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[…]

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?[…]

8 Kitchen Essentials to Bring With You During a PCS

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse I don’t pretend to be a great cook. In fact, if you ask me what I’m making for dinner, I’ll respond with my usual “I don’t cook dinner.” I really don’t. I mean, food is prepared in my house for my family to eat 6 out of the 7 nights Read more about 8 Kitchen Essentials to Bring With You During a PCS[…]

Great Ideas for End of the Year Teacher Gifts

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications It’s the end of another long school year, and whether you are PCSing or sticking around for another year, you want to show your appreciation to your child’s teacher. I think most teachers would tell you that it doesn’t need to be extravagant, that it truly is Read more about Great Ideas for End of the Year Teacher Gifts[…]

Your Colorado Springs Bucket List

By Paige Keyser, Air Force Spouse If you live or have visited Colorado Springs you know that there are many awesome things to see and do.  You’ve probably been to Garden of the Gods, driven or taken the Cog Railway up to the top of Pikes Peak, taken a tour of the United States Olympic Read more about Your Colorado Springs Bucket List[…]

Going Out with a Bang at Your Current Duty Station

By D’Antrese McNeil, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate No matter if you love or hate your current duty station, it will always be an important era etched into your life. So, why not make your last memories of it the best you’ve ever had? I’ll be honest, NAS Patuxent River had very little to offer this big Read more about Going Out with a Bang at Your Current Duty Station[…]

Out & About Colorado Springs – Spring

By Paige Keyser Spring is a great time to get out and enjoy Colorado Springs!  The weather might still be a little iffy but there is plenty to do! Enjoy concerts, art exhibits, family-friendly events and festivals, and lots of sporting events.  Find some great ideas for Mother’s Day too! Around Town Music My Blue Read more about Out & About Colorado Springs – Spring[…]

Out & About Washington DC – Spring Edition

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Springtime is a great time to get Out & About in the National Capital Region. This year’s cherry blossoms were not their usual spectacle due to Mother Nature’s unpredictable and unseasonable weather in February and March. But there are plenty of other Washington D.C. events and activities Read more about Out & About Washington DC – Spring Edition[…]

“My MSOY Experience” in the words of a Military Spouse

Each year the military spouse community comes together to honor their own. Next month those nominated will gather in Washington D.C. to honor the Armed Forces Insurance 2017 Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY). This year PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate D’Antrese McNeil was nominated for Patuxent River and we couldn’t be prouder! Here she describes in Read more about “My MSOY Experience” in the words of a Military Spouse[…]