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Location: Goose Creek, SC
Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2018
Started by MrsBuzzy. Last reply by NukeWife Apr 29, 2018. 2 Replies 0 Likes
My husband's PIR is 04/29... He is a MM and will be going to A school in Goose Creek, SC.He gave me the impression that he will be in SC for a few days then come home to move me...Other wives have…Continue
Started by Ruby12. Last reply by Paigeeeeable Jul 15, 2015. 2 Replies 0 Likes
My husband just left for boot camp and he will graduate july 19th if everything goes as planned and then i was told that his A school will be in Chicago but i looked up the schooling for a nuke and…Continue
Started by Ruby12 May 29, 2013. 0 Replies 0 Likes
my husband just went to boot camp and graduates july 19th and they told me that his A school is in chicago and not sure . i want to move with him during his /a school and live with him form this…Continue
Hi Paige-sent you a friend request. My husband has completed the pipeline and we are 2 years into actual Navy life :-). If you add me I can message you and also try to answer any other questions you may have.
i was wondering when i go live with my hubby during is A school is there a long waiting list for that and is there any thing i can do to speed up the process
My husband, who is former military, warned me about giving advice to people about housing, moving and marriage in the military.
There is a wrong way, a right way, and a military way to move wives and rent houses.
Doing it the right way the military will pay for your move and most of the cost of you driving your cars and most ( perhaps all ) of your costs of setting up a household.
If you get in a hurry and do not follow the rules it will cost you both money and in a worse case damage a military career ( all though that is apparently unlikely ).
Example: my son received somewhere in the range of $1, 000 to $1,2000 dollars as compensation for the incidental expenses of setting up a household, and he was not even married. That payment would be in addition to moving and other expenses.
Sailors must get permission from their commanders to get married, or even to bring their wives to their base and live off base with them.
The permission is almost automatic, but they can require them to receive training and counseling, prior to giving permission. That can take days or even weeks.
I have never been a military wife. So, please do not get in too much of a hurry and just show up, but the more information you gather, the smarter the decision you will make.
My understanding, and this may be wrong, is the sailor must get a liberty or leave to go back home and move his himself and his spouse as part of his moving his household from place of enlistment to his first base. But that may be wrong, in whole, or in part.
Married housing at Goose Creek was plentiful ( as in more than they needed for married personnel - and they were offering it to singles who are forced to move out of the Barracks when they transfer to the prototype command at Goose Creek), but that was a year ago now, so things may have changed.
Married housing at Goose Creek is also superior to living off base for Nukes who must commute multiple times a day - to base.
Married base housing at Goose Creek ( actually PPV housing not technically Navy owned ), at least where my son lived, was right down the road from both the NNPTC campus ( A-School and Power School ) and a little further down the same road from prototype.
The housing was also outside the secure gates - so visitors did not have to go through security, but still on base so it was patrolled by Ari Force Police.
The off base housing ( Civilian owned and managed - not PPV ) - near the base is lower end ( think bed bugs ) and in more of high crime areas - there are very nice off base areas further from base - but it takes longer to commute to A-school and Power School and even longer to prototype.
The address my son formerly lived at was
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