Moving to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar? What Military Families Need to Know

By Lauren Dyer, Marine Spouse If you’re PCSing to Southern California, specifically MCAS Miramar, then you’re in for a treat.  The weather is usually always sunny and warm. There are a ton of things to keep yourself entertained, and being right on the ocean means there are lots of beaches to enjoy.  The cost of Read more about Moving to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Moving to Fort Riley? What Military Families Need to Know

By Riley Kennedy, US Army Captain Nestled in Kansas’ Flint Hills region, just east of center, Fort Riley is home to the 1st Infantry Division. Also known as the “Fighting First” and more notably the “Big Red One,” this well-known and prestigious unit has seen the earliest stages of battle in almost every major conflict since Read more about Moving to Fort Riley? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Moving to Fort Benning? What Military Families Need to Know

Fort Benning is one of the most iconic Army installations as it’s the home of the Maneuver Center of Excellence. In fact, the majority of the Army’s soldiers have been to Fort Benning for either Basic Training or a military school at some point or another. So if you haven’t been stationed here before, lighten Read more about Moving to Fort Benning? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

The Elusive Perfect Neighborhood

Article By Julie Provost The day has come. PCS orders have been issued. One of the very next steps that a military family will take is to start the search for a new home…..in the “perfect” neighborhood. Checklist for a “Perfect” Neighborhood Some mil families want to live on post while others prefer living out Read more about The Elusive Perfect Neighborhood[…]

Moving to Fort Campbell? What a Military Family Needs to Know!

By Julie Provost, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Welcome to Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault.) Fort Campbell, Kentucky is on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. Clarksville, TN, Oak Grove, KY and Hopkinsville, KY are the cities that make up the off-post Fort Campbell area. Here you will find a thriving southern Read more about Moving to Fort Campbell? What a Military Family Needs to Know![…]

The Weighting Game

Article by: Rebecca Alwine You’ve received your orders and now it’s time to weigh your housing options for the next duty station. There are several things to consider when making this all important decision. Let’s start with this disclaimer: Each family is going to make their own priorities, for each move. Weigh Your Options There Read more about The Weighting Game[…]

Moving to Patuxent River? What Military Families Need to Know!

Nestled near the tip of Southern Maryland lies Naval Air Station Patuxent River better known as PAX River, home to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), it is called the place where the future of naval aviation begins. While being in the forefront for naval aviation is NAS Pax Read more about Moving to Patuxent River? What Military Families Need to Know![…]

Base Housing Nightmares!

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse October is the month for scarecrows, zombies, monsters, and witches. A good ghost story or a horror movie might keep you awake at night. For some, issues with their base housing rental are enough to cause a sleepless night. While there are plenty who love the safety, security, convenience, and Read more about Base Housing Nightmares![…]

7 Reasons You Need to Submit a Base Housing Review!

With every move, military families debate whether to live on or off post. There are any number of pros and cons to both. The BAH covers base housing 100%. Private sector housing tends to have more room. On-post housing is close to everything and military neighbors are nearby. Off-post housing offers the opportunity to explore Read more about 7 Reasons You Need to Submit a Base Housing Review![…]

8 Reasons Military Families Love Base Housing

Collaboration by our amazing Facebook community! When a military family is facing a PCS move, one of the biggest decisions they make will be to live on their new installation, or in a neighborhood off base. This decision can be difficult as families weed through base housing websites and Facebook groups. But these forums might Read more about 8 Reasons Military Families Love Base Housing[…]