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[…]

Military brats

Military Kid Spotlight: Big Brother Kaden & Resiliency

By Lauren Lomsdale, USMC Spouse Big Brother Kaden & Resiliency There is no doubt that military kids are resilient. They experience the same emotional rollercoasters of military life as their adult counterparts, but unlike us, they have less of an ability to deal with it all. Military kids were given this life; they don’t choose Read more about Military Kid Spotlight: Big Brother Kaden & Resiliency[…]

Fort Knox

Moving to Fort Knox?  What Military and Veteran Families Need to Know!

By Jenny Hale, The Military Social Media Guru Fort Knox is a great place to live with a ton of things to do in the area.  The installation may be on the small side, but it has very important missions for the Army, including being home to Cadet Command and the Human Resources Command. Your Read more about Moving to Fort Knox?  What Military and Veteran Families Need to Know![…]

Amazing Military Kids in a Nutshell

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Amazing Military Kids Adaptable. Flexible. Resilient. We refer to them as “our littlest heroes” or “unsung heroes.” They are the part of the military family that did not get to “choose” this life and every April we celebrate them! Here’s why. The Smallest of Patriots Mil-kids can recite the Pledge Read more about Amazing Military Kids in a Nutshell[…]

REALTOR®

Our Top Go-To Articles on Finding this Key Person for Your Next PCS…. Your REALTOR®

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director Once those orders arrive, there is a mad dash to get on with your PCS. From searching for great neighborhoods and schools, (Check out PCSgrades!) to deciding whether to live on-base or off, there is a lot to do! Finding a REALTOR® One of the hardest is finding Read more about Our Top Go-To Articles on Finding this Key Person for Your Next PCS…. Your REALTOR®[…]