For Wives, Fianceés and Girlfriends of Marines


For Wives, Fianceés and Girlfriends of Marines

This group is a place for wives, fianceés and girlfriends of Marines to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.


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Coming home and job hunting

Started by lisa. Last reply by lisa on Monday. 5 Replies

Getting married across the country?

Started by vanorav. Last reply by TigersGirl May 21. 1 Reply

Housing for fiance

Started by Ginny. Last reply by NLem19 Apr 27. 7 Replies

Marriage Process?

Started by vanorav. Last reply by alex2toes Apr 24. 6 Replies

just an update and a small rant

Started by I<3MyMCRdMarine. Last reply by I<3MyMCRdMarine Mar 13. 12 Replies

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Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on November 8, 2014 at 7:06am

Has anyone had their Ball yet? Do you have any advice for those that are waiting to attend theirs? Want to tell us about your experiences?

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on November 7, 2014 at 10:17am

Katie, scroll up ^^^^^ to the Marine Wife's Quick Guide. It will give  you a list of necessary paper work. :)

Comment by Katie on November 7, 2014 at 10:07am
I have a question. What all documents, paperwork, etc. do we need to take to D.E.E.R.S when we go?
Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on October 4, 2014 at 5:14pm

How is everyone doing on Ball preparations?

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on September 24, 2014 at 11:48am

Hello Ladies! For those of you at Camp LeJeune, read this article about the gown give away at the USO.

The USO Camp LeJeune is offering Ballgowns, Wraps Jewelry for free. It would be worth taking a look at!

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on August 23, 2014 at 1:39pm

Labor Day is almost upon us. Have you got any plans you want to share? Visits to Marines? School plans? Up & coming moves? Additions to families, be they human or 4 legged? lol

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on August 20, 2014 at 5:06pm

Mary, another consideration, since most schools shut down for the holidays, would that be possible? I know he will not necessarily be able to take leave, but you could always get married there. Check ahead for licence requirements and or waiting period, blood tests.

Comment by NLem19 on August 20, 2014 at 2:07pm
Mary, it seems like there is usually a small gap between GF and duty station, but I can't say for sure there always is. My husband just finished at DLI. Based on orders and timing, we anticipate 2 weeks, but that's still up in the air.
Comment by Mrs. P on August 20, 2014 at 7:25am

My ex-husband and I were in bootcamp on opposite sides of the country when we planned our wedding by letter.  We picked a day that worked for nearly everyone.  I got my dress and the marriage license on the same day.  We had a waiting period before we could get married (required by the state of MO).  Check to make sure you don't have to wait.  Typically Marines don't get leave between MOS school and their permanent duty station.  He should be able to call ahead and talk to his Staff Noncommisioned Officer in Charge (SNCOIC) and see if he can take leave right after he checks in.  They have to check in within a very small time frame.  They one way he'd get leave before getting his duty station is if he's getting stationed overseas. 

Comment by Mary26 on August 20, 2014 at 6:36am
Thank you!!! Yes I am doing my best to keep it as simple as possible, and also flexible. I found a venue that seems to be willing to work with me and be flexible so hopefully that will hold out. Thankfully simple is my style regardless, and I'm staying open minded because I know things will change and nothing is ever really going to be set in stone haha. But how long in advance were you able to set your date (and it not change). I know it's going to vary among situation.
Also, we know his report date to his first duty station is March 23rd at Camp Lejeune. We are trying to find out exactly what date he will grafuate from Goodfellow AFB. He will be headed there Nov 4th, and thinking he should graduate around March 4th. His MOS school has been pretty lengthly, close to 1.5 years. Do they normally get at least a little leave between MOS and their first duty station?

Thanks y'all, I'm glad to hear this great info and advice!

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