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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Discussion Forum

I'm so worried!!!!!

Started by His_Destiny. Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Husband's First Deployment, Need Support :/

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One Very Happy Girl

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marriage after basic training

Started by nicki_rae. Last reply by TigersGirl Oct 12. 3 Replies

His PDS... SO far away from home

Started by His_Destiny. Last reply by His_Destiny Oct 8. 5 Replies

Young Wife looking for friendly advice

Started by His_Destiny. Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Oct 8. 10 Replies

Marine Ball Etiquette Class

Started by 1~alex2toes(Dianne). Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Oct 4. 5 Replies

MOS 1316 Metal worker Ft. Lee

Started by alexandra hannan Sep 30. 0 Replies

Young love? Need help :/

Started by thatgirl. Last reply by Lovebug21 Sep 30. 5 Replies

Really needing support!!

Started by Lovebug21. Last reply by Lovebug21 Sep 29. 8 Replies

Looking for help on finding roommate.!

Started by Allison. Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Sep 19. 26 Replies

Out of the Loop

Started by Sherry. Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Sep 17. 3 Replies


Started by April. Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Sep 16. 1 Reply

Deployment and Homecomings

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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!
Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on August 20, 2014 at 4:31am

Mary, also, keep it as simple as possible. You can be much more flexible with simple than elaborate. 

Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on August 20, 2014 at 3:48am

FYI:  Mrs. P is our resident professional. <3

Comment by Mrs. P on August 19, 2014 at 9:40pm
I had to do that. It was a mess! My advice, buy your dress, shoes, and fake flowers now. Pick out your hairstyle and a flexible venue. Give everyone a heads up on roughly the time frame you want it in. Choose the type of food and cake you want and find places that will work with you on the time frame.

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