Four Things to Know About Christening Ceremonies

Four Things to Know About Christening Ceremonies
USS Hyman G. Rickover SSN 795 - Christened July 31, 2021 - Sponsor Darleen Greenert

If your spouse is attached to a PCU (Pre-Commissioning Unit), chances are you have either attended or heard of a christening ceremony. This ceremony celebrates a momentous milestone as a newly-built submarine gets ready to join the fleet. Steeped in pride and tradition, the christening ceremony is dedicated to both the sailors and shipbuilders who [...]

Welcome to The Mess: Your Guide to Chief Season

Welcome to The Mess: Your Guide to Chief Season

Congratulations on this amazing moment and accomplishment for your spouse! Your spouse has distinguished themselves as not only a technical expert, but a leader. Chiefs are important cause to bridge the gap between enlisted and officers acting not only as supervisors but advocates for their sailors. The next few weeks will not only be exciting [...]

Mental Health Resources for Military Spouses & Families

Mental Health Resources for Military Spouses & Families

The first week of October is a national mental health awareness week, with October being a National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. October 10th is commonly celebrated as World Mental Health Day. Because checking in on our mental health is important, here are some mental health resources available for military spouses and families: FOCUS [...]

Your Healthy Eating Guide During a PCS or Deployment

Your Healthy Eating Guide During a PCS or Deployment

Healthy eating should be a lifestyle, but with "boat life" it can be easier to reach for cereal or frozen nuggets for dinner then thinking about meal prep. We recently have PC'S'd, lived with family members and currently reside in a hotel while we wait for house. All my hopes for total clean eating have [...]

I Just PCS’d For the First Time in Years – Here’s 6 Lessons I Learned

I Just PCS’d For the First Time in Years – Here’s 6 Lessons I Learned

Do an inventory of your pantry... months in advance I was so focused on purging clothes and other household items, I completely overlooked our pantry. If I could go back in time, I would have done an inventory three, maybe even six months in advance. Also limit your Costco, Sam's Club or BJ runs. Do [...]

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking COMPASS

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking COMPASS

Whether you are a brand new Navy spouse or well-seasoned to the military lifestyle, the COMPASS program is strategically designed to help set you and your family up for success. Navigating the ins and outs of Navy life can be a daunting task...even for the most experienced! If there is one sure-fire bet, it’s that [...]