Moving to Fort Sam Houston? What Military Families Need to Know

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Fort Sam Houston is one of three primary locations that comprise Joint Base San Antonio. The Air Force is the lead agency for Joint Base San Antonio, which in addition to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, includes JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph. San Antonio is on the southwestern corner of an urban mega-region known Read more about Moving to Fort Sam Houston? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Out & About Northern Virginia – Autumn Edition

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse Fall can be an exciting and fun time in Northern Virginia. In fact, it might be my favorite time of year here. Growing up in California I had the perks of wearing flip flops year round, and getting away with a light jacket in the coldest parts of winter. Read more about Out & About Northern Virginia – Autumn Edition[…]

Out & About Fort Wainwright/Fairbanks – Fall Edition

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse The days are getting shorter and the temps are definitely cooling off. But these are not reasons to start hibernating just yet. Here are some great family activities and events happening in the Fairbanks, Alaska area this fall. Festivals Buy your holiday pumpkins and enjoy games, activities, and story time Read more about Out & About Fort Wainwright/Fairbanks – Fall Edition[…]

Moving to Fort Wainwright? What Military Families Need to Know

By Kennita Williams, Air Force Spouse Being stationed in Alaska offers some unique opportunities and challenges that you might not experience at another duty station. Army Spouse Kennita Williams offers this info about the Fairbanks area. If you are currently stationed at Fort Wainwright, please let other military families know what you like and don’t like Read more about Moving to Fort Wainwright? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

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[…]

Out & About Fort Campbell – Fall Edition

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse Fall in middle Tennessee is beautiful. The leaves start to fall, the temperature is ideal, and the smells and sights of the season are everywhere. There are many Fort Campbell events and activities to keep you busy this season. Fort Campbell Events The Family Zone at Riverfest will be Read more about Out & About Fort Campbell – Fall Edition[…]

Tips to Make School Mornings a Breeze!

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse We’re on day 8 of back to school in my house, and we’ve made some changes this year. We moved this summer, which means a new house and new school district. It also means both of my kids are attending the same school! They get to ride the bus, and Read more about Tips to Make School Mornings a Breeze![…]

Why We Turned a DITY Move into a Camping Trip

By Lizann Lightfoot, Military Spouse Packing for our last PCS move was tough—we had to clean the house, map out the route to our next duty station and buy a tent. Yes, we camped in a tent when we moved cross-country from Pennsylvania to California. It was a big tent because we are a family Read more about Why We Turned a DITY Move into a Camping Trip[…]

Keeping Kids Busy Post-PCS during the Homestretch of Summer

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse You just moved into your new home; you don’t know a soul, your kids don’t know anyone else. However, summer is here, and they want to play. You want to unpack and organize, but you are not sure what to do with your kids. Here are some tips to help Read more about Keeping Kids Busy Post-PCS during the Homestretch of Summer[…]

Fun Day Trips From Camp Pendleton

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Coastal California is one of the most beautiful areas of the country. From Los Angeles to San Diego, Oceanside to San Clemente there is an abundance of things to see and do, all within a day’s drive of Camp Pendleton. Amusement Parks The mild Southern California weather Read more about Fun Day Trips From Camp Pendleton[…]