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I Am An Air Force Wife

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    Can Anyone Tell Me What To Expect?

    I have a few questions that i am stressing over and i wanted to see if you had any answers for them since you have been through this i'm sure with the Air Force, My fiance graduates from tech school in 5 weeks and we get married the week after that, as soon as we get the marriage...
    samantha1019 samantha1019 18-21, F Sep 12, 2013

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    I Am Soooo Scared!!!

    Hey Everyone. I am of course new to the Air Force family, but really i havent started my AF life yet. My husband does not leave for BMT until May 2nd. OMG that is so close. I am hear to hear some stories and get true opinons of what you all like and hate. And if you have any...
    ProudAFWife ProudAFWife 18-21 8 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    What to Expect

    Hi Im a new "air force " wife.. I have to admit I'm scared to death.. I grew up in Mississippi, but my parents moved to Texas a year ago where I met my now husband! Were stationed in Oklahoma right now.. Growing up in Mississippi, I was not exposed to...
    luwilson4 luwilson4 18-21 1 Response Mar 5, 2009

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    Trouble In Our New Marriage

    My husband, begged me to move out with him to Suisun City so that we could be together throughout his phase 2 of tech school. I did. I am miserable! We never used to fight, and here we are bickering daily. I feel lonely. He goes to work at 6am, comes home after 5, eats, then...
    motherconfess0r motherconfess0r 22-25 2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    Need Help...visa??

    My husband is being stationed in England...of course I get to go with him, but He has been in Texas for the past 4 months and I have been at my mothers house in Chicago... I was sent paper work for a passport and visa, but it makes no sence to me especially when It was explained...
    NuAFwife NuAFwife 21-25 2 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    My husband graduated basic this past weekend!

    I am so happy!! He has his phone back now and can text me once in awhile. There is still a long road ahead with the next 2 years of tech school, but at least the hardest part is over. No more complete disconnect and lack of communication! We can talk and text and email and (soon...
    alissaann alissaann 22-25 Jan 28

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    Hoping For Orders.....

    .....that i know we're, like, never going to get! my husband and i are stationed at Hurlburt Field in Florida, and his orders don't have an end date on them. All the guys in his shop have been there for 5+ years and everyone who is stationed here basically said 'plan on staying...
    OhioSUfan OhioSUfan 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    So It Begins...

    My husband has talked about his dreams of joining the Air Force since we first met, an I've always known that we would eventually be at this point. He was scheduled to leave for basic training last October, just 2 weeks after our wedding, but he cancelled his contract so that we...
    alissaann alissaann 22-25 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Living In Germany

    My husband (who is an Air Force Firefighter) and I are based at Ramstein AB in Germany. We arrived here on February 26th, 2008. We are renting a house out in the country, 20 minutes from the base. We are getting used to the whole living in Germany thing. I am trying to learn as...
    blssdbttrfly blssdbttrfly 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    I Can't Tell If It's Killing Me Or Making Me Stronger

    Deployment....where do I begin to describe just how much I DESPISE you. Is there anyone here who has been through one yet? If so, please tell me it gets easier. He just left, so I'm praying that once he gets settled and into a routine that it will get better. Not hearing his...
    AFgirlfriend20 AFgirlfriend20 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2013

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    Newlywed To My Airman

    I have been with my sweetheart for 4 years. I am in my first year of nursing school as well. After realizing that he was not fit for school, he made the decision to enlist in the air force. He said he was doing it "for us" because he did not want me to carry the burden of being...
    littlemrsvergara littlemrsvergara 22-25, F Mar 26, 2012

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    Update!!

    I haven't updated y'all in a while so here it goes!! Tomorrow starts WOT 6 for my husband (BEAST WEEK)!!! So far I have sent out 41 letters and have gotten 18 in the mail from him! I feel so blessed because I know not too many people get so much mail! He has called me 5 times...
    ZsPrincess ZsPrincess 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2011

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    Anyone Else At Nellis Airforce base, Las Vegas,Nv

    hey my name is Diana and I moved into Nellis in august with my airman David. I havent found a job since august so ive been pretty lonely, we recently got a 10 month german shepherd and hes been a nice companion, but I miss home and being social. Ive been feeling a bit lonley. I...
    diavargas608 diavargas608 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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    I'm Having Trouble Coping With Moving

    My husband is in the Air Force and as a result we might have to PCS to Okinawa Japan. I have constant anxiety about it. I'm so anxious that I can hardly get any sleep. I actually had a nightmare about moving to Okinawa a couple weeks ago. Everyone around me is saying how jealous...
    kirstentheamazing kirstentheamazing 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    Kadena Afb Okinawa

    SO MY HUBBY AND I WILL BE MOVING TO JAPAN IN A FEW MONTHS AND I JUST WANTED TO GET SOME INFO IF ANYONE HAD ANY???? ?  LIKE HOW IS IT , FIRST OF ALL? ?  HOUSING- ON OR OFF BASE  AND WHERE? ?  IS IT LONELY FOR YOU HOUSEWIVES?? ? WHERE WOULD YOU...
    pearl172z pearl172z 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2010

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    Away To Aviano Italy

    Hi! My name is Lexi. My husbands name is Matthew. We have 2 amazing kids together. Avaah-3 and Niko-1. He left for basic July 30th 2013. That was definitely rough saying goodbye to him. Our daughter also took it pretty rough. She is a daddy's girl for sure, and she would cry a...
    Airforcewifegalati Airforcewifegalati 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2013

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    My husband and I both serve in the U.

    S. Air Force. We are stationed at different locations at the moment. Currently, I am stationed at Keesler AFB and my husband is stationed at Wright Patterson AFB. My husband and I hold the same rank and we are both in same career field. We both love the military way of life...
    momanddaughteratbeach momanddaughteratbeach 36-40, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Well we made it through basic!

    ! My husband is doing his tech school now. Unfortunately it's not like the average tech school and will last a year or so before he goes to advances skills training. It won't be until the advanced skills that I get to move and be with him. I knew this would be hard, but I didn't...
    alissaann alissaann 22-25 Feb 5

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    Bye Bye Keesler Afb Biloxi, Ms.

    he started tech school on october 3, 2009. so, after 8 months of tech school my airman graduated! he was in the weather field (one of the toughest) and their class started with 15 people and only 5 (including my hubby) made it! i got to go see him once every month for only 2 or 3...
    mohakins12 mohakins12 18 1 Response Jun 2, 2010

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    Hey everyone, I am newly an Airforce wife.

    My husband just left for BMT earlier this week to Lackland. We have only been married four months but have been together for 4 and a half years and have never been apart more than a few days a few times for vacations or something of that sort. It's so hard to talk to my friends...
    BTamblyn11 BTamblyn11 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Support Your Airman

    Hello all, I am a fellow military significant other, and I wanted to share a nifty little Etsy shop I found that has cute military support bracelets and clothing that you can customize. Go to Etsy and search for the shop "MilitaryHearttees". They have great prices too. www.etsy...
    marie1284 marie1284 22-25, F Oct 11, 2013

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    A Little About Us :)

    First off I'm new to all this so bare with me :) My husband and I have been together for about 2 years and married last May, shortly after we welcomed a beautiful daughter. We had been talking about the military for a about a year before he joined, she officially signed is...
    FieldsOfSunshine FieldsOfSunshine 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2012

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    Reductions?! This is crap?

    Anyone's husband in the midst of all this? It's scary:(
    Jessicajoyus Jessicajoyus 26-30, F Dec 19, 2013

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    Medical Scholarship Program

    My husband is in medical school and was just accepted into the scholarship program that the Air Force offers. I've had some experience with the Navy but none with the Air Force. I'm looking for advice and just friends in general. Unfortunately we won't be stationed anywhere for...
    NicoleM89 NicoleM89 22-25, F Apr 14, 2013

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    It Can Be A Lonely Existence.

    I'm a new USAF wife at Malmstrom AFB. I've been here since March. So far, it's been a lonely existence in my short time of being an AF wife. We don't live on base, but we are moving into base housing next month, so hopefully that will help me make some friends. I don't have a...
    CNics23 CNics23 22-25 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    I Am A New Air Force Wife!!!!!!!!!

    I just recently became an Air Force wife on December 22,2011!!! My airman will be graduating tech school this coming Friday. I am so proud and happy for him, but I would be even more happier if his first duty station wasnt Korea. Yes i said Korea, for a WHOLE year.. :( :( It...
    afwife2011 afwife2011 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    Do You Need More Support?

    Hey all!!My name is Amanda and I know a lot of girls on this site have gotten some support and advice from me!! I love being able to help you ladies when you are having a hard time with the military life. My friend and I have created a support site for all on facebook. We are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2012

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    Spouse of a Deployed Af Member

    Hi I have been married to my spouse for 13 years, which means I've been married to the AF to.  We have moved all over and have 3 girls.  He is deployed to Iraq right now.  You would think after all of these years and deployements it would get easier, but it hasn't...
    md3 md3 31-35 2 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    So Difficult...

    My husband just barely left yesterday and already I miss him so so much. Being 36 weeks pregnant and watching him leave was not easy. I think just because it is so recent I haven't gotten used to it. Somehow I can't distract myself, friends invite to dinner and stuff but I just...
    kiaramarieee kiaramarieee 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    Crazyness =}

    I am also new to being an airforce wife.. so far i must say that i am not big on all the rules.. i am 18 and i would love to talk to any one about being an air force wife..
    kryssie11 kryssie11 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    Potential Air Force Wife

    My husband has been entertaining the idea of joining the Air Force for about a year now. Some things have happened at his current job that make the service seem more appealing. I'm just wondering other opinions, on whether you enjoy the lifestyle. What do you dislike? What am I...
    EmBarker EmBarker 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    Getting Posted

    So my fiance just got posted. We knew that it was going to happen soon but I never thought that "soon" would be the same day that Ottawa asked him where he wanted to be posted. I didn't think "soon" meant that I would end up with a week and a half with him before he left. I am...
    MinuteRamblings MinuteRamblings 22-25, F Mar 26, 2013

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    A Day Longer, A Day Stronger!

    Hello everyone! I am a Navy fiancé, soon to be Navy wife in October! I’ve been dealing with military life for the past two years now and I’ve found that it’s easier to deal with when you make friends with people going through the same things as you. I’ve created two...
    hheidilee hheidilee 22-25, F May 30, 2013

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    Barkatraz

    Hello I am a 22 year old af wife and mother of 2 ... a dd who is 27 months and a ds who is 2 months. I stay home with my kiddos and try to endure the AF ... my hubby is up for his second deployment come april and I am not looking forward to it ... seems like everytime...
    mrsesparza mrsesparza 22-25 1 Response Feb 18, 2009

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    Newlywed And Moving!

    My husband and I have been married for about 2 months now and unfortunately we started out our marriage long distance.  He is in Wichita Falls for tech school and I live in Tucson where we both grew up.  He graduates the 26th and comes to Tucson for a couple weeks on...
    JosWdevotion JosWdevotion 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    Moving To Alaska

    My husband just left today to head back to his Air Force Tech Schooling until may. We've been together about two years, and just got married December 27, 2012. We're extremely close, and I know boot camp will always be harder than tech school, but any advice on things I can do to...
    LilyLeigh LilyLeigh 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    Hearing His Sweet Voice

    I miss being able to pick up the phone and hear my husbands voice throughout the day. I have heard from my husband 4 times since he left on November 21st. He called with his adress 11/21 (3 minute phone call), he called on Thanksgiving (15 minute phone call), he called for me to...
    ZsPrincess ZsPrincess 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    It Never Gets Easier...

    YOU JUST GET BETTER! I know how frustrating this lifestyle can be. My fiancé has been in the Navy for two years now and when he first joined I had no clue where to turn to. Our first three years together he golfed professionally and needless to say, this lifestyle was a huge...
    hheidilee hheidilee 22-25, F May 8, 2013

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    My Husband Is In Week 2 Of Bmt

    My husband left for basic training on October 5th. Our experience is a little different than others because we had no time to prepare or say goodbye. He was in DEP for a couple months, maybe three. We didn't think he'd be leaving anytime soon. At nine o clock at night on October...
    cinnamorollin cinnamorollin 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    Airforce Wife Questions- In Need Of Answers

    hi everyone,im currently not married but i am in a serious relationship with a man, 2 years older then me, who will be enlisting in the airforce sometime next year. we have had many discussions about me going with him and when i thought it was all said and done about me and him...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    we got married 2 weeks

    before he left, it sad not talking to him but i do get letters, i can't wait to see him graduate from basic training, then after tech school i get to move in with him, i can't wait
    Duff1993 Duff1993 18-21, F Apr 25

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    The Airman's Creed For Wives

    I am an Air Force Wife. I am a Fighter. I have Sacraficed for my Airman's Dreams. I am an Air Force Wife. My Mission is to Live, Love, and Survive. I am Faithful to a Proud Airman, a Tradition of Marriage, and a Legacy in Our Children. I am an Air Force Wife. Guardian of...
    Casslove Casslove 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2010

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    Brand New Air Force Wife!

    so my hubby of 2 years has just enlisted! is there any thing i should know? like any rules or tips to being an air force wife? and social obligations? do wifes interact with each other or mainly keep to themselves? i am very excited and proud of him but i dont know what im gonna...
    aimeespeer aimeespeer 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2010

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    I Miss Him...

    My husband left for BMT last Tuesday and I feel terrible! We've only been married for a week before he had to leave...  I miss him so much! I tried to prepare myself because I knew this was coming but I never expected it to be this hard...I haven't heard from him yet, only the...
    sashalorraine sashalorraine 22-25, F 10 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I Get To See My Man!

    My husband is in tech school, and I haven't seen him since August. I have been so lonely, with him away. I don't have many friends, so I just kind of sit around waiting to hear from him in his spare time. I am leaving tomorrow morning to go see him. I will be taking a bus, so it...
    imhisdove imhisdove 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2012

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    Defeated

    I dont know that anyone out there has had an experience like mine. My story as an air force wife is not a happy one, but a sad, lonely, void. I have been a military wife for 3 years and previously as a girlfriend with my husband in the military for 2 years. I thought I knew what...
    kporter07 kporter07 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2010

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    I Wish I Had A Good Friend!

    It's sometimes hard being married to the military. Moving around means you don't have much time to meet people and form tight bonds. I'm really missing having a great friend in my life and I really wish I'd meet someone : Haha, I've actually tried finding like Air Force Wife...
    OhioSUfan OhioSUfan 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    Emotional Cycle of Deployment

    This should be very useful intro to the new members, and a reminder for others. Hope your emotional life is well balanced and cheerful! EMOTIONAL CYCLE OF DEPLOYMENT Getting ready for a deployment starts long before the spouse actually leaves. Many people tend to: a...
    sunflowern4u2 sunflowern4u2 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    Air Force Wife

    i don't know about anyone else but being an air force wife is tough. i have been married 14 years and we have 2 years left till retirement. it is so hard to think about where you want to live the rest of your life. where we will do well economically and as a family. so many...
    charmed88101 charmed88101 31-35, F Jun 10, 2011

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    Super New At This

    Ok, so my husband and I just got married Friday after two years together. He is in the DEP but is leaving for basic on March 5, and I have so. Many. Questions. But don't really know where to begin with them! And really know no one else in this sort of position. Any advice for us...
    Mrsadle Mrsadle 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    I was a girlfriend and then became a wife to an

    Air Force enlisted member and then an officer. We have been together since our high school days. I have had great and sad times being a military girlfriend and as a military wife too. The great times are when we are together and we are either stationed stateside or overseas...
    olderfemaleblonde olderfemaleblonde 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I Am Confused?

    so this boy and i have been dating for almost four years and are planning on getting married early march of 2010. he is planning on joining the air force summer of 2010, and i don't no anything about being an air force wife? i am young as everyone is telling me to get married...
    bbest50350 bbest50350 18-21 1 Response Jul 30, 2009

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    My girlfriend and I of 5 years have decided

    it's time to get married and we couldn't be more excited. She has also been planning to go into the airforce and we have been taking care of all the paper work. Im entirely scared of what is to come for me and I have no idea what to expect. Is there anyone I can talk to...?
    KGAFWIFE KGAFWIFE 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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