husband is currently employed but does not get that many hours; I am the one bringing home most of the "bacon" and am afraid to just go off and sign a contract right now because he isn't bringing in a whole lot of money for bills.
What about BAH and housing?
Kristy, the 4 years vs 6 depends on what rate (job) you sign up for. Rates like CTI and Nuke are 6 year contracts, because of the very long (and very expensive) schooling that goes into them. The Navy doesn't want to spend 2 years training a new Nuke and then let them leave after just 2 more years.
Wish I could answer the question about weight vs tape, but I'm not sure how all that works... I was right on the line, but the woman running the scale at MEPS that day was awesome and let me squeak through. I'd enocurage you to try your hardest to lose that 15lbs before you go to MEPS. It's a whole lot of hurry-up-and-wait there, and I know I wouldn't want to have to make multiple trips just because of weight. I don't know how much soda you drink, but I know I dropped about 10lbs just by drinking water instead, and another 10 by cutting out my afternoon snack at work.
I'm thinking of joining the Navy also and I have so many of the same feelings that you have did you get any help on here? What I want to know the most about am I fit to go to boot camp and how does things works my question when can my family come to me or when do I get to go back and see them. Any advice is wanted!
Are you married?
Your familiy can come see your PIR, they can visit you during "A"School and you can live together when you get to your first command. Unless your "A"S chool is long, and you get approval for you to move off base. There are only a few schools that allow that though...so plan on not lving with them until after "A" School.