When we first got married and I officially joined the submarine community, I was pleasantly surprised to find such a great, supportive network on Facebook. And to be honest, a relief to know I didn’t have to rely on my husband to tell me news or insights on what was going on. Girl, I’m sure you can relate. 🙂
If you didn’t already know, every duty station has a wonderful network of spouses online. These official groups are private and provide a great resource for crowd-sourcing news, sharing opinions and general information pertaining to your duty station. You can get the scoop on anything from the best school districts to the best nail salons and pediatricians. Every group is operated by administrators who outline their own rules and guidelines. These admins work tirelessly to manage requests and keep the channels a safe and positive place to communicate.
So whether you just landed at a new location or have orders for a future PCS, here’s a handy list of the current, active Facebook groups:
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Naval Submarine Base New London
Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs
Naval Station Norfolk
Nuclear Power School Joint Base Charleston
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
Naval Postgraduate School Monterey
Naval Base San Diego
Naval Base Kitsap
Naval Station Pearl Harbor
Naval Base Guam
Naval Support Activity Naples
Did we forget any? Comment below and we’ll add to the list!