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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.


Members: 585
Latest Activity: Apr 7

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Discussion Forum

Best tips for planning for EAS?

Started by SemperFi_Princess. Last reply by alex2toes Apr 13, 2016. 2 Replies

any advice??

Started by Mar 15, 2016. 0 Replies

Marine core ball

Started by Leslie. Last reply by TigersGirl Nov 14, 2015. 3 Replies

Young Marriage Advice

Started by Dana Downs. Last reply by Dana Downs Sep 30, 2015. 6 Replies

Newport News or Yorktown VA?

Started by Sarah. Last reply by Leslie Sep 29, 2015. 3 Replies

MC ball dress advice

Started by Ginnyb98. Last reply by NLem19 Sep 28, 2015. 10 Replies

What to get my bf parents for Christmas ?!

Started by Ginnyb98. Last reply by alex2toes Sep 26, 2015. 4 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on November 29, 2016 at 3:38pm

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 25, 2015 at 8:50am
Video: The 240th Marine Corps Birthday Message

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Date Posted:10.23.2015 6:26PM

Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller and SgtMaj of the Marine Corps Ronald Green speak to Marines and Sailors about our history, esprit de corps and "The Legacy Within."

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 3, 2015 at 12:00am
Marine Corps Ball Etiquette Class
Sep 17, 10 AM-12 PM | Oct 14, 10 AM-12 PM | Oct 27, 5:30-9:30 PM
Comment by alex2toes on September 2, 2015 at 5:40am

I see that dates for the Marine Etiquette class are published for Camp LeJeune. This is a fabulous opportunity to learn the Do's & Don't before the Marine Ball season starts.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on August 2, 2015 at 11:35pm
Hang in there MaMa BeaR! These first initial steps into moving can be stressful for everyone.
Great advice given from TigersGirl. I agree, your husband needs to be persistent. :)
My Marine spent about two weeks at his PDS before receiving his leave to move his wife and belongings. He had already found off base housing before his leave began. The ten days included loading and driving the moving truck back to base while his wife followed in the car.
Comment by TigersGirl on August 2, 2015 at 9:55am

Hi, MaMa BeaR! This, unfortunately, may not be easy. My first recommendation is that your husband be persistent and take his questions up his chain of command until he gets some answers and assistance. He may need to speak to a married NCO or Staff NCO who has moved a family. If his immediate supervisor hasn't done this before, they probably have no idea how it's supposed to work.

Are you planning to pack and move your stuff yourself or have movers come? Either way, he'll also need to talk to TMO (Transportation Management Office) to get that arranged.

As far as coming to get you, he'll have to ask for leave and hope they approve it. He is eligible for up to 10 days of "house hunting" PTAD (permissive temporary additional duty - basically free days off) to look for a place to live and get moved in, but it's up to his command if they actually give this to him.

Good luck! Let us know what other questions you have. Military OneSource is another great resource for this type of thing. There's a ton of info on their website or you can just call and talk to a real person.

Comment by MaMa BeaR on August 2, 2015 at 2:03am
Hello everyone am not sure if anyone can help with answering a couple of my questions am very depressed and stressed out.
My husband just finished his MOS and reported to his unit on Friday. I just want to know when will he be able to come and get me and our son to move to his duty station? And will they give him time for us to be able to settle in? He has been asking around but no one can give him a straight forward answer he is anxious to have myself and our son with him already, and its hard on him to move around because he doesn't have a car so we are wasting money not only on taxis but on things he needs as well that we can have in our own house any one that can help me thank you
Comment by Meaghan on July 2, 2015 at 7:09am

Hi everyone! My name is Meaghan and I'm from NH. My boyfriend is about to finish MCT and I've decided to go out and surprise him. However, at 18 years old, this will be my first trip alone. I have decided to fly out to Raleigh and that's where I'll be staying. At some point, I'll be taking Greyhound in from Raleigh to Jacksonville. Can someone just walk me through the ins and outs of getting onto base? Also, is it best to visit during liberty hours on the Sunday or the Monday before graduation? Any and all help is appreciated! All of this will definitely be a learning experience for me.

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. :)


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