My husband is getting ready to rejoin the Navy - he served 4yrs out of HS and he got his BSN after getting out. Although he is excited to get back into the "Navy family" I am a little scared (like most wives I'm sure!). He has 2yrs ICU/ER experience and hopes to go to Bethesda after OIS. I have a few quick questions I would love to have answered!!
1. How long does the Navy allow you to "stay" in the same spot (not talking about deployments). I would love to own a home...but I've heard that the Navy moves you around every 3-4yrs! Is this true? If so how does anyone in the Navy ever own?
2. I am a nurse as well and I'm hoping that if DH gets stationed overseas (ex: Germany or Italy) that I could go with him and possibly work at the Navy Hospital. Is this possible? My specialty is NICU and I wouldn't feel comfortable in any other unit (too much time in the NICU...it is it's own world!)...would that be a problem?
3. For those "seasoned" navy nurses out there.....how many deployment have you been on (in how many years) and how long were they? We are thinking of starting a family soon..and I know he will get deployed...just want something to give me an idea of what I may be looking at!
Any info to help put this poor worried wife at ease?