“My MSOY Experience” in the words of a Military Spouse

Each year the military spouse community comes together to honor their own. Next month those nominated will gather in Washington D.C. to honor the Armed Forces Insurance 2017 Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY). This year PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate D’Antrese McNeil was nominated for Patuxent River and we couldn’t be prouder! Here she describes in Read more about “My MSOY Experience” in the words of a Military Spouse[…]

New Duty Station the Pentagon? What Military Families Need to Know

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director You are headed to the Pentagon! A place where you can get all the exercise you need just walking in from the parking lot! This not your typical duty station experience.  Here are many of the things you need to know before relocating to the Nation’s Capitol and Read more about New Duty Station the Pentagon? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Moving OCONUS: A Guide For Military Families Part 3

Part 3 – Returning Home!  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 you land back stateside. When Part Read more about Moving OCONUS: A Guide For Military Families Part 3[…]

Is an Unaccompanied Tour in Your Future?

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director I always said I would never willingly be separated from my husband and 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 Read more about Is an Unaccompanied Tour in Your Future?[…]

Costly PCS Blunders! One Military Family’s Tale

By D’Antrese McNeil PCSing can be one of the most stressful, unnerving, and sometimes even fun experiences a military family can go through. But one thing’s for sure, they always cost you real money. For the most part, the expenses associated with moving are supposed to be “covered”, but we all know it doesn’t always Read more about Costly PCS Blunders! One Military Family’s Tale[…]

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 Read more about 5 Tips for PCSing with Kids[…]

THE One Stop Shop for your next PCS

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate So often in this military life, we rely on those who have gone before us to get us through the next hurdle. Gone are the days that you arrive at a new duty station and then start learning about it. Luckily, PCSgrades has taken this mantra and created a Read more about THE One Stop Shop for your next PCS[…]

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 Read more about Moving OCONUS – A Guide For Military Families[…]

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 Read more about Dogs On Deployment Military Pet of the Year[…]

Words of Advice from a Military Spouse – “Start a PCS Budget”

By D’Antrese McNeil Ok, let’s face it, PCSing can be the most stress-filled, anxious and exciting times of our military lives! But with it comes the aspect of money, and you can’t move or travel without it. To add to the stress, PCSing is different for everyone. I’ve learned that it’s not one size fits Read more about Words of Advice from a Military Spouse – “Start a PCS Budget”[…]