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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 MarineParents.com, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.

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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.
Comment by Mary26 on August 19, 2014 at 9:36pm
Hey everyone! I'm new to to this MFN and to this group. My marine is at DLI currently, and will graduate soon and go to follow on school in TX. I am in the process of planning a wedding for March without any real date set in stone. (A lot more difficult than I had originally thought) has anyone had to do this, and have any advice? Thanks for any help!
Mary
Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on August 17, 2014 at 6:19am

From his point of view, you probably don't need to give the FRO any information. He has documented you to his Command and to him, that is enough. haha Contact the FRO, give them your info, get on e-Marine. 

Now do you have your DH's POA(Power Of Attorney)? You should get it in case anything of a legal nature pops up while he is gone.

 

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