Dialing Down the Military Stress Level

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Ahhh! There is nothing quite like a deployment or PCS to get the stress level going! The memories of a bad move can stay with you forever. A yearlong deployment can put a strain on a military marriage for years to come. These staples of military life Read more about Dialing Down the Military Stress Level[…]

Going Out with a Bang at Your Current Duty Station

By D’Antrese McNeil, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate No matter if you love or hate your current duty station, it will always be an important era etched into your life. So, why not make your last memories of it the best you’ve ever had? I’ll be honest, NAS Patuxent River had very little to offer this big Read more about Going Out with a Bang at Your Current Duty Station[…]

Spotlight on the National Guard & Reserves

By Rheanna Christine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate The National Guard (Army and Air) is a reserve force for the Federal Government, as well as a militia for each state, Washington, D.C., and US Territories. They are a military force that serves two masters. Since 9/11 many Guard and Reserve service members have spent more time activated Read more about Spotlight on the National Guard & Reserves[…]

The Added Challenge of PCSing with an Exceptional Family Member

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate There are SO many challenges that come with a military move. From making new friends to finding schools to what you should pack yourself, it can be overwhelming. Luckily, with the growth of the internet and websites like PCSgrades.com relocating is getting a bit easier each year. But for Read more about The Added Challenge of PCSing with an Exceptional Family Member[…]

So Many Benefits to Finding a New Tribe at Your New Duty Station

By Julie Provost, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Moving to a new duty station is quite overwhelming. You have to figure out where everything is, get used to a new house and state, and figure out how you are going to make your new duty station home. One way to have an easier time with the transition Read more about So Many Benefits to Finding a New Tribe at Your New Duty Station[…]

Out & About Colorado Springs – Spring

By Paige Keyser Spring is a great time to get out and enjoy Colorado Springs!  The weather might still be a little iffy but there is plenty to do! Enjoy concerts, art exhibits, family-friendly events and festivals, and lots of sporting events.  Find some great ideas for Mother’s Day too! Around Town Music My Blue Read more about Out & About Colorado Springs – Spring[…]

A Word of Thanks to All Military Spouses

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Thirty-Three years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed the proclamation designating the Friday before Mother’s Day as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. A day set aside in recognition of “the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of service members on active duty and in the National Read more about A Word of Thanks to All Military Spouses[…]

Moving to Hawaii? What Military Families Need to Know

By Rochelle Murty, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Aloha e komo mai to beautiful Hawaii – hello and welcome to your next great PCS adventure! The island of O’ahu has a population of over 950,000 and is home to almost 50,000 military personnel. The state of Hawaii is home to ten active military installations. Each branch of Read more about Moving to Hawaii? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Out & About Washington DC – Spring

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Springtime is a great time to get Out & About in the National Capital Region. This year’s cherry blossoms were not their usual spectacle due to Mother Nature’s unpredictable and unseasonable weather in February and March. But there are plenty of other Washington D.C. events and activities Read more about Out & About Washington DC – Spring[…]