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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.[…]

Moving to Fort Benning? What Military Families Need to Know

Fort Benning is one of the most iconic Army installations as it’s the home of the Maneuver Center of Excellence. In fact, the majority of the Army’s soldiers have been to Fort Benning for either Basic Training or a military school at some point or another. So if you haven’t been stationed here before, lighten Read more about Moving to Fort Benning? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

T’was the Night before Christmas (and a PCS)

  By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse T’was the night before Christmas (and a PCS), When all through the base house, Not a soldier or Marine was stirring, not even a mil-spouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that the packers would not soon be there. The children were nestled all Read more about T’was the Night before Christmas (and a PCS)[…]

Moving to San Antonio? What Military Families Need to Know

  By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Historic, Romantic, Festive….all are used frequently to describe San Antonio, Texas! It is the seventh-most populated city in the United States and was the fastest growing of the top 10 largest cities in the U.S. from 2000 to 2010. This popular western urban center is on the southwestern corner Read more about Moving to San Antonio? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

The Elusive Perfect Neighborhood

Article By Julie Provost The day has come. PCS orders have been issued. One of the very next steps that a military family will take is to start the search for a new home…..in the “perfect” neighborhood. Checklist for a “Perfect” Neighborhood Some mil families want to live on post while others prefer living out Read more about The Elusive Perfect Neighborhood[…]

The Weighting Game

Article by: Rebecca Alwine You’ve received your orders and now it’s time to weigh your housing options for the next duty station. There are several things to consider when making this all important decision. Let’s start with this disclaimer: Each family is going to make their own priorities, for each move. Weigh Your Options There Read more about The Weighting Game[…]

Base Housing Nightmares!

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse October is the month for scarecrows, zombies, monsters, and witches. A good ghost story or a horror movie might keep you awake at night. For some, issues with their base housing rental are enough to cause a sleepless night. While there are plenty who love the safety, security, convenience, and Read more about Base Housing Nightmares![…]

7 Reasons You Need to Submit a Base Housing Review!

With every move, military families debate whether to live on or off post. There are any number of pros and cons to both. The BAH covers base housing 100%. Private sector housing tends to have more room. On-post housing is close to everything and military neighbors are nearby. Off-post housing offers the opportunity to explore Read more about 7 Reasons You Need to Submit a Base Housing Review![…]

8 Reasons Military Families Love Base Housing

Collaboration by our amazing Facebook community! When a military family is facing a PCS move, one of the biggest decisions they make will be to live on their new installation, or in a neighborhood off base. This decision can be difficult as families weed through base housing websites and Facebook groups. But these forums might Read more about 8 Reasons Military Families Love Base Housing[…]

Is Today’s Mayberry Really Base Housing?

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications You remember Mayberry, right? That fictional, idyllic town with one traffic light and very little crime to occupy Sheriff Taylor and Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife. Well, living in base housing may not be Mayberry, but to some it has many of the same attributes. Crime, for instance, is Read more about Is Today’s Mayberry Really Base Housing?[…]