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 [...]

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 [...]

6 Ways to Prepare For Your Sailor’s Homecoming (…While You Wait)

6 Ways to Prepare For Your Sailor’s Homecoming (…While You Wait)

Twiddling your thumbs waiting for your sailor? Feeling a little paralyzed with both excitement and nerves. I find focusing my excited anticipatory energy before homecoming, no matter if it's a month or 7 months, is helpful as I anxiously wait for my sailors return.   Here are a few ideas:  Clear their car and fill the [...]

How to Plan a Vacation in The Submarine Force – Important Things to Keep In Mind

How to Plan a Vacation in The Submarine Force – Important Things to Keep In Mind

It’s 2020 - Vacations are on hold - COVID is a @#*$%. *Insert sad violin music* BUT, I have hope - and I hope you all do too - that the phrase “I’m going on vacation” becomes familiar vernacular once again! And when that day comes, one thing is certain...your lifestyle as a submarine spouse [...]