5 Reminders When Getting Ready for Back to School in a New City

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse New backpacks, school supplies, and the sound of school buses in the morning. Back to school is an exciting time but what if you are new to the area? How can you get ready when everything is still so new? Here are 5 things to think about when getting ready Read more about 5 Reminders When Getting Ready for Back to School in a New City[…]

Summer Fun in Patuxent River

By D’Antrese McNeil, Navy Spouse Located just a little over an hour south of Washington D.C., lies Pax River. A small town located in Southern Maryland or SoMD for short. It’s a place where barns and corn fields line the main highway/road and it’s not uncommon to ride alongside an Amish family multiple times a Read more about Summer Fun in Patuxent River[…]

Must Have Tips for Waiting for your Household Goods to Arrive

By Lizann Lightfoot, Military Spouse When we first moved overseas on military orders, it took a month for our Household Goods (i.e. furniture and everything we owned) to be delivered. All we had with us were our suitcases and whatever clothes and cooking supplies we had sent in our Express shipment. At the time, we Read more about Must Have Tips for Waiting for your Household Goods to Arrive[…]

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[…]

Out & About Hawaii – Summer Edition

By Alejandra Fernandez-Rubio, Army Spouse Those stationed in Hawaii have the opportunity to experience so many new unique events that you wouldn’t otherwise find at a CONUS duty station.  Here are just a few events happening in the next few months around Oahu! Art Honolulu Surf Film Festival: July 13-August 2, at Honolulu Museum of Read more about Out & About Hawaii – Summer Edition[…]

Why Every Military Family Should Take a Staycation

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse As military families, we have such a unique opportunity to take “extended vacations” in places we might never have the opportunity to see. One of my own personal examples of this was Oklahoma City. I couldn’t imagine a scenario that would have taken me to that city except for Read more about Why Every Military Family Should Take a Staycation[…]

Moving to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar? What Military Families Need to Know

By Lauren Dyer, Marine Spouse If you’re PCSing to Southern California, specifically MCAS Miramar, then you’re in for a treat.  The weather is usually always sunny and warm. There are a ton of things to keep yourself entertained, and being right on the ocean means there are lots of beaches to enjoy.  The cost of Read more about Moving to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Fun Day Trips from Alamo City

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director Within an hour or two of the popular western urban center know as San Antonio, Texas are some amazing day trips! Gas up the car, pack a cooler, your fishing rod or bathing suit and prepare to enjoy! The Great Outdoors New Braunfels Less than an hour north Read more about Fun Day Trips from Alamo City[…]

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[…]

Your Colorado Springs Bucket List

By Paige Keyser, Air Force Spouse If you live or have visited Colorado Springs you know that there are many awesome things to see and do.  You’ve probably been to Garden of the Gods, driven or taken the Cog Railway up to the top of Pikes Peak, taken a tour of the United States Olympic Read more about Your Colorado Springs Bucket List[…]