How to Support Your Spouse (And Yourself) Through Their XO Tour

How to Support Your Spouse (And Yourself) Through Their XO Tour
USS INDIANA, credit: US Navy

As a follow up from our department head post, we were asked to gather feedback on spouses who have experienced an XO tour! The "XO," or Executive Officer, is second in command and reports directly to the Commanding Officer (CO). An XO is responsible to the captain for all ship's work, drills, exercises, personnel organization, [...]

Sub Spouse Small Business: Samantha Brown, Author

Sub Spouse Small Business: Samantha Brown, Author

In this week's edition of "Sub Spouse Small Business," meet Samantha Brown, a submarine spouse currently stationed at University of Kansas - NROTC! She took her love of writing and her unique experiences as a submarine spouse to publish Sub Wife: A Memoir From The Homefront. To learn more about her experience and book, read [...]

The Submarine Birthday Ball: 5 Things to Know

The Submarine Birthday Ball: 5 Things to Know
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jimmy Ivy III

The Submarine Birthday Ball is one of the most time honored traditions of the submarine community. National Submarine Day falls on April 11. On that date in 1900, the United States government procured its first modern commissioned submarine, the USS Holland (SS-1). Every year, wherever submariners congregate, there is sure to be a Submarine Birthday Ball. [...]

9 Misconceptions About Guam & What to Know Before You Move There

9 Misconceptions About Guam & What to Know Before You Move There

Story submitted by Amanda D. Once we received orders to Guam, I quickly became anxious and unenthused about our upcoming duty station.  Mostly due to the negative things I was hearing from other spouses.  When I would mention we were moving to Guam I would hear “oh no, I’m so sorry”, or “there’s no way [...]