8 Tips For Surviving a Summertime Deployment

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy all the season has to offer. Unfortunately, you may be doing so as the solo parent in your home. Your spouse is deployed, and it is just you and the kids. As a military spouse myself, I have been in this Read more about 8 Tips For Surviving a Summertime Deployment[…]

Dialing Down the Military Stress Level

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Ahhh! There is nothing quite like a deployment or PCS to get the stress level going! The memories of a bad move can stay with you forever. A yearlong deployment can put a strain on a military marriage for years to come. These staples of military life Read more about Dialing Down the Military Stress Level[…]

Are Unaccompanied Orders in Your Future?

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director I always said I would never willingly be separated from my husband. Luckily for us, most circumstances allowed us to make a choice to be together. The closest we came to even considering being separated, aside from mandatory deployments, was when he was assigned at the last minute Read more about Are Unaccompanied Orders in Your Future?[…]

New Year’s Resolutions for a Milspouse

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Looking to Lose 20 Lbs or Have the Smoothest PCS Ever? Over the years, I’ve made my share of New Year’s resolutions. Lose 20 pounds…Check! Have more patience…..Check! Some years I am very specific. My goal might be to get through an upcoming PCS without killing anyone. Read more about New Year’s Resolutions for a Milspouse[…]

Making it through the Holidays despite a Deployment or a looming PCS

By D’Antrese McNeil Let’s be honest, deployments and PCS’s can suck especially during the holiday season when family time is the most wanted and needed. I have lived through two deployments without my service member and next year we will PCS smack in the middle of the holiday season. Oh, joy! I had to find Read more about Making it through the Holidays despite a Deployment or a looming PCS[…]

Missing Four-Legged Friends While You Serve

Article by: Erin Whitehead, Director of Marketing Photography by: Just B What are the things you miss the most when you are separated from family and friends during the holidays due to military service? Military personnel and their family members often talk about missing not only loved ones, but traditions, climates, and of course, those Read more about Missing Four-Legged Friends While You Serve[…]