Why Living On-Base is (sometimes) Harder When You PCS

By Lauren Lomsdale, USMC Spouse With every PCS comes the question: where are we going to live? Our family has lived both on and off-base, and we have loved both for different reasons. Living off-base provided us with a home that we called our own, lots of land, and an opportunity for me to start Read more about Why Living On-Base is (sometimes) Harder When You PCS[…]

Moving to Joint Base Langley-Eustis? What Military & Veteran Families Need to Know.

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse So you are headed to Joint Base Langley-Eustis! The Hampton Roads area, often called “military-centric” is the birthplace of Colonial America and has the largest concentration of military installations of any metro area in the world. Nearly a fourth of the nation’s active-duty military personnel are stationed here. All five Read more about Moving to Joint Base Langley-Eustis? What Military & Veteran Families Need to Know.[…]

Moving to the Eglin/Hurlburt Area? What Military Families Need to Know

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Moving to the Eglin/Hurlburt Area? The panhandle of Florida has some of the most beautiful beaches and has several military installations. About an hour and a half east of Pensacola,  you’ll find Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base. Eglin is home to a variety of units, including Army Special Read more about Moving to the Eglin/Hurlburt Area? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

5 Things You Should Do to Make Your House Feel Like a Home

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse So, you just moved into your new home. You are feeling a bit overwhelmed. There are boxes everywhere, and your walls are pretty plain. You want your new house to feel homey as soon as you can. Here are five things you should do to make your house feel Read more about 5 Things You Should Do to Make Your House Feel Like a Home[…]

Moving to Fort Riley? What Military Families Need to Know

By Riley Kennedy, US Army Captain Nestled in Kansas’ Flint Hills region, just east of center, Fort Riley is home to the 1st Infantry Division. Also known as the “Fighting First” and more notably the “Big Red One,” this well-known and prestigious unit has seen the earliest stages of battle in almost every major conflict since Read more about Moving to Fort Riley? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

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[…]

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

  By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse 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 the Read more about New Duty Station the Pentagon? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Tips for Interviewing a Realtor

By Julie Provost A few years ago we decided to buy our first home. We used my husband’s VA loan, and we were able to find a nice house near where we were stationed at Fort Campbell. Having never bought a home before, the process was very new but went well, and I think having Read more about Tips for Interviewing a Realtor[…]

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 to San Antonio? What Military Families Need to Know

  By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Historic, Romantic, Festive….all are used frequently to describe San Antonio, Texas! It is the seventh-most populated city in the United States and was the fastest growing of the top 10 largest cities in the U.S. from 2000 to 2010. This popular western urban center is on the southwestern corner Read more about Moving to San Antonio? What Military Families Need to Know[…]