Saturday, July 13, 2013

Orders are in!

An hour or two after tweeting about how nerve wracking it is waiting for orders, the husband received a call from the CO.  Orders were submitted Friday morning, and by last night the CO had been told of their slots.  My husband was picked up for the P-8! That is the plane he wanted since he made the move to maritime. I am so proud of him. He has worked his butt off to get this plane. Now we know for sure that we will be in Jacksonville for 3-4 years. We haven't been in a city longer than 10 months since we moved in June 2011. We are still waiting on the hard copy of orders so we don't know when we will be moving, but it is nice to know that we have a destination.  His winging is in 6 days and I know that things are going to be crazy the next few weeks.  Here is the plane he will be flying:

It is basically a 737 that the Navy uses to hunt for subs.  


  1. That's so exciting, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm not sure if I've ever left a comment here before, but just wanted you to know that I love your blog! My husband is a air force pilot and did his first part of training at Whiting (we were there in 2010-2011), so it's been fun to read about your experience with the navy!

    We moved to Okinawa, Japan at the beginning of the year for our first 'real' duty station and will be here for 3 years, which is blowing our mind, because like you, we've been moving every year. I still haven't hung pictures on the wall because I can't figure out where I want them for 3 WHOLE YEARS!!! It's so exciting!

    1. Thank you! My husband was at Whiting from 2011-2012. I haven't hung anything here since we were only here 6 months, but I can't wait to decorate again. It will feel so weird knowing we are in one place for 4 years!

  2. That's really exciting!!! :) Yay!

  3. Congrats to your hubby and your family! How exciting to know you'll be stationary for at least 3-4 years!

  4. What an exciting time for your family! CONGRATULATIONS to your hubby on all his hard work!!


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