Out of the Mouths of Military Babes….

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications My husband and I have often had a good laugh at the antics of one of our kids, our military babes. Usually, it is something they say, but sometimes it’s their wacky assumptions about military life. One time, my six-year-old son and I were dropping my daughter Read more about Out of the Mouths of Military Babes….[…]

Rent VS Buy What Can You Afford?

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications It’s often said that buying a home is the largest purchase most people will ever make. For military families who typically move every couple of years, the thought of making such a huge purchase and having to leave only a few years into home-ownership can be intimidating. Read more about Rent VS Buy What Can You Afford?[…]

A Kid Friendly PCS

By Stacey Faris, PCSgrades Base Advocate Ever have the PCS itch? You know the one. That nagging sensation you get when you’ve been somewhere two plus years – the excitement of new adventures, new vacation spots, and restaurants. The never-ending game of finding moving stickers when you were sure you’d gotten them all! As it turns out, Read more about A Kid Friendly PCS[…]

Moving Cars During a PCS

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate While the average number of cars per family in America has decreased over the past 10 years, there are still many military families that own two or more vehicles. (Note, for the purpose of this conversation, we’re only talking about automobiles.) So how do military families move their multiple Read more about Moving Cars During a PCS[…]

Military Families Making the Most of Being Stationed in Hawaii

By Rochelle Murty I have a confession to make. Moving to Hawaii is not exactly a fun process. (There, I said it.) From the unaccompanied baggage shipment, to animal quarantine, to vehicle shipping, it feels like there are a hundred more things to worry about than a stateside move. Add some kids to the mix, Read more about Military Families Making the Most of Being Stationed in Hawaii[…]

Buying a Foreclosed Home – Is it Worth the Hassle?

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate You found a house, its perfect! Then you learn it is one of the stages of foreclosure. Should you continue pursuing it? Maybe cut and run? Is buying a foreclosed house really worth the hassle? There are several types of foreclosures, each with their own sets of advantages and Read more about Buying a Foreclosed Home – Is it Worth the Hassle?[…]

Run if your REALTOR® Says or Does THIS!

  By Carla Olivo, PCSGrades Strategic Communications Director Whether you are buying or selling your home, it can be a stressful process. Maybe your military orders require you to be at your new duty station earlier than first thought, so you are under the gun to sell. Maybe the housing inventory at your new duty Read more about Run if your REALTOR® Says or Does THIS![…]

“My MSOY Experience” in the words of a Military Spouse

Each year the military spouse community comes together to honor their own. Next month those nominated will gather in Washington D.C. to honor the Armed Forces Insurance 2017 Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY). This year PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate D’Antrese McNeil was nominated for Patuxent River and we couldn’t be prouder! Here she describes in Read more about “My MSOY Experience” in the words of a Military Spouse[…]

New Duty Station the Pentagon? What Military Families Need to Know

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director You are headed to the Pentagon! A place where you can get all the exercise you need just walking in from the parking lot! This not your typical duty station experience.  Here are many of the things you need to know before relocating to the Nation’s Capitol and Read more about New Duty Station the Pentagon? What Military Families Need to Know[…]