Your Fort Gordon Bucket List

By Carla Olivo, Marine  Spouse If you’ve ever been stationed at Fort Gordon in Georgia, you know it is located within a few of hours of some major southern cities: Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, and Charlotte, NC. But if you don’t want to travel far, there are some great options for family events Read more about Your Fort Gordon Bucket List[…]

Out and About Fort Hood – Fall Edition

By Jenah Wieczorek, Army Spouse The kids are back in school. The weather SHOULD cool down at some point, and the Great Place is buzzing with family-friendly activities. Here are some ideas to get out and about. Check out these Fort Hood fall events. AROUND(ish) TOWN SEPTEMBER Movies on the Lawn:Sing! – September 16th from 7:30pm-10:30pm Read more about Out and About Fort Hood – Fall Edition[…]

Fun Day Trips from Hampton Roads

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Twenty-six miles of Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay beaches, wildlife refuges, scenic rivers, state parks, botanical gardens, 8,000+ acres of forests, 30 miles of hiking trails, and two fresh-water reservoirs will definitely keep you busy if you’ve recently relocated to the Hampton Roads/Newport News/Virginia Beach area. But if you are Read more about Fun Day Trips from Hampton Roads[…]

Help! I PCSed to a Place Where They Name the Storms! 

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse I’m an Army spouse. The Army lives in glorious places like Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Fort Drum, New York. We can do vast miles of nothing. We can do random tornadoes. We can do feet of snow. So imagine my surprise when my Army family moved to the panhandle of Read more about Help! I PCSed to a Place Where They Name the Storms! […]

Out and About Fort Leavenworth – Fall Edition

By Jenah Wieczorek, Army Spouse Fall in Fort Leavenworth is our personal favorite. The leaves change to burnt orange, the weather is cooler, and there are tons of outdoor events to enjoy.  While this list is not complete, it’s a good start! Check out the Stationed at Fort Leavenworth Facebook Page or the FMWR for more Fort Read more about Out and About Fort Leavenworth – Fall Edition[…]

Possible Space A Program Changes for “Gray Area” Military Retirees 

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret.  While Space A is a privilege for retirees, there are some retirees that do not have this privilege. There are different categories of retirees, some are eligible for Space A and some are not. But there are efforts to change the eligibility requirements. For a retiree to be Read more about Possible Space A Program Changes for “Gray Area” Military Retirees […]

Out & About Fort Campbell – Fall Edition

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse Fall in middle Tennessee is beautiful. The leaves start to fall, the temperature is ideal, and the smells and sights of the season are everywhere. There are many Fort Campbell events and activities to keep you busy this season. Fort Campbell Events The Family Zone at Riverfest will be Read more about Out & About Fort Campbell – Fall Edition[…]

Can I follow my Service Member with Unaccompanied Orders?

By Lizann Lightfoot, Military Spouse For anyone dating or married to a military service member, “unaccompanied orders” can be a complicated and frustrating situation. I often see questions from people wanting to know whether or not their family should request unaccompanied orders, or whether they can follow their service member overseas with unaccompanied orders. As Read more about Can I follow my Service Member with Unaccompanied Orders?[…]

Tips to Make School Mornings a Breeze!

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse We’re on day 8 of back to school in my house, and we’ve made some changes this year. We moved this summer, which means a new house and new school district. It also means both of my kids are attending the same school! They get to ride the bus, and Read more about Tips to Make School Mornings a Breeze![…]

How to Improve Your Chances of Space A Seat Selection

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret.  Flying on military Space A is one of the better privileges awarded to military members, active and retired.  Here are some of the ways to improve your chances of obtaining a seat on a flight. There are a few good strategies to remember to gain as much of Read more about How to Improve Your Chances of Space A Seat Selection[…]