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 [...]

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow as a Military Spouse

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow as a Military Spouse

As newly-christened Navy spouses, it didn’t take long to realize the resources we needed weren’t as readily available… and so The Submerged Life was born. We wanted to launch this blog to help connect submarine spouses around the world, as we help each other navigate this crazy life. Over the last two years we've also [...]

PCS Orders: Here’s How to Find What You Need

PCS Orders: Here’s How to Find What You Need

PCS orders are structured into multiple parts that all contain important information regarding your upcoming move.  What you need to coordinate a move is the Title Section, Detaching Activity, Intermediate Activity, Ultimate Activity, and any Special Instructions listed out at the bottom.  Title Section This contains a lot of military standard message formatting that may look [...]

“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 [...]