20 Ways You Know You’re a Navy Wife

20 Ways You Know You're a Navy Wife

  1. You loved anchors before they became trendy.
  2. You know that no matter where you are stationed, there’s a good chance you’ll be by water.
  3. You know what “dixie cups covers” refer to.
  4. You found yourself wearing his blue undershirts because they’re really comfy.
  5. USAA or Navy Fed. Nothing else.
  6. There is a lingering “ship smell” on your spouse’s laundry.
  7. You can hum “Anchors Aweigh”.
  8. You know what uniform the “peanut butters” refer to.
  9. Ombudsman is not a fun or easy word to say.
  10. The kids say “aye aye”, not “roger”.
  11. You been stationed at ONE of the four corners at least once: San Diego, Norfolk, Florida, Washington.
  12. You can tell when a ship is back in town by all of the traffic.
  13. You have to explain to people that “underway” is not exactly a deployment, but in a way it kind of is.
  14. You’ve watched at least one episode of NCIS and/or one movie involving the Navy.
  15. When advancement time comes around and you haven’t heard from your spouse, you know to check the navy advancement website.
  16. You also helped your spouse study for advancement exams.
  17. Your wardrobe gravitates towards navy blues, light blues, and nautical stripes, even though you didn’t plan it that way.
  18. You know what “going to the head” means.
  19. You know that base housing is not necessarily on base.
  20. You always want to recreate this picture:
(Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Pix Inc./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Pix Inc./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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