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[…]

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, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications 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 Read more about Moving to San Antonio? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Home for the Holidays – Give your Rental a Dose of Holiday Spirit

It’s no secret that not all rentals are equal. Your last PCS may have been a smooth ride, or you could have hit a snag or two. And now it’s your first holiday season in your new rental except, it doesn’t feel like home yet. Jennifer Farlin, military spouse,mother of two boys and owner of Read more about Home for the Holidays – Give your Rental a Dose of Holiday Spirit[…]

The Elusive Perfect Neighborhood

Article By Julie Provost The day has come. PCS orders have been issued. One of the very next steps that a military family will take is to start the search for a new home…..in the “perfect” neighborhood. Checklist for a “Perfect” Neighborhood Some mil families want to live on post while others prefer living out Read more about The Elusive Perfect Neighborhood[…]

10 Reasons Military Families Chose NOT to Live On Base

  Collaboration by our amazing PCSgrades Facebook Community! On Base or off?  It is a tough question military families face when they get military PCS orders to a new duty station. A lot goes into making that decision. What is best for the family? What are the schools like? How old is post housing? Is Read more about 10 Reasons Military Families Chose NOT to Live On Base[…]

Moving to Fort Campbell? What a Military Family Needs to Know!

By Julie Provost, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Welcome to Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault.) Fort Campbell, Kentucky is on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. Clarksville, TN, Oak Grove, KY and Hopkinsville, KY are the cities that make up the off-post Fort Campbell area. Here you will find a thriving southern Read more about Moving to Fort Campbell? What a Military Family Needs to Know![…]

The Weighting Game

Article by: Rebecca Alwine You’ve received your orders and now it’s time to weigh your housing options for the next duty station. There are several things to consider when making this all important decision. Let’s start with this disclaimer: Each family is going to make their own priorities, for each move. Weigh Your Options There Read more about The Weighting Game[…]

Moving to Patuxent River? What Military Families Need to Know!

Nestled near the tip of Southern Maryland lies Naval Air Station Patuxent River better known as PAX River, home to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), it is called the place where the future of naval aviation begins. While being in the forefront for naval aviation is NAS Pax Read more about Moving to Patuxent River? What Military Families Need to Know![…]