“Can You Hear Me Now?” Your Guide to Navigating Port Calls

“Can You Hear Me Now?” Your Guide to Navigating Port Calls
Photo Courtesy U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs, USS Indiana Conducts Safe Haven Port Visit in Rota, Spain

Submarine life is full of constant change and in a world now with COVID, quarantines and "clean piers," it seems that everything has been flipped upside down. Whether this is your first deployment or sixth deployment, port calls are no longer what they once were. Recently my husband was deployed for six months during the [...]

Feeling Salty? Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Mad at Navy Life

Feeling Salty? Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Mad at Navy Life

Is your spouse deployed? Is your spouse home but working crazy hours- SSN- Saturdays, Sundays and Nights is the accroymn right? New orders received and are your last choice? This usually leads to feelings of anger towards the Navy or maybe even your spouse.   It's ok to feel anger or frustration or sadness, but when [...]

10 Great Resources Available Through Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

10 Great Resources Available Through Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

When I PCS’ed to Hawaii, I wanted to do something that would help me keep my resume current, make friends, and give back to the military community. I am so glad that I found the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). After I became a volunteer, I learned that NMCRS has some amazing resources available to [...]

Caring for a Pet in the Submarine Force: The Ultimate Check List & Tips for Seperation Anxiety

Caring for a Pet in the Submarine Force: The Ultimate Check List & Tips for Seperation Anxiety

It comes as no surprise that being a member of the armed forces or even a family member of those who serve our country comes with a lot of stress. There is a great unknown territory when it comes to dates, travel times, and how much time you’ll get to spend with your loved ones [...]

Autism Acceptance Month: Exceptional Family Member Program & What You Need to Know

Autism Acceptance Month: Exceptional Family Member Program & What You Need to Know

April 2 is considered World Autism Day and the month of April is Autism Acceptance Month. The CDC reports that roughly 1 in 54 children in the United States is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In light of World Autism Day and Autism Acceptance Month, The Submerged Life wanted to shine a spotlight [...]

COVID Check-In: One Year Since a Pandemic Was Declared

COVID Check-In: One Year Since a Pandemic Was Declared

I’m sure that I am not the only one who never imagined living through a pandemic. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. On that day, many in the United States were still going about their daily lives, with few understanding the lifestyle changes that were [...]

Ideas For Your Sailor: Four Ways to Share Their Love While Deployed

Ideas For Your Sailor: Four Ways to Share Their Love While Deployed

As submariner spouses, we know that deployment not only means the absence of our spouse - it also means the absence of regular communication. Unlike other branches of the military, during deployment submariners don’t have access to common forms of connecting with loved ones (ie: phone calls, social media, video chat, snail mail, etc). Sure, [...]