Seattle

Why I Love Being Stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

By Sonia Garza, Army Spouse I will never forget our trip west to Washington state. We were basking…well melting…in the sweltering North Carolina summertime heat when my husband received orders to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. We drove across the country in July, and the difference of 100-degree weather to 75-degree weather had me searching for a Read more about Why I Love Being Stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord[…]

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Ways to Save $$$ on Food While PCSing

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Moving can be expensive, but it can also be an excellent opportunity to pocket a little extra cash. With some preplanning and willingness to scrimp a little on luxury you can make this work. Remember, you get per diem for each family member. (75% for each dependent, 50% if they Read more about Ways to Save $$$ on Food While PCSing[…]

Making the Most of a Summer Day in Seattle

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse Summer is coming to Seattle . . . eventually. When it finally arrives, you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful city to spend the day outdoors. Between Puget Sound, numerous lakes, and two mountain ranges in the background, views from Seattle on a summer day are amazing. Making Read more about Making the Most of a Summer Day in Seattle[…]

Newly PCSed to the Pentagon? We’ve got you covered!

How was your recent PCS? Disaster or delightful? Nightmarish or Whew! We’re just glad it’s over? Whether you are still reeling from the hit your furniture took or pleasantly surprised that you finally had a smooth move, your fellow military families need to hear from you. Write a review of your Moving Company for the Read more about Newly PCSed to the Pentagon? We’ve got you covered![…]

NOVA

Out & About NOVA – Summer Edition

By Jacqueline Olivo Summertime in NOVA! Northern Virginia is normally bustling with activity, but it is especially so as we move into the summer months. From ballroom dancing to concerts in the park, there’s plenty of fun to be had for all ages here in Northern Virginia. Come discover some fun activities this June – Read more about Out & About NOVA – Summer Edition[…]

Weekend Getaway to Vancouver

By Stephanie Montague, Military spouse If you’re stationed in the Puget Sound area, you have the advantage of being close to a beautiful, vibrant city with incredible mountain and water views and tons of outdoor activities, all within a few minutes of the downtown area. No, it’s not Seattle; it’s Vancouver, Canada! Vancouver is the Read more about Weekend Getaway to Vancouver[…]

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10 DO’S and DON’TS of your First College Packing List

By Jacqueline Olivo, Marine Daughter As Military families, we move A LOT! But packing up and moving away to college is a whole other ballgame. Below you’ll find ten DO’S and DON’TS of your first college packing list – perhaps with a couple of items you might not typically think of! 10 DO’S and DON’TS Read more about 10 DO’S and DON’TS of your First College Packing List[…]

Date Night Seattle

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse If you’re stationed at a military base in the Puget Sound region, you have the advantage of being a short drive from Seattle. While there are many terrific date spots right outside the gate in Tacoma, Bremerton, and Everett, sometimes you want to do it up a bit and enjoy Read more about Date Night Seattle[…]

Pieces of Me

PCS – Pieces of Me

By Britni Miltner, Navy Spouse Yes, I realize there is another “Pieces of Me” by another more famous Britney, but this is MY version – Britni’s version – of Pieces of Me. I leave a piece of my heart in each duty station. PCS (pieces) of Me No matter if it was a location I Read more about PCS – Pieces of Me[…]

geo-bachelor

Geo-bachelor Housing: A Frequent Conundrum

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Let’s face it; moving can put a cramp in your style. Just as there are many reasons your neighbors may be excited about moving this summer, there are just as many reasons you are dreading it. Geo-bachelor Housing In this military world, we have a different term for everything, and Read more about Geo-bachelor Housing: A Frequent Conundrum[…]