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[…]

Your Northern Virginia Bucket List

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director Those stationed at the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir or really anywhere in the National Capital Region, know that you could venture out every day and experience something totally new and unique. From shopping at quaint stores in Occoquan to seeing over 15,000 candles lit to honor America’s soldiers, there Read more about Your Northern Virginia Bucket List[…]

Fun Day Trips from the Pentagon

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Within an hour or two of the largest office building in the world, you can have your toes in the sand or immerse yourself in a civil war battlefield!  Here are some great day trips from Northern Virginia/NOVA. Unique Richmond, Virginia The 108 mile, two-hour drive to Read more about Fun Day Trips from the Pentagon[…]

Out and About Fort Leavenworth-Summer Edition

By Jenah Wieczorek, PCSgrades Social Media Director Kansas in the summer is packed full of activities for everyone. In addition to checking out the on post pool or Wollman Aquatic Center, there is plenty to do! Enjoy golf, movies, festivals, and tons of family-friendly, Fort Leavenworth events. AROUND TOWN JUNE • Enlisted Week! – 1st-7th Read more about Out and About Fort Leavenworth-Summer Edition[…]

Out and About Fort Hood – Summer Edition

By Jenah Wieczorek, PCSgrades Social Media Director Summertime at The Great Place is….HOT!  In addition to checking out the on and off post pools, there are plenty of other activities such as water parks, festivals, exhibits, and tons of family-friendly Fort Hood events! Around Town JUNE 3rd Annual Battle of the Food Trucks– June 3rd Read more about Out and About Fort Hood – Summer Edition[…]

The Added Challenge of PCSing with an Exceptional Family Member

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate There are SO many challenges that come with a military move. From making new friends to finding schools to what you should pack yourself, it can be overwhelming. Luckily, with the growth of the internet and websites like PCSgrades.com relocating is getting a bit easier each year. But for Read more about The Added Challenge of PCSing with an Exceptional Family Member[…]

Out & About Colorado Springs – Spring

By Paige Keyser Spring is a great time to get out and enjoy Colorado Springs!  The weather might still be a little iffy but there is plenty to do! Enjoy concerts, art exhibits, family-friendly events and festivals, and lots of sporting events.  Find some great ideas for Mother’s Day too! Around Town Music My Blue Read more about Out & About Colorado Springs – Spring[…]

Moving to Hawaii? What Military Families Need to Know

By Rochelle Murty, Navy Spouse Aloha e komo mai to beautiful Hawaii – hello and welcome to your next great PCS adventure! The island of O’ahu has a population of over 950,000 and is home to almost 50,000 military personnel. The state of Hawaii is home to ten active military installations. Each branch of service, Read more about Moving to Hawaii? What Military Families Need to Know[…]