Our Top 4 Posts to Help You Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home Each time you PCS, the decision has to be made whether to live on-post/base or off. If you decide to live out in town, will you rent or buy? To help you with these choices, we put together a list Read more about Our Top 4 Posts to Help You Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home[…]

Tacoma local favorites

14 Local Favorites in Tacoma, WA

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is often considered one of the best CONUS duty stations, especially if you like the outdoors. When you explain to civilians where it’s located, you might simply say “it’s near Seattle,” because many people don’t know where Tacoma is. Tacoma Local Favorites Tacoma definitely doesn’t have Read more about 14 Local Favorites in Tacoma, WA[…]

Four Ways to Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2018

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse If you are like me, your husband probably has no clue that Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a thing. And that’s ok with me because my fellow mil-spouses know and that’s truly who I like to celebrate with anyway! Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2018 Thirty-four years ago, President Ronald Reagan Read more about Four Ways to Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2018[…]

Tinker

Your Tinker AFB Bucket List

By Lyndsey Borden, Army Veteran Many military families create a “Bucket List” of things to do and see each time they PCS to a new location. Tinker Air Force Base sits in the heart of Oklahoma. There are plenty of fun places to visit while your family is stationed here. Some of these great options Read more about Your Tinker AFB Bucket List[…]

Camp Lejeune

Your Jacksonville, NC Bucket List

By Laura Schofield, USMC Spouse Driving into Jacksonville, North Carolina, for the first time can be, frankly, underwhelming. It’s a small, fairly average American city, sprinkled with local businesses, chain stores, and the usual establishments that crop up around a military base. But, if you are willing to drive a bit, Camp Lejeune offers access Read more about Your Jacksonville, NC Bucket List[…]

Pensacola

Your Pensacola Bucket List

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Nine things to do in Pensacola… no matter how long you’re stationed there! My time in Pensacola was short, and we knew that from the beginning, so we set off our very first weekend in town to make the most of it. We left the navy lodge on the beach Read more about Your Pensacola Bucket List[…]

Camp Lejeune

Moving to Camp Lejeune? What Military Families Need to Know

Is Eastern North Carolina is your next destination in this fabulous adventure we love to call military life? Well, welcome to the Crystal Coast! Camp LeJeune, North Carolina is located so close to the beach that we actually have one on the base! Let’s dive in to what you need to know about living in Read more about Moving to Camp Lejeune? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Hmmm….Conventional Loan vs VA Home Loan?

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Conventional Loan vs VA Home Loan It might seem a no brainer for those eligible to use the VA Home Loan benefit but deciding which home loan is best for you depends on several key factors. Who can use a Conventional Loan? Anyone who can meet the Read more about Hmmm….Conventional Loan vs VA Home Loan?[…]

Laura Schofield

Why I Love Being Stationed at Camp Lejeune

By Laura Schofield, USMC Spouse The last time our family was waiting for orders, we had three possibilities: Camp Lejeune, Miramar, or Kaneohe Bay. I’m originally from the West Coast, and I was so ready to be stationed back on the Pacific Ocean after two years in Florida. And then, we got orders up to Read more about Why I Love Being Stationed at Camp Lejeune[…]