Me, Myself and I || Our Life

I announced this on my personal facebook page before leaving on vacation, but figured if anyone missed it I would also post it here on my blog. I joined the United States Navy! As of June 7, 2016 I was sworn in. This decision wasn’t made lightly; Philip and I spent a lot of time in prayer and researching. We are very excited for next spring when I head to basic, and start this next chapter in our life. We appreciate all the love and support from our friends and family.


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In the meantime we are focusing on spending time together and enjoying life as it is.

I’ve had a lot of questions asked lately, so I’ll go through some of them here.

Will you have to move? Yes, basic training is in Great Lakes, Illinois. A & C school are in Dam Neck, Virginia.

Will Philip move with you?  No. Not right away. 

How long is boot camp? Basic Training is 8 weeks. A & C school combined are roughly 18-26 weeks. 

Will you be deployed? Possibly. There is always a chance. What will you do in the Navy? I will be an Intelligence Specialist. Generally analyzing intel and helping the Navy decide what is useful and what isn’t. Briefing and debriefing based on the information we gather. 

I thought you wanted to be a nurse/go to school, not anymore? Yes, I do want to further my education! Definitely one of my goals. I believe I can accomplish two of my life goals of serving my country and furthering my education through this decision.

How long do you have to be in the Navy? I signed for 8 years. Initial commitment for 6 years active duty and an additional 2 years inactive. Potentially longer depending on where God leads us. 

Is Philip joining the Military also? No. 

Are you Enlisted or Officer? I am enlisted. I hope to further my education and rank up.

Why did you decide to join the military? Easy. To serve my country. The structure and lifestyle appeal to me and I feel they may fit my personality well. Also the great benefits are a huge motivator and I like traveling.

That’s all for now. 🙂

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