I Am An Air Force Wife

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 391 People

    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

    Love Jo's blog! This entry- things you say to a

    military spouse/girlfriend other than "you knew what you were getting into." Encourage :) http://jomygosh.com/2016/02/things-to-say-to-a-milspouse-instead-of-you-knew-what-you-were-getting-into/
    mymilsobeginning mymilsobeginning
    22-25, F
    Mar 9

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Apr 14, 2013

    My husband just left last Monday (December 1st)

    it was the hardest day of my life. Because that day is also my birthday. I did get the phone call about his address but I am still waiting to hear when his graduation is so I can book hotels and things. This is so hard because we can't talk. We've only been married for three...
    AugustinesSecrets AugustinesSecrets
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2014

    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

    Hello all..I am new to being a military spouse.

    Naturally I have a ton of questions and would love to have some of you ladies share your wisdom and advice on how to adjust to things yet to come. It would be greatly appreciated and every little bit helps! A little about my husband and I- we're in our early twenties and don't...
    RaspberrySunshine RaspberrySunshine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2015

    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

    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
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2013

    Hi everyone! My fiancé

    and I will be married next month before he leaves for bmt! I have a friend who was just at the McGuire base in New Jersey. We are both very young (22). She said from what she experienced all the wives were extremely rude to her because of her age. I am worried that once we get...
    jessf30 jessf30
    22-25, F
    Jul 26, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Sep 12, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2014

    Hey guys! So ive been engaged

    for about 2 months now trying to pick a date and plan a wedding has not been the best experience for me... not becuase my fiance is joining the airforce but that does change things lol .. so i cant really pick a date bc we have no real idea of a timeline. So heres my question...
    Antoniarenee23 Antoniarenee23
    22-25, F
    Jul 20, 2015

    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

    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

    Reductions?! This is crap?

    Anyone's husband in the midst of all this? It's scary:(
    Jessicajoyus Jessicajoyus
    31-35, F
    Dec 19, 2013

    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

    Hello girls ,well first of all let me start by

    saying We are a lesbian couple , my wife just left for military Air Force , and she will be gone for 6 months ... I ben reading alof of experiences of other girls but I can't relate to none :/ is hard honestly i did not know how lost I'll be without my partner but I knew this is...
    Dpablo1293 Dpablo1293
    22-25, F
    Nov 22, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Apr 25, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    My husband is in BMT right now.

    WOT4. He graduates on May 22nd. realistically I am almost there. but it is tearing me to shreds. I am from an Air Force family. I know how this works. I was born and raised Air Force but for some reason I can't handle this. Let me explain. I have borderline personality...
    Namende Namende
    22-25, F
    Apr 29, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Mar 26, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Nov 2, 2013

    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

    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
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2014

    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
    1 Response May 4, 2014
    starry25 starry25
    26-30, F
    Aug 7, 2014

    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
    22-25
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2008

    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
    36-40, F
    Jun 10, 2011

    Advice?

    I am not an airforce wife-however I am an airforce girlfriend. I've known my boyfriend for about 3 years. He was a good friend that ended up being more than that about four months ago- he left for BMT in feburary and during that time-I haven't heard anything from him and his...
    Maripoza121909 Maripoza121909
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Apr 25, 2010

    My husband of almost 3 years just left 1 week

    ago for Boot camp. Last week were the worst days I have ever expierenced, but it's getting better every day. We have 2 young kids so that doesn't make it easier.
    Meg0608 Meg0608
    22-25, F
    May 4, 2015

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

    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
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 30, 2013

    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

    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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