My husband just joined the navy and he is currently in bootcamp. After he graduates he will be going to Florida. I was wondering how long it will take for me and our son to be able to go live with him and how does on base housing work? If anyone is married to a sailor in Pensacola,Florida it would be great to know a little more about it. I live across the United States so it is going to be a really big move for our family. I am very nervous and excited at the same time. Any information is greatly appreciated =)
Thanks for letting me know about the group, that should help a lot. Well my husband is going for Rescue swimming and his schooling is going to be two years. They said he could be in florida from three months to a year and he moves somewhere else for the rest of his schooling.
Monica-since you got to live in Pensacola with ur husband, how long did it take for you to be able to move there? Do you think me and my son will be able to live there with him since his schooling is two years?
Some people have very negative experiences with specific Navy Wives club. My foster daughter will not have anything to do with them because she is goth, atheist, and otherwise very different - she was treated terribly by the women in charge. They expected her to "fit in." She does not. She spent her first two years there with no friends and it nearly ended her marriage. Eventually my foster daughter found some like-minded wives to form their own non-conforming group, and will have nothing to do with the official club.
I also had a not-so-great experience, since I was both a wife and enlisted. When my husband was on a long deployment one of the other wives invited me to join his ship's wives club. Everything was fine until they learned I was also active-duty. After that I was pretty much rejected.
It entirely depends on the people running the individual clubs, and the personality of the new women. It's like any other group that has multiple chapters - some are more accepting than others, some are better run than others. Some are cliquey, some aren't. A bad experience with one chapter can lead to reluctance to trying another. Once burned, twice shy.
It is true I had nothing to do with the wives clubs; I was never invited in Japan. Most of the shore duty commands didn't have them that I knew about. Even as ex-Navy, having been active duty makes them see you as a threat of some kind. But some of them are worthwhile.
Then again, I was a bit different too and didn't/don't always fit in. Heck, you see that right here on this board.
hi we are stationed in pensacola how are you