Out and About Fort Hood – Fall Edition

By Jenah Wieczorek, Army Spouse The kids are back in school. The weather SHOULD cool down at some point, and the Great Place is buzzing with family-friendly activities. Here are some ideas to get out and about. Check out these Fort Hood fall events. AROUND(ish) TOWN SEPTEMBER Movies on the Lawn:Sing! – September 16th from 7:30pm-10:30pm Read more about Out and About Fort Hood – Fall Edition[…]

Fun Day Trips from Hampton Roads

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Twenty-six miles of Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay beaches, wildlife refuges, scenic rivers, state parks, botanical gardens, 8,000+ acres of forests, 30 miles of hiking trails, and two fresh-water reservoirs will definitely keep you busy if you’ve recently relocated to the Hampton Roads/Newport News/Virginia Beach area. But if you are Read more about Fun Day Trips from Hampton Roads[…]

Possible Space A Program Changes for “Gray Area” Military Retirees 

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret.  While Space A is a privilege for retirees, there are some retirees that do not have this privilege. There are different categories of retirees, some are eligible for Space A and some are not. But there are efforts to change the eligibility requirements. For a retiree to be Read more about Possible Space A Program Changes for “Gray Area” Military Retirees […]

How to Improve Your Chances of Space A Seat Selection

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret.  Flying on military Space A is one of the better privileges awarded to military members, active and retired.  Here are some of the ways to improve your chances of obtaining a seat on a flight. There are a few good strategies to remember to gain as much of Read more about How to Improve Your Chances of Space A Seat Selection[…]

What am I Allowed to Pack for Space A Travel?

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. Preparing for a Space-A trip is in many ways, very similar to preparing for any trip, but there are some unique situations. Since packing is an important part of any trip, let’s go over some packing tips. John’s Tips First off I’d like to say that the most Read more about What am I Allowed to Pack for Space A Travel?[…]

Summer Fun in Patuxent River

By D’Antrese McNeil, Navy Spouse Located just a little over an hour south of Washington D.C., lies Pax River. A small town located in Southern Maryland or SoMD for short. It’s a place where barns and corn fields line the main highway/road and it’s not uncommon to ride alongside an Amish family multiple times a Read more about Summer Fun in Patuxent River[…]

The Military Retiree Advantage When Traveling Space A

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. Military Space A flights, otherwise known as HOPS, are available to authorized personnel after all mission requirements have been met and there is still sufficient space available to accommodate passengers safely.  Always remember that Space A is a privilege, not a right.  This privilege can be revoked at Read more about The Military Retiree Advantage When Traveling Space A[…]

Date Night in San Diego

By Lauren Dyer, Marine Spouse Date night can take many different forms depending on what you want. You might opt for a romantic dinner followed by a walk on the beach. Or, you might want to go on a mini adventure and explore downtown. Whatever kind of date night you’re looking for, San Diego is Read more about Date Night in San Diego[…]

Popular Misconceptions of Space A Travel

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. There are many misconceptions about traveling with Space A (Space Available for military).  The first and most important misconception about Space A travel is that it is a “right”.  It is not.  It is a privilege, and it could be taken away from us at any time.  That’s Read more about Popular Misconceptions of Space A Travel[…]