Fort Eustis?

Jessica - posted on 04/24/2012 ( 22 moms have responded )

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New to Fort Eustis! And new to military life all together!
I have two young children ( a 5 year old boy and a little girl who will be 2 in June) Was wondering if anyone lives around here or has lived around here. My husband is about to leave for Korea for a year, so my mission is to stay busy busy with the kids while he is gone and for my own sanity as well! I dont know many people around here nor do I know much about the area! So I would love to meet other mommys and wives to have play dates and just have people to talk to :)

Are there many support groups/children activitys on base?

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Jessica - posted on 06/28/2012

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Yea ! I live in Newport news as well right outside of the main gates ! Anytime you're up for a play date , lunch , whatever let me know !!

Morgan - posted on 06/28/2012

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I live in newport news. I go to fort eustis a lot because my daughter and that is where our primary care doctors are. If you ever want to meet for coffee or take the kids to the park just let me know!

Jessica - posted on 06/26/2012

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Hey Morgan ! Do you live in Yorktown as well :) ? I am always up for meeting new people .

Morgan - posted on 06/26/2012

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My husband is in the Navy and works in yorktown. I have a 10 month old daughter if anyone wants to make a playdate or even just get together to talk! :)

Lisa - posted on 04/29/2012

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Yes, I just love those stares. Tricare is crazy,but without daughter I have come to know the ins and outs of it fairly well. Is there a school on post?

Jessica - posted on 04/29/2012

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Oh okay , that will be nice for her :) my little boy will be starting Kindergarten , I'm so nervous . The schools seem pretty good though .

I could definatly use someone to talk to Who knows the system . Sometimes people look at me like I have 5 heads when I ask certain things lol . I'm still trying to figure out tricare !!

Brett has been in 6 years next month ! Is this your first move ?

Lisa - posted on 04/29/2012

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I'm not sure of the age cut off up there but she will at least be in per-k again. Being new to the army world can be really rough at first. I rem those days. If you have any questions I can try to help on that front. How long has your husband been in? Garrett has been in going on 5 yrs, but we have only been married for 3yrs.

Jessica - posted on 04/29/2012

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aw :( that's tough. Will she be in school here?

We have been here for about a year.. me and my husband just got married though so as far as military life for me I'm new to that, I have a few girlfriends I've made over the year on post, but its difficult being a new wife I'm sure you've been there. I'm still learning who to go to for help with things, and with my husband leaving in a month things are crazy!

Lisa - posted on 04/29/2012

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Thank you. Yes she is but also sad she will miss her best friend since birth. I am trying to get her to realize there are new friends and teachers and places and to be willing to make new friends. How long have you guys been up there?

Jessica - posted on 04/29/2012

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No decals , just ID card.

I hope that you guys find somewhere soon . If you need any help , like info on places you're interested in I'd be glad to help you out ! I am out and about a lot and during my search for places I did a lot of drive throughs of certain areas to check them !!

Is your oldest excited to move to a new place ?

Lisa - posted on 04/29/2012

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Housing said they would help when we get the paper orders on Monday, I'll believe it when it happens. My husband is 91B. Are you required to have decals on your car up there or have they switched to being able to just have a military ID in the car?

Jessica - posted on 04/28/2012

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The neighborhoods are hit and miss. It seems like if you go out the back gate, the houses and apartments back there arent as nice. Front gate is different. I know that sounds a little weird ! There are plenty of nice places though, especially with Williamsburg and Yorktown being so close.

Is the housing office going to help you guys find somewhere ?

My husband is 25C how about yours?

Lisa - posted on 04/28/2012

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I haven't been to busch gardens since I was a kid it will be nice to go back. I love waterparks, it will be nice when those open. We are coming from Ft Campbell, KY. How is the neighborhoods around post incase we don't have a choice? The problem is we have to have wheelchair accessible for our daughter, so most apartments will not work for us. What is your husbands mos?

Jessica - posted on 04/28/2012

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No not living on post we rent in Williamsburg . We are actually moving in to some apartments right around the corner from the main gate the first of June when husband leaves for Korea. Busch Gardens is already open here but we are waiting on water country :) the kids can do so much more !! It's nice to have it all so close ! Where are you coming from ?

Lisa - posted on 04/28/2012

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Eventually we will love on post, but as of right now there is no Ada housing available. So we don't know where we live in 2weeks. Do you live on post? Yea my 4 yr old might sit thru story time, my other 2 won't yet. The parks are already open down here, we love going.

Jessica - posted on 04/28/2012

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Lisa I will absolutely :) will you be living on or off post ? I've heard Of a few library story time groups , my children don't exactly sit still for long enough during the day to listen to a book :/ lol no harm in trying it out I guess . Anything beats Hanginv out at the house ! We are looking forward to the parks opening next mth .

Lisa - posted on 04/27/2012

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Hi Jessica. We will be up there in 2 weeks. I have 3 little ones, 4yrs, 19motnhs and 6 months all girls. I would love to meet people and have playdates. If you find anything out in the next 2 weeks let me know.

Jessica - posted on 04/25/2012

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Thank you . :)

I need to go to the CDC and find out how that whole thing works next week. I too will be attending school again in the Fall when my son starts Kindergarten and hopefully working soon, so I'm hoping that will make time go by a little faster.

Just feeling overwhelmed right now I think, with so many new changes about to take place!

Tah - posted on 04/25/2012

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There are plenty of activities that you can find on base for moms and kids. I have a 5 year old boy (also a 15 and 10 year old). He is in school though at the CDC on Yorktown base(there is one on ft eustis as well). I work part-time as a nurse and attend school for my Psych degree as well as take care of the kids and the house so that makes their time away fly by. My husband is navy and we live outside that base right down the road but there are other moms here that are looking for playdates so give it time.

Best wishes

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