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Avalynn808

Aloha fam! 

 

Just wanted to introduce myself, and let you know I'm super excited to be a part of this wonderful community!

 

I'm an Active Duty Navy Chief, with 11 years of service so far.  I started my transition in August of 2018, and got my diagnosis that November.  I started HRT in April 2019, and have grown so much since.  As a member of multiple communities, to include SPART*A Trans on Facebook, as well as all the major social media platforms, I wanted to reach out here and continue spreading positivity.  I have A LOT of knowledge about the policies and procedures for the Department of Defense as a whole.  So if there are any questions, concerns, or you are just wanting someone to talk to, please feel free to reach out to me!

 

See my interests/bio for more info about me.  Again, I'm super happy to be here, and look forward to chatting with you all! Hugs! 😊💖

-Ava

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MaryMary

welcome here :)

I'm happy you found us ;)

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Jani

Welcome Ava!  I'm happy to see you here.  I'm former Navy.  Please join in, I think you'll find this a kind and caring place with knowledgeable members.

 

Cheers, Jani

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ToniTone

Aloha Ava, welcome to our happy little forum! Thank you for your service, glad to have you here with us 💕

 

~Toni

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Suzanne1

Good to see a military folks showing up here.  Wow, still active duty.  I guess things aren't as bad for the TG-population as we've heard.  Congratulations. 🤔

 

Given your circumstances and active duty status, I would have no doubt that you must be quite the expert on DOD policies & procedures.  Good luck.

 

 

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ShawnaLeigh

Welcome to TP and I love the enthusiasm!   Your will make a great addition to our family!

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TammyAnne

Aloha chief! Welcome to our little ohana!

TA

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Aidan5

Welcome to the forum!

 

I think it's awesome that you are here and my dad is also a navy chief!! I find it really cool. 

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A. Dillon

My dad was in the navy working with submarine's nuclear reactor, stationed in Honolulu, for 4 years. Thank you for your service, and welcome to out community!

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Carolyn Marie

Welcome to Trans Pulse, Chief Ava!  That took some huge courage to transition while on active duty.  You're a role model and we're proud to have you join us.  Thanks for all you've done, and all you will do here among these forums.

 

HUGS

 

Carolyn Marie

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Susan R

It’s a pleasure to meet you, Ava. Welcome to our little community.  As others have mentioned, it’s nice to have those who serve among our group. I’m sure you have a few interesting stories, perspectives, and insights..  Please share if you are willing and able to do so.  Much respect to you.

 

Warmest Regards,

Susan R🌷

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MetaLicious

Greetings, Ava, and welcome to the board!  It's always nice to see a new member bringing in new experiences!

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Ms Maddie

Welcome Ava.

Thank you for introducing yourself.

Aloha!

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