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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    Today is the day! Hopping on a plane to Great

    Lakes, IL to surprise my boyfriend after his graduation ceremony 💙 I can't wait! Stay strong to the rest of you ladies. Your day will be here soon enough and you won't even be thinking of how much you miss your SO. You'll just be thinking of how much you want to kiss them!
    Gabby161 Gabby161 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    SamShamp SamShamp 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2014

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    Sometimes, I Wonder...

    There are times I wake up in tears.I can never remember the nightmare that caused them- bits, pieces, but never enough to piece together what occurred entirely. Then I begin to think, and my mind wanders instantly to him. I remember exactly the way he looked in his uniform, the...
    nerdygirl92 nerdygirl92 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Booked my nails and hair :) This is really

    happening!!!!!! Tomorrow my boyfriend arrives to his final port and will meet his relief. He has finally finished. There are no words to describe the pride I feel for his amazing work--I can't wait to celebrate his homecoming!!!!!
    waiting4mysailr waiting4mysailr 26-30 Aug 11, 2014

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    My boyfriend of 3 years is on his flight

    now on his way to boot camp, and let me tell you, today was definitely the hardest day I've ever had. Saying goodbye to someone I spend every day with, every weekend with, is so hard. I am so proud of him, and I couldn't of asked for a more brave, strong, and loving man...
    Ashlee215 Ashlee215 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 2

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    To All The Girls Whose Men Are In Boot

    I want to show you why you can get through this. Why it is worth it. Just based on the reassurance to all the insecurities I had, which Mathew was able to tell me once he was in A School and had some time to loosen up and start really talking.   I know you're hurting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 42 Responses May 5, 2010

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    This Ones For Us (:

    For all of you who wake up in the morning, lay there for a few moments, trying to swallow the sick feeling in the pit of your stomach as you wonder where your sailor is, or how he's doing...this is for you.For all of you who start a countdown the minute he leaves, and continue to...
    lyssalovesit lyssalovesit 22-25, F 66 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    I watched dear john today.

    ...that was a really bad idea...
    lilstewey lilstewey 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    My boyfriend left for basic training (Great

    Lakes) may 18th.. ive heard from him a few times in which I responded to immediately … hes in SWCC so it makes me nervous. When we started dating, I was 3 months pregnant from a previous relationship in which the dad doesn’t want to be involved. I am now 8 months along and...
    JuliaRSayland JuliaRSayland 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    Having oral surgery tomorrow morning.

    . Just wishing he was here to take me and take care of me after.. Missing him like crazy right now.. Hopefully he'll be able to call me in the morning before I go.. 8more weeks until I'm reunited with the love of my life, and my favorite hugs in the universe!! (: ??
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    As Valentine's Day Approaches...

    I have always thought Valentine's Day was stupid, but it makes me miss Mikey, of course. I was talking to some of my friends about what they are doing etc.. I was just thinking how lucky we are, their men will probably never write them a love letter. Our civilian girlfriends will...
    jenmac715 jenmac715 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    It's easy to walk away

    and date a civilian. But instead, we check our phones every second hoping for that five minute phone call or three word text message. We break down and cry when we miss him. We force that smile because the pride and love for our men is stronger than anything else. We cherish...
    Savanahjoy Savanahjoy 18-21, F Aug 4, 2014

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    My boyfriend of about two years leaves on

    August 11th for boot camp. I am so proud of him and I love him more than anyone or anything. Unfortunately, I have no friends that are supportive. They either don't have a boyfriend, or if they do, they're staying local to go to school. The last few months, through this whole...
    brixxd brixxd 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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    Hello everyone so my boyfriend just left

    for basic tonight...like right this second it was the hardest thing to ever do was just let go, but I was wondering about when I'll get the address and the form letter, ect. I wanted to know how many days or weeks it might take until I can start actually writing him. Thank you!
    cajgray cajgray 22-25 2 Responses a week ago

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    It's like I just keep expecting a text from him.

    .a call something, and then I realize he can't. I think about the small fights we had and think "that was so stupid we could have been loving on each other". I miss him a lot, I'm hoping the empty feeling in my chest will eventually go away. It's only been two days, and it feels...
    cajgray cajgray 22-25 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Those Moments..

    So tonight I'm laying here after writing my boyfriend a letter, and it's one of those nights.. One of those nights where it just feels like you want to go buy a plane ticket and be with him, just be near him, even if it's only for a little while. You miss everything about him...
    smileeforsamm smileeforsamm 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    “Why do I do it? Because nights alone

    aren’t permanent. Because even though I cry myself to sleep from missing him, I’m lucky to have someone so amazing to miss. Because true love is making sacrifices & being strong even when it’s so easy to give up. Because there is nobody else can make me feel this...
    lilstewey lilstewey 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    I'm so thankful for you all.

    I'm glad I'm not alone in this journey <3
    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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    I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY SAILOR TODAY!

    !!!!!!!!! So beyond happy!
    hayjays64 hayjays64 18-21, F Apr 17, 2014

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    So I've been with my boyfriend

    for over a year and a half now and it's been a week since he left to Basic. Does anyone know when to expect a letter or to receive his mailing address?
    Saralove138 Saralove138 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Todays the day i get to see my sailor living

    his dream of graduating Navy Boot camp. Im so excited to see him!! Only a few more hours!
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F Sep 19, 2014

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    So me & my boyfriend have been together

    for 5 years & he just joined the Navy. He'll be in boot camp during the holidays & it's killing me that he won't be here during that time. How do I deal with him being gone?
    saritaa23 saritaa23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Only twelve more days

    until I board a plane to Chicago to see my baby graduate! All I keep thinking about is that first glance, that first hug, that first new feeling, like I'm falling in love all over again. It sucks it'll only be for one day and then he leaves for Virginia, but I'll have to say it...
    jennalmcnulty jennalmcnulty 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    My boyfriend and I have been together

    since i was 16 (almost 6 years now). He has decided to join the Navy and I am scared out of my mind. I told him since day 1 that I wouldn't be with someone in the services, but over the years he has been so supportive of me. It would be criminal to give altimatums. I love him...
    IslandGirlMel IslandGirlMel 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    My sailor will be here in less

    than 20 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! To say I am freaking out is a total understatement lol...his family wanted first dibs so Friday was moved to Sunday but it doesn't matter anymore but the reunion is basically here. I'm going to cry and he hasn't even arrived...
    waiting4mysailr waiting4mysailr 26-30 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    First deployment..here we go!

    I'm so nervous but excited for him. Wish me luck!
    madisonr17 madisonr17 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    We sent him off to A-School today.

    I cried, not because I'm sad, but because this brave man chose me to stay by his side. I'm so proud of him. <3
    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F Sep 6, 2014

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    My sailor surprised me yesterday

    and called me saying that he was on his way to the airport!!! It's been over a year since we saw each other! Me and his mom went to the airport and I found out that his flight is an almost an hour late so now we're waiting. I'm sooooooo excited!!!!!
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am no longer a Navy girlfriend.

    As of yesterday I am a Navy wife :D keeping it under the radar from our families and had to share with people who I knew would genuinely understand and be happy for me :)
    SailorLove92 SailorLove92 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    So, my boyfriend just took his Asvab test

    and got a perfect score. And it's kind of hitting me that he could be leaving me for the navy soon but it all still seems so unreal. I don't come from a military back ground so this is all new for me and i constantly have questions and when I ask my boyfriend them, it always...
    cnmoore4 cnmoore4 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend leaves in a couple weeks

    for boot camp and I am extremely nervous. We haven't been together for forever but I'm not saying it's a new relationship either... I've been hearing so many things that I'm really starting to worry myself. We have a very strong relationship but with all of these stories I've...
    kaslet98 kaslet98 18-21, F 4 Responses May 27

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    We are talking about marriage!

    I'm so excited within the next year we will be engaged and I'll be following him wherever he goes. I haven't told anyone yet, because ik they won't really understand. But I'm glad I have you ladies to share this exciting news with!:)
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    Acceptance

    I haven't talked to him in over a week. This is the first deployment I've ever had to go through with him. Before I met him, I knew nothing about the military & didn't really care. The last person to be in the military in my family was my grandpa, back in like the 50s. I have...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    Eighteen More Days UNTIL I'm able to hug my SR

    again:) I'm so excited and proud of him!! September 5 couldn't come any closer!!!! Hurry Hurry!!!
    Azareel9 Azareel9 18-21, F Aug 18, 2014

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    My boyfriend and I have know each other

    since high school, so about 8 years now, we recently became official on new years eve and I've always know he was joining the navy he recently left for boot camp on the 21st of May and we haven't heard anything from him yet. Does anyone know how long it will take to get a letter...
    nikkimj95 nikkimj95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    So my sailor is on his way back to Hawaii

    and then on the 22nd I'm headed out to Hawaii to spend 10 days with him. I'm beyond excited to see him. Does anyone have any tips for surviving a long haul flight?
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    Girls, please don't give up on your guy.

    It will get easier, I promise. He needs you now more than ever. If you truly love him and believe he is the one for you, it will be worth it in the end. If you haven't heard from him, don't worry. That doesn't mean anything. Just keep hanging in there <3
    Savanahjoy Savanahjoy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2014

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    For 2 years I have been dating the love of my

    life and best friend. This past Sunday he left to become a sailor in the U.S. Navy and I really have no idea what to do with myself. I don't really have any other friends and he didn't either so it was always just us against the world. And now I'm not really sure what I am...
    ChasingFearless ChasingFearless 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 17

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    When your letters come in .

    .. Honestly the best feeling in the world
    Dejiafelicity Dejiafelicity 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Anyone that expects it to be like the movies no

    it's not .... It hurts way more so much more.
    tetznavygirl tetznavygirl 16-17, F Aug 12, 2014

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    So I'm having a panic attack I miss a part of

    the address on my letters and they've already been sent out if they don't get there ugh 😩
    Dejiafelicity Dejiafelicity 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Girls hang in there! I know how hard some days

    are; but push through it! I thought it would take forever for the day I get to see my sailor and I thought it would never get easier. And some days are easier than others. but at long as you try and keep busy; and write your sailors as much as you can. it will come faster than...
    aly17ah aly17ah 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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    Woo-hoo! Rooms at the hotel are being reserved.

    . Getting ready to go to my Sailor's graduation:) September 5th. Let's just hope my Best Friend get those days off at work *fingers crossed* CAN'T WAIT to see my Sailor's accomplishing one of his dreams:) Now I need to stop by the post office after work to send these letters<...
    Azareel9 Azareel9 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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    I just feel so lonely right now.

    . someone to talk to would be great
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My boyfriend is in the construction part of the

    navy but requested to go on a ship to see europe a last time before his contract is up soon. We met on April 17 2015 and he had already requested to be attached to that ship before we met it was 7 weeks so i was okay with it now it has turned into another whole month he left in...
    Queennovacane Queennovacane 18-21, F Jun 12

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    I'm not a girlfriend anymore!

    ! ❤😊😊😊 My sailor popped the question today. He completely surprised me on my vacation. He made our initials in the sand and got down on one knee. I'm so happy and very proud to say that I'm a navy fiancée! ☺ Im super excited and I will try to post later when I can...
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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