5 Summer Reads for Military Spouses

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse I don’t know about you, but I’ve finally reached that point in my mom life where I finally have more time to read. When you’re younger you spend a lot of time reading for school; you long for the time where you can simply read for fun. For those Read more about 5 Summer Reads for Military Spouses[…]

8 Kitchen Essentials to Bring With You During a PCS

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse I don’t pretend to be a great cook. In fact, if you ask me what I’m making for dinner, I’ll respond with my usual “I don’t cook dinner.” I really don’t. I mean, food is prepared in my house for my family to eat 6 out of the 7 nights Read more about 8 Kitchen Essentials to Bring With You During a PCS[…]

Making the Most of Your Last Week at Your Duty Station

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse Time is coming to an end. That place you have called home for the last three years will soon become a memory. You are PCSing to a new location and can’t wait to get there. At the same time, you want to make the most of your last week Read more about Making the Most of Your Last Week at Your Duty Station[…]

Date Night in Washington D.C.

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Date Night can mean a lot of things depending on timing and mood. A Date Night after a deployment might call for a night of romance while a Date Night after weeks of long hours at the Pentagon or a PCS might call for a casual night Read more about Date Night in Washington D.C.[…]

You Can’t Always Take It With You

By Rebecca Alwine,  Army Spouse A friend recently asked me my top piece of advice for a PCS. She’d moved a few times before, but they were certainly not seamless moves. I immediately thought of 5 Items Military Families Should Pack Themselves with some really good tips. Packing things to carry yourself is never on Read more about You Can’t Always Take It With You[…]

Fun Day Trips From Camp Pendleton

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Coastal California is one of the most beautiful areas of the country. From Los Angeles to San Diego, Oceanside to San Clemente there is an abundance of things to see and do, all within a day’s drive of Camp Pendleton. Amusement Parks The mild Southern California weather Read more about Fun Day Trips From Camp Pendleton[…]

Your Northern Virginia Bucket List

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director Those stationed at the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir or really anywhere in the National Capital Region, know that you could venture out every day and experience something totally new and unique. From shopping at quaint stores in Occoquan to seeing over 15,000 candles lit to honor America’s soldiers, there Read more about Your Northern Virginia Bucket List[…]

PCS Stories You Wouldn’t Believe!

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse We all have that one PCS memory, the one that stands out as being the most ridiculous or hilarious or nightmarish. Sometimes we look back and sigh with frustration at the time the movers lost our favorite piece of Polish pottery. Other times we laugh about how ridiculous we must Read more about PCS Stories You Wouldn’t Believe![…]

PCS Like a Pro with a Virtual Business

By Rebecca Alwine,  Army Spouse I visited my 95-year-old grandmother last month, and we got to talking about life. She was a Navy wife during World War II, following my grandfather around the country with babies in tow. She understands a bit about this life and is really good about not comparing her hard times Read more about PCS Like a Pro with a Virtual Business[…]