What to expect when dating a military man
Once your orders are official, contact the future post's Housing office and get on a list as soon as possible, if you hope to live on post." Another tip, which many wives can relate to is "NEVER accept a house, sight unseen.
You never know what the housing is like from post to post." She also recommends taking around three weeks of leave, when possible to accommodate the challenges of moving.
If you do, it'll drive you crazy, because both of you are out of your mind right now." That was the best advice I ever received, and truly one of the major reasons why my husband and I are still (happily) together.
Which got me thinking about how many other pearls of wisdom are floating out there in our military wife community, waiting to be discovered.
A lot of these classes can really help to demystify the process and the paperwork, and even tip you off to money you may be entitled to that you never even knew about!
One of the best investments military wives can make to their happiness is getting on-board with the military lifestyle.
Write serial numbers of electronics, take photos of valuable items in case something is damaged, and always take the important paperwork (marriage license, birth certificate, passports) with you in the car.
If you can't bear the thought of it getting broken, move it yourself." Another option is looking into Do-It-Yourself (DITY) moves.
We fought about stupid things, things that didn't matter, but for some reason, neither of us were willing to let anything go.
Officers also don't have to attend Basic or AIT, but instead they attend BOLC (pronounced "bow-lic").