Hello all, I am currently in the process of becoming a Coast Guard. If everything goes according to plan then I will be shipping to basic training either November or December (maybe even September, not sure exactly yet). I've planned on getting engaged to my girlfriend and marrying her before hand to make things a lot easier for when I join.
My question is: With other peoples experiences how long does it take to get your marriage papers/license? I know that i need those in order to bring my soon to be wife with me and don't want to do it too late.
I've heard a lot about Coasties not being able to bring their fiancé's/wives because paperwork took too long to do and I do not want that to happen to me.
Any insight on this would be great!