The other day in my searching for more great Army wife tools I came across the video below entitled “New Spouse Orientation”.
Although I am not a new spouse , I am always open to learning a new piece of information and was happy that I took the time to watch this.
You will learn all the basics from how to enter the DEERS System to the different types of pay a soldier receives when he is married. You also learn and get a more indepth understanding of Tricare and who to contact for more information. Dental care is also explained as well.
In addition to learning the basics you will learn about the PCS moves ,Housing, FRG, everyday life onpost , and programs available to families onpost. I truly recommend this video to anyone just entering this life and wondering where do they began.
New Spouse Orientation from TRADOC on Vimeo.
Share your comments below and let me know what you thoughts of it.
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Thank you for this. I am engaged to a soldier stationed in Germany and I am SO scared. I am only 21 years old and finishing school early is stressful enough and now I have to add all of this and planning a huge family wedding with no date. I love Jordan more than anything so it’s never a question but i have NO IDEA what I am doing. I’m glad I found your site. Now I just hope that I don’t miss anything that I am suppose to do.
thank you so much for putting this up. I found it very helpful. I love your blog, and am very appreciative of it. being a new spouse is hard enough, but adding all the army-isms is a bit overwhelming. Thank you for making it a lot easier.
Kayla so glad I could be of some help to you. Thanks you for visiting Army Wife 101 :)
Very good online training: http://www.myarmyonesource.com, select the button on the right, “Online Training”. Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Classes–Level 1, are EXCELLENT for the new Army spouses. ;)
This is reply to Taylor’s comment. I know how you feel I am currently engaged to a soldier and he is stationed in Germany also!
this video is so helpful!!
Very helpful information. My husband just go in to the army and i needed something like this to truly understand how the military life works for married soldiers.
Welcome to the Army family Carla! I am glad the information could be of use to you. Please join the Facebook Fan page for more info everyday :)
Thank you so much for this video and your website. I am engaged to a solider in the Army, who is over in Iraq until July. He lives in Hawaii, so i will be moving there with the children in Sept. I am so nervous and clueless about being a military wife. I to am planning a wedding without a date. It’s alot to get use to, but I am a survivor. I hope to make friends when i get to Hawaii, Lord knows i am going to need one. LOL
thank you so much for posting this! i feel really overwhelmed dealing with all the paperwork and what to expect. my husband is over in iraq right now and i will follow him to germany. this has been a great help on where to go or who to call to answere my questions! thank you so much!
I believe u can also ask your spouses recruiter for this video. I myself was offered it by my husbands rcruiting station. please ask for this if its something that interests you bacause i have watched it numerous times and every time i learn something new. I was told there was also a booklet that i could ask for but i forgot what it was called and i never did request it.
Thank you so much for this video, I have only been an army wife for two months, and I found this very helpful.. We are also stationed in Hawaii.. I was only on the Island for six days before my husband deployed and I’m pretty lost.. Thank you again for the video
Thanks for all you do my husband just joined the army and ;eaves in april for BCT i have practically been living on this site to get as much info as i can. We have been married 13 yrs and have 3 boys i hate surprises and not having any idea what to expect this video and the others have helped so much.
Thank you so much! This is just what I needed as a new Army wife!!
Thank you so much for posting! I just got engaged to my soldier who is stationed in Texas (which is a big move for me from western Pennsylvania!) and we’re getting married this January, so I have four months to plan a wedding and a move! AH! I at least feel like I have some direction now because I was feeling pretty overwhelmed. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!