summer

6 Ways to Preserve Summer for Your Kids When You Move

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse I always felt bad for my kids during the summers we spent PCSing. They no sooner finished school, had to say goodbye to their best friends, then the packers would arrive to pack their lives away into boxes. Some of the boxes might never be seen again, and they knew it Read more about 6 Ways to Preserve Summer for Your Kids When You Move[…]

Newly PCSed to the Washington D.C. Area? 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 Washington D.C. Area? We’ve Got You Covered![…]

Fort Drum

Moving to Fort Drum? What Military Families Need to Know.

By Jenny Hale, The Social Media Guru So, you have orders to Fort Drum?  Congratulations!  While you may be concerned about the snow, Fort Drum has incredible sights, unique experiences, and even another country nearby (Canada is a day trip!), making it a great duty station!  If you give Fort Drum a chance, it has Read more about Moving to Fort Drum? What Military Families Need to Know.[…]

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5 Easy Steps for a College Move

By Jacqueline Olivo, USMC Daughter So your kid is soon to be off to college! The next stage of life is just around the corner – and so is the latest move in a long line of them, I’m sure. This move is a little different, though; so here are some tips and tricks for Read more about 5 Easy Steps for a College Move[…]

DITY

Top 5 Reasons I PPM/DITY

By Jenah Wieczorek, Army Spouse Every summer the PCS horror stories start to emerge, and they are downright terrifying. No family should be treated that way when moving….it’s stressful enough! Everyone always seems terrified at the prospect of moving their goods, but we tend to forget there are positives here also with a Personally Procured Read more about Top 5 Reasons I PPM/DITY[…]

JBLM

Moving to Joint Base Lewis–McChord? What Military Families Need to Know.

By Sonia Garza, Army Spouse A Near Century of History Fort Lewis (now known as Joint Base Lewis-McChord [JBLM]) has an almost 100-year history in the Pacific Northwest. What started out to be a small fort, has grown into one of the world’s largest military complexes. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) was established in accordance with Read more about Moving to Joint Base Lewis–McChord? What Military Families Need to Know.[…]

college packing

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[…]

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[…]

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Help! I’m Packing Out Alone!

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse In a perfect world, our spouses are around to supervise packers, our children are at hourly care, and our friends are coming over with buckets and mops to help us on our final cleaning. But in the real world of PCS season, our spouses are nowhere to be seen, the Read more about Help! I’m Packing Out Alone![…]