Hello all! I am a new Navy Wife. My husband is currently going through the signing process. He has always wanted to join the military, so this is not a surprise to me. I just have a few concerns that I was hoping someone may be able to help me with.
Obviously I am worried about the time apart. I know that it is all worth it. Just hard, as we are expecting our first child. I am only a month along, so hopefully he will be around for delivery.
I was really wondering about the signing process. I have heard a lot of horror stories about the signing process, and how if you don't have everything that was promised to you in writing you won't get it. He has been promised a signing bonus, although the amount hasn't been decided upon. Also, I heard that you need to make sure that you don't sign "undesignated". Anyone know what that means?
I am so nervous being alone, and completely away from my family, as they all live in Utah. I have never lived anywhere else! What is it like living on base? Is it better to live in base housing, or to receive the housing allowance, and live off base.
Any suggestions would be SO great!