Your Next PCS Doesn’t Have To Be A Disaster

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Let’s face it; no matter how often you do it, moving is stressful. Having all your worldly goods packed up and hauled away wears on the best nerves. Saying goodbye to family and friends, leaving your favorite book club or bunco group, having to part with the[…]

Moving OCONUS – A Guide For Military Families Part 2

Part 2: Enjoying your time while prepping for the future. By Stacey Faris Through a three-part series, Moving OCONUS: Before, During and After, PCSgrades is here to help you to navigate the ins and outs of an OCONUS move from the minute your spouse walks in and yells “Kon’nichiwa!” or “Guten Tag!” to the time[…]

Honoring Black History

By D’Antrese McNeil In 1976, then President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford extended African American week to a whole month observance. His explanation was that our country needed to take advantage of the chance to honor what he felt were the neglected accomplishments of African-Americans in our nation’s history. Celebrate the Good! For[…]

3 Words That Change Everything in a Military House

  By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Stategic Communications Director “We’ve got orders.” Three very powerful words that can be good news or dreaded news for a military family. My husband usually didn’t even have to say it. I just knew by the look on his face. It was time to move….again. I have to admit. Most of[…]

5 Tips for PCSing with Kids

By Rheanna Christine 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 can be a[…]

Moving OCONUS – A Guide For Military Families

By Stacey Faris Through a three-part series, Moving OCONUS: Before, During and After, PCSgrades is going to help you navigate the ins and outs of an OCONUS move from the minute your spouse walks in and yells “Kon’nichiwa!” or “Guten Tag!” to the time you land back stateside. We all know that no matter how[…]

Dogs On Deployment Military Pet of the Year

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Stategic Communications Director Voting is underway for the 2017 Dogs On Deployment Military Pet of the Year contest! Each year this national non-profit seeks to put the spotlight on military pet owners and their commitment to a healthy, engaged lifestyle with their dogs. Dogs on Deployment (DoD) provides a valuable network for[…]

Tips for Your Winter PCS

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Stategic Communications Director While the majority of us PCS in the summer months, the fact is, military families move all twelve months of the year. And just because you’ve always been a summer mover, doesn’t mean you always will be. There may come a time when you have to move across[…]

Your Washington D.C. Bucket List

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Stategic Communications Director Those stationed in the National Capital Area, know firsthand how unique a duty station it is! It is often said that you could pick something to do or see every day and still not see everything. Here is PCSgrades’ Washington D.C. Bucket List of “once in a lifetime” things[…]

5 Things Every Military Family Needs to Know When Moving Back Stateside

By Rebecca Alwine Moving overseas is exciting. Doing it on the government’s dime is even better. The trips you can take, the adventures that await, and the close community are some of the top reasons military families love overseas assignments. But every overseas tour comes to an end. Usually, that end date is known before[…]