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From the mailbox: "Help needed! We have tricare standard currently and pregnant. Can anyone recommend an Obgyn/ hospital or is prime and in post hospital the best option. Thanks!" ... See MoreSee Less

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Christy RoseWe've been prime the entire time out here (4.5 years). I had my first at Tripler in the midwife program and if we were going to be here for the birth of #2, I'd make the same decision again.

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Courtney LopezKoolau Women's health center for obgyn...and deliver at Castle Hospital's birth center. Just had my baby yesterday, and I could not have had a better team

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Courtnie Karraker

Pali womens health center

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Jackie Techera

Dr Foley. He accepts standard and delivers at kapiolani and queens.

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Amber MarieKapiolani Hospital is great

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From the Mailbox: "I am not for sure where to begin so I am starting here!! My son and his wife have been stationed in Hawaii as his 1st duty station! He was married during basic and expecting twins in July. He and his wife are young at 18 and 19 years old. I am wanting to find out what kinds of young mothers groups or military wives groups that I might be able to help persuade them or her to join as my son is often away for 5 to 10 days at a time! I will visit shortly after the children arrive but I am wanting her to have a lifeline in case something unexpected should happen when he is away. Would you happen to know if any resources, groups, mentors that might help? Thanks so much from a worried momma!!" ... See MoreSee Less

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Liz Compton DevineThere is a group, Multiples of Hawaii that she should join. I've never gone to any of their events (we have twins too), but they are a great support system to many people here. And if she has any questions or concerns she can post on the FB page and will get lots of answers and advice.

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Kristianne SwansonThere are official spouses' organizations at each base/branch and many of them welcome all branches. There are also groups specifically for each service unit (different names depending on branch of service, but for example a ship has an Ombudsmen group, an AF squadron has a Key Spouse group, etc.) I've served as president of the Hickam Enlisted Spouses Club for a couple years, have lived here for 8 years and can attest to how important it is for spouses to get out of their comfort zone and make that effort to meet people. Each branch also has a family support center that can help connect spouses to their specific group, provide counseling, assistance, informational classes, etc. Like others have said, the easiest way is for the spouse to search facebook for neighborhood and base group pages, MOPS, fitness, special interests and general spouse group pages also.

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Tammie AkersI had twins in Germany and my husband deployed when they were 7 months old and would be more than happy to reach out to her. All the groups listed above would be great for her especially the mothers of multiples group. They understand everything you are going through and can offer the best support.

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Liz Compton DevineAlso, have they already moved here? I would recommend that they live on base (if they don't already have another place). We don't live on base, but if I was in her position with newborn twins and no support system, that's what I'd do.

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Amy SpringStroller warriors!! Lots of mothers of all ages she can walk or run. She'll need a running stroller but it is an amazing support group for friendship and for mentorship and it's free

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Flower PowersLook up Fit4mom and find classes in her area. There are so many here on island. It was such a blessing for me! Truly an amazing group!

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Katie RitchieCentering groups are offered here too at Tripler. She could meet moms that way.

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Rebecca DuranThe best thing for her is,to reach out to the Family Readiness Group from his battalion or company.

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Heather ChandlerAre they on a ship? If so, have her reach out to her family readiness group!

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Jennifer SharabaShe can look up various fb groups. It's honestly about how much she puts herself out there.

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From the mailbox: "Our family will be moving to Hawaii mid-July. We will need a 4 bedroom and have no pets. I'd like to live at MCBH or that area. We're 0-4. Any idea of wait times? I've been looking for some time and am really worried about finding a 4 bedroom house πŸ˜• TIA" ... See MoreSee Less

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Tabitha WoodardIt's 12-24 months for 0-4's on MCBH. There are several 4 bedroom homes available but there is a lot of demand for the lovely houses with great views. Most folks in your situation will find a rental in town while they're waiting on base house.

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Miranda HawsHave you considered purchasing while here? The Windward side is not only beautiful, but the homes appreciate rapidly due to being in such a desirable area. I can answer any questions you have on owning here. (We let our BAH pay our mortgage! PM me for more info- I'm a Realtor)

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Jennifer BlairThey always tell you a long wait, however it is typically way less. If he is working on mcbh then I would for sure live on that base. It's also the most beautiful side of the island.

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Valerie Myette12-24 months is pretty accurate. We've been here since July. #19 on wait list.

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Heather Chris MayThere's a bunch of great homes available in Manana in Pearl City, which is MCBH housing. It's not a bad drive over the H3.

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Margaret LundquistConsider a 3 bedroom. There are more of them so the wait time is a lot less!

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Christy RoseThere's a 4bdr open in McGrew right now but that's not on mcbh

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Brenda Acosta-SuarezYou could call Ohana Marine Corps Communities, and ask them their wait time. They're pretty good about giving it out.

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Denise Wilson StonerMcGrew is awesome

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Shari WoodburyWhat about 4 bedrooms on Shafter? Anyone familiar with wait times? We really don't have the option of doing a 3 bedroom.

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From the Mailbox: " Hi ladies good morning just wondering if there is a JAG office at fort Shafter. Thank you" ... See MoreSee Less

Sandie DelosreyesYes. Behind the field

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From the Mailbox: "Good morning!
My family and I are moving to Oahu in June. We are super excited. It looks like we are getting housing on Tripler. Our son will be entering 3rd grade after the summer break. Could anybody share their experience regarding Moanulana elementary (the school assigned to Tripler) with meπŸ˜€?"

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Aimee Lucksinger-SteimerWe loved moanalua! We actually were supposed to be at aliamanu but after three disastrous years we got a GE and sent both children to moanalua. My daughter did 4th grade to middle of 6. My son did kindergarten to second. My daughter had a hard time in 4th and we didn't like her main teacher but staff helped us immensely.

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Melissa BortnemI don't live there but Tripler housing looks really nice (I once drove through being nosy)

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