Out & About Hawaii – Summer Edition

By Alejandra Fernandez-Rubio, Army Spouse Those stationed in Hawaii have the opportunity to experience so many new unique events that you wouldn’t otherwise find at a CONUS duty station.  Here are just a few events happening in the next few months around Oahu! Art Honolulu Surf Film Festival: July 13-August 2, at Honolulu Museum of Read more about Out & About Hawaii – Summer Edition[…]

The Military Retiree Advantage When Traveling Space A

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. Military Space A flights, otherwise known as HOPS, are available to authorized personnel after all mission requirements have been met and there is still sufficient space available to accommodate passengers safely.  Always remember that Space A is a privilege, not a right.  This privilege can be revoked at Read more about The Military Retiree Advantage When Traveling Space A[…]

Is Your Car Seat Ready For a Summer Road Trip?

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse It’s summer! Yes, it’s still summer. Just because the kids start going back to school in a few weeks doesn’t mean summer is over, promise. You have plenty of time for a vacation! Even if you can’t squeeze one in before school starts, fall is the great season of four-day Read more about Is Your Car Seat Ready For a Summer Road Trip?[…]

Date Night in San Diego

By Lauren Dyer, Marine Spouse Date night can take many different forms depending on what you want. You might opt for a romantic dinner followed by a walk on the beach. Or, you might want to go on a mini adventure and explore downtown. Whatever kind of date night you’re looking for, San Diego is Read more about Date Night in San Diego[…]

Popular Misconceptions of Space A Travel

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. There are many misconceptions about traveling with Space A (Space Available for military).  The first and most important misconception about Space A travel is that it is a “right”.  It is not.  It is a privilege, and it could be taken away from us at any time.  That’s Read more about Popular Misconceptions of Space A Travel[…]

Why Every Military Family Should Take a Staycation

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse As military families, we have such a unique opportunity to take “extended vacations” in places we might never have the opportunity to see. One of my own personal examples of this was Oklahoma City. I couldn’t imagine a scenario that would have taken me to that city except for Read more about Why Every Military Family Should Take a Staycation[…]

PCS Ruin Your Diet?

By Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney, Veteran Spouse When the PCS orders finally come in, and you get the official word about where you’ll be moving to, things move quickly!  PCS season typically involves the chaos of packing up, erratic schedules, broken routines, fast food stops and long stretches of driving (or flying). Getting settled can take a Read more about PCS Ruin Your Diet?[…]

“I’m Bored!” How to Keep the Kids Amused Mid-Summer

By D’Antrese McNeil, Navy Spouse Summer’s here. Your PCS is over and the weather is finally beach appropriate. The days for the next 2-3 months don’t involve early wake ups and lunch preparing. Life will be filled with leisure for this quarter of the year. Just being lazy, relaxing and doing nothing sounds great……to us…the Read more about “I’m Bored!” How to Keep the Kids Amused Mid-Summer[…]

Affordable Vacation Options for Military Families

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Sometimes vacations are planned far in advance. And sometimes, they are last minute four-day weekend kind of deals, where you load up the car before you really know where you’re going. One thing military family vacations should have in common is affordability. Tips from a Milspouse Military spouse Mylene Hollick, Read more about Affordable Vacation Options for Military Families[…]