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My FI is in the Army. He is a field artillery officer and is on his second deployment. He should be coming home a month and a half before the wedding. I can't wait!!! He has been in pretty since a few months after we started dating- so we have been long distance for over 4 years. I can't wait until we finally live in the same state!


Two weeks after the wedding, I will be going in the Army too! I will be JAG (army lawyer)- I am pretty excited about it!

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 6:00 am
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jonnie- I LOVE your story. You guys sound so awesome!

Posted on September 7, 2009 at 4:11 pm
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thanks m.h.1.23 you do too :D

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 10:37 pm
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Hey all, Nick is currently attending school at the US Air Force Academy, and will be commissioned as a 2nd Lt. about a month before we get married. We have been dating since high school and yet the majority of our time together has been apart. That's why it's so great to have little support groups like this!

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 3:11 am
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aw, apple- high school sweethearts- so cute!

Posted on September 19, 2009 at 3:28 pm
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jeslynn02 - I totally vote for courthouse!!!! thats what we did. and you will NOT want to be living with there if he is on deplyment without- an ID card, access to the exchange, are you planning on sharing bank accounts? or do you already have a job lined up? getting the housing allowance while married if way helpful. definitely do a courthouse! ITS WORTH IT! and before he leaves get a power of attorney, you have no idea how bad you will need it until you actually need it


i met my husband while he was in school for the Navy up in New York. I lived there forever and he used to shop in my store on his days off. When he first asked for my number, i had a boyfriend but i was planning on breaking up with him... and when he first called me, was later that night after i had broken up with my boyfriend. my first thought was should i take this as a sign? and i wasnt dwelling on my breakup. all my friend said i should hang out with him. so i did. and basically we never spent a day apart for the next month and a half. evidentally i would up moving in. the first time we hung out we drove to the lake, and then went ot a playground and climbed around on hte rope web... and we're adults i swear! lol. it was love at first hang out i always say! when i first met his parents, 2 months into us dating she told him that we were just going to wind up getting married... shortly after he proposed and i said yes! when he got orders to hawaii i realised life was going ot be very hard being 5000miles away and 6 hours ahead of him. so i flew to hawaii, we eloped and i flew back to NY. 2 months later, we had housing and i moved my life to hawaii to be with the greatest man i have ever known. hes on deployment now and i cant wait until life is complete again and he is home. he will be spending major holidays away from me and i dont have the money to fly back to NY so ill have to try and get some other people to spend the holidays with me... oh well- thats the military life i know i signed up for. ill try not to complain because i knew what i was in for

Posted on October 3, 2009 at 8:10 am
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feelthemusic- wow- NY to HI, what a move! I hope you meet some great people to spend the holidays with so you aren't so lonely :(  

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm
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My FI is a corporal, soon to be sargeant, for the Dutch Mariniers.  He is going to be deployed to Afghanistand in April 2010 for his 3rd tour of duty there. 


I love that this group is on PW, so great to know that there are other people in similar situations and helps from feeling isolated!


Would love for you guys to check out my bio as well. 


I love reading all of your stories!!

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm
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welcome JaPa!

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 5:57 pm
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Hi everyone. My FI is a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force. He is currently doing desk work with Current Ops but he's normally on the KC-10 flight crew as a boom operator. I'm very fortunate in that his deployments are few and far between but he leaves on shorter mission "trips" (ranging from one day to two weeks) on a regular basis. We've spent a few holidays apart which are the hardest. I can't imagine if he were to have longer deployments, you ladies are tough cookies.

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 5:56 pm
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Wow! PW has grown so much since I was planning my wedding only a year ago! I'm glad there is a Military spouse, soon to be spouse, group. My husband is Naval Aviator and if anyone ever has any questions (from PCS'ing to wedding planning) I check my messages still :) Hope my bio can be helpful!

Posted on November 22, 2009 at 5:18 am
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I am a Staff Sgt. in the Army National Guard, and my hubby is a Spc. in the army as well. We had to move our wedding up because of the deployment. We are spending our first year of marriage together in Iraq... not quite your typical newly wed story!


We plan on getting back to the states in the summer of 2010

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 4:14 pm
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welcome champagne and aprilxlirpa!

Posted on December 5, 2009 at 2:29 am
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Hi Girls,


Great group by the way!


my fiance is a Lieutennant in the Australian Navy. Hes a...a clearnace diver...I think u guys in the US call them "seals".


He's being sent back early from deployment in 5 days!  I havnt seen him since October and he wasn't due back til April so I am ecstatic!


Now i can give him a few planning jobs...cars, music, drinks...all boy type things:)


Anyway, hes wearing his whites at our wedding, but the groomsmen are not military, any ideas what to put them in?

Posted on January 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm
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Hello Ladies! My FI is a field mp in the Marine Corps. He just returned from his deployment to Afghanistan last month and I am so happy to have him back in the states.


We currently live on opposite sides of the country and can't wait to finally live together. We're constantly reminding ourselves that one day, when we get to see eachother on a daily basis, we'll appreciate it more because of how things are now.


I'm happy I found this group, you guys seem so supportive and fun!


And mrsP2b,  congrats on the early return, how exciting!!!


Posted on January 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm
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Hi Everyone!  I'm Myrachael and my FI is Keoni, a Chief Warrant Officer 2 in the Marines.  He's currently stationed in Barstow while I live in Las Vegas finishing up school.  We plan to wed in October and I'll be moving in with him in Barstow afterwards.  He has been deployed twice before we dated, and I haven't experienced being with him deployed so I'm sort of new to the military lifestyle (except my dad was in the Army so I kind of know how it feels for a loved one to be deployed).   Great to be part of this thread and meet all of you!

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 6:23 am
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My Fi is a Sergeant in the Army. He got his orders to deploy the day after he proposed and then left the following week. We originally thought he wouldn't be deployed because of a hearing profile but he got cleared by the board. He is currently in Afghanistan this is his second deployment and my first. We are on the first month so I  am trying not to count down the days until I see him again.


Thank you for creating this group! It really helps to know that there are other women in this boat! The support here is amazing!   

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 5:31 am
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My FI is in the Airforce National Guard, and he has been in the military for at least 8 years. He is currently a Staff Sergeant, but he just applied for a promotion for Tech Sergeant. I have been with him 3 years as of April 2010. He has been deployed twice, once with Army National Guard to Iraq (for over a year) and then with the Airforce National Guard to Afghanistan (for 5 months).


I'm looking forward to getting involved in this group, it looks like it could be a great support!!

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 9:38 am
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Hello, everyone! My Fi, Brian, is a 2LT in the Army...he just graduated from West Point and was commissioned in May, so this 'real' military life is very new to us both. I would have never thought I'd end up with someone in the military, but...here we are. Couldn't be happier. :)

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 7:33 pm
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Me either, Lauren! Never imagined I'd be married to the military :-)

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm
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Hi! Both my FI and I are in the military.  We are both Active Duty officers in the Army, he is a Logistician and I am a Medical Service Officer.  We met in our current unit, and we just knew each other through work interactions for a long time.  Our unit deployed in 2008 through the end of 2009 and we both joined the same marathon training group to keep occupied over the year, and we became friends.  We eventually started dating and after we redeployed he popped the question on New Years Eve (Only a week after I had got back)!  And here we are a week away from our wedding!!!  


 


I hope that I can provide any insight to the craziness of being "married" to the Military...lol, but I'm more excited to interact with more brides!! I love sharing ideas!

Posted on August 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm
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