Getting Married ... Deers? Tricare? Etc?
So I am happy to say I'm getting married to my soldier on July 6th :) We had planned on getting married later this year but they moved his deployment from next February to November, so we decided to get married on his week and a half off for the fourth. We're going to Mrytle Beach and getting married on the beach .. nothing fancy at all. Neither of us wanted anything big and we considered just going to the courthouse. But we went with a friend when she got married last year .. and the whole time there was some lady screaming about 10 feet away in the same room about how her mom just beat her up and they needed to arrest her. I'm sure thats not always the case .. haha but it just turned me off of courthouse weddings.
I'm not gonna move to Fort Riley with him because I'm in my senior year of college. Actually, I only have 2 classes left of my bachelors degree this fall so its clearly to late to transfer anywhere .. Also, since he deploys in November he has a month long training in the field coming up .. as much as it sucks it just wouldn't make sense for me to move there for 3 months just to move back to North Carolina again.
So I have a few questions about how I get signed up for everything after we get married. I know they've been answered on here before I even remember reading like a really detailed answer about the whole process awhile ago .. but it was so long ago I got through like 30 pages and still couldn't find it so I'm hoping someone can help me out! We were told we could go to any military base to get me signed up. So since he'll be home at the time we were just gonna drive to Fort Bragg cause its like 80 miles from here. I know I need to sign up for somethign called Deers, and that I need a military ID, and to get signed up for Tricare. Is there anything else in addition to those? Also, what order do you do it in and can it all be done in a day or two? What exactly do we have to have with us when we go and where exactly on base do we go. I tried to get my fiance to figure all this out .. but what can I say he's not a planner .. he thought we should just show up to Fort Bragg and ask the people at the gate where to go .. but I'm like what if we don't even have what we need with us? haha .. so yea I'm trying to figure this all our for us. If anyone can give me any info about the whole thing I'd really apprecitate it.