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NAVY REENLISTMENT CEREMONY

It’s no secret that we do not enjoy the downsides of navy submarine life or navy and military life in general. So it make come as a shock that right before Mike’s sea duty time was up, he reenlisted for another 4 years.

The video below shows the day of his Navy Reenlistment Ceremony on the USS UTAH on Ford Island Hawaii.

In short, Mike’s goal was to spend as little time on an active submarine as possible. This meant that when his contract was up, his choice was to spend ANOTHER year in Hawaii on the submarine or reenlist for shore duty in Charleston SC for 4 years which is still navy life but with a much easier job.

Can you guess what we decided?

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EMOTIONAL DEPLOYMENT GOODBYE

MILITARY BALL | Get Ready With Me

TOP 5 REASONS TO BE STATIONED IN HAWAII

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Trouble with our Military Marriage | Military Wife Rant

There are a lot of emotions you go through as a military wife. There are tearful goodbyes, lonely times and sweet reunions over and over that keep you going. One of the things about being a military wife that is not talked about much is how much you truly give up for your partner to have the job they have.

I am willing to admit the trouble with our marriage that stems from the fact that I have been held back in my life in a lot of ways. I have had a career and opportunities that I had to turn down or become less a part of because my husbands job is more important than my professional life. Unfortunately, at times it is more important than a lot of things that should be sacred in a marriage.

In a depressed, low and weak moment, I express my feelings on this subject and found so many other women in the comments that feel the same. It was incredibly refreshing to know that none of us are alone and that finding a balance in it all is key.

Enjoy my Military Wife Rant

Other popular Military Wife Life Videos:

MIKE IS REENLISTING?! | Navy Reenlistment Ceremony

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EMOTIONAL DEPLOYMENT GOODBYE

MILITARY BALL | Get Ready With Me

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Stationed In Hawaii | Military Life

My adventure in Hawaii started the day after New Years in 2012. I made the most random decision to move out to the island with no job, no money and barely knowing one person. With a lot of growth and hard work, Hawaii became my comfort zone.

Hawaii is also where my husband Mike was stationed at the same time. We met out here in the Spring of 2012, lost touch and then fell in love about a year later. While my time on the island felt expired, because he was stationed in hawaii, we had to stick it out and make the best of it.

Believe it or not, there are a lot of negatives to living in paradise, but here are 5 reasons why its a good idea to be stationed in Hawaii.

Other popular Military Wife Life Videos:

THE TROUBLE WITH OUR MILITARY MARRIAGE | Military Wife Rant

MIKE IS REENLISTING?! | Navy Reenlistment Ceremony

PRE-DEPLOYMENT BLUES | An emotional breakdown

DEPLOYMENT GOALS | Make the Best of It

EMOTIONAL DEPLOYMENT GOODBYE

MILITARY BALL | Get Ready With Me

 

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Military Wife | Deployment Survival Tips

Being a military wife has its advantages, but it also has MAJOR disadvantages.  Dealing with loneliness, deployment, moving and personally as a submariner wife dealing with long bouts of time with zero communication except scattered emails. Going into my marriage as an independent woman, I figured I would be a little bit better than most at with these things but no matter how you slice it or who you are, these things just suck.

After experiencing plenty of long underways and deployment as a military wife, I have learned a few things through the years to make it a little more bearable. Enjoy my deployment survival tips!

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Other popular Military Wife Life Videos:

THE TROUBLE WITH OUR MILITARY MARRIAGE | Military Wife Rant

MIKE IS REENLISTING?! | Navy Reenlistment Ceremony

PRE-DEPLOYMENT BLUES | An emotional breakdown

DEPLOYMENT GOALS | Make the Best of It

EMOTIONAL DEPLOYMENT GOODBYE

MILITARY BALL | Get Ready With Me

Feel free to comment your best tip for dealing with deployment or any kind of separation from a loved one.