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?[…]

“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[…]

Graduation! A Wedding! A PCS! Oh My!

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications As if PCSing wasn’t stressful enough, what happens when life gets in the way of the pack out? The first time it happened to me, I was planning my wedding. The Movers came and packed the entire house. A week later my Marine and I walked down Read more about Graduation! A Wedding! A PCS! Oh My![…]

Out and About Fort Leavenworth-Summer Edition

By Jenah Wieczorek, PCSgrades Social Media Director Kansas in the summer is packed full of activities for everyone. In addition to checking out the on post pool or Wollman Aquatic Center, there is plenty to do! Enjoy golf, movies, festivals, and tons of family-friendly, Fort Leavenworth events. AROUND TOWN JUNE • Enlisted Week! – 1st-7th Read more about Out and About Fort Leavenworth-Summer Edition[…]

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[…]

Out and About Fort Hood – Summer Edition

By Jenah Wieczorek, PCSgrades Social Media Director Summertime at The Great Place is….HOT!  In addition to checking out the on and off post pools, there are plenty of other activities such as water parks, festivals, exhibits, and tons of family-friendly Fort Hood events! Around Town JUNE 3rd Annual Battle of the Food Trucks– June 3rd Read more about Out and About Fort Hood – Summer Edition[…]

Life Lessons of a Military Brat

By Jacqueline Olivo My name is Jacqueline, I’m twenty years old, and I was raised as a military child. My Dad served 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. I’m currently studying film at an arts conservatory in North Carolina. From K-12, I attended six schools in three states – but when people ask me Read more about Life Lessons of a Military Brat[…]

5 Tips for PCSing with Kids

By Rheanna Christine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate After months and months, you’ve finally gotten an almost definite date for your PCS. It might actually happen soon, and now you mentally begin to prepare for packing your three kids into a car and heading from one side of the country to another. PCSing with Kids A PCS Read more about 5 Tips for PCSing with Kids[…]

What Military Kids Say About PCS Moves

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Summer often means vacations and time off from school for kids. But military kids often have other things happening over the summer months such as saying goodbye to friends or moving across the country (or world) during a PCS move. Social media is full of memes and images talking Read more about What Military Kids Say About PCS Moves[…]

Pomp and Boxes?

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications The month of June is the height of the PCS season. Drive through any neighborhood near a military installation and you might see multiple moving vans, front lawns strewn with packing materials, boxes lining the sidewalk. Enjoy the Pomp! June is also the month for many special occasions; weddings, Read more about Pomp and Boxes?[…]