About Me

I’m a nurse & Nursing Science PhD Student, corgi mom, gardener, crocheter, and a wife to an awesome dude, who happens to fly pointy-nose jets for the US Navy. I’m in my 30s and I’ve been navigating this Navy life with my husband since August 2011.

This blog encapsulates my experiences as the significant other to a Navy pilot. My priority in writing this blog is to inform the friends and family of Naval air crew (pilots, NFOs, etc.) about this life. I am attempting to be more informational than personal here, but my writing is certainly from my perspective and I am human 😉

While my perspective and experiences as a Naval Aviation spouse are not unique, I don’t claim to speak for anyone other than myself, and I especially do not speak for my husband or the Navy.

You can leave me comments and questions in the comments section of any post, or you can reach me on my IG account, @navylifeofapilotswife. Cheers!


  1. What a lovely blog! I got married the same month and year lol. And we’ll be moving to Japan in June 🙂 I really look forward to your blog! Your dog is so cute~

  2. Hi there! I had a question for you about possibly collaborating on something and was hoping you could email me back to discuss? Thanks so much!

    – Emma

    emmabanks9 (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. I would love to blog on your blog! I’ve never guest blogged before, and it would be a lot of fun, I’m sure! Can you please send me more details?

      1. Sorry its taken me so long to get back to you. I had to check with the Marketing Director of our blog. She (Liz) suggested you could write an article/post on our blog about something like: “what kind of furniture or electronics you REALLY need when you PCS overseas?”. would that work for you? if so, i can set you up with a username to log in and make a post! thanks in advance, Jay Wilner

      2. Not sure you got my post or not. How about a guest post about “What kind of furniture and/or electronics you REALLY need when you PCS overseas” or something similar? Let me know! thanks in advance, Jay Wilner

  3. Love your blog ! Can I ask where you’re taking classes from as a part time student ? Thanks !

    1. I’m taking classes from a traditional university that specializes in the medical field 🙂 They have an online masters program for health care professionals.

  4. I LOVE your blog! It’s fantastic! I’m a wife to an AF pilot and we’re in Korea right now so I was really excited to see this…good luck with everything and I look forward to reading more!

  5. Hello! I enjoyed reading your blog. My husband went through flight school at NAS but is in the Marine Corps. We are now stationed in San Diego and he’ll be in an f-18d. I also have a milspouse kind of blog. It’s refreshing & comforting to find others in the same boat. This lifestyle can be hard. I can’t imagine going to Japan. That was one of our options. How is it out there? What does your husband fly?

    1. My husband also flys the F-18 🙂 We love living in Japan! You wouldn’t believe how amazing the community is here. There’s nothing like it elsewhere in the F-18/fighter jet community.

  6. Okay so I’ve been seeing your blog in the “suggested blogs” section of my wordpress account for awhile now and boy am I glad I checked it out!!! My boyfriend is a nuke in the Navy currently in schooling and we want to get married and move together within a year or so (at which point he’ll still be in school since it’s nearly a 2 year program once you account for hold times.) Which is great, since he’s not making a career out of it and leaves only 4 years that he can be deployed but one of the places he can be stationed is Japan… and I’m currently working towards an undergrad degree in psychology and want to get my masters and Ph. D so I can be a clinical psychologist. I’d love to chat more and learn about your experience with the online masters program since we are going into similar fields just to know what to expect should the worst happen and he gets stationed in Japan (it’s his last choice.) I’m going to send you an email as well because this is something that’s really been bothering me and I’d love to figure it out!

  7. Thanks so much for your blog! My husband (of two months) is finishing up the rag right now. He’s actually on the boat doing his traps. I’m so new to this whole military life and lingo so thanks for all the help!!

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