Graduation! A Wedding! A PCS! Oh My!

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications As if PCSing wasn’t stressful enough, what happens when life gets in the way of the pack out? The first time it happened to me, I was planning my wedding. The Movers came and packed the entire house. A week later my Marine and I walked down Read more about Graduation! A Wedding! A PCS! Oh My![…]

Great Ideas for End of the Year Teacher Gifts

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications It’s the end of another long school year, and whether you are PCSing or sticking around for another year, you want to show your appreciation to your child’s teacher. I think most teachers would tell you that it doesn’t need to be extravagant, that it truly is Read more about Great Ideas for End of the Year Teacher Gifts[…]

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[…]

Life Lessons of a Military Brat

By Jacqueline Olivo My name is Jacqueline, I’m twenty years old, and I was raised as a military child. My Dad served 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. I’m currently studying film at an arts conservatory in North Carolina. From K-12, I attended six schools in three states – but when people ask me Read more about Life Lessons of a Military Brat[…]

Finding a Trusted Babysitter after a PCS

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Like anything else you want to know when moving to a new place, word of mouth and personal recommendations are key. Social media groups, community groups, and new neighbors are full of information that may help you feel settled. But when it comes to someone caring for your children Read more about Finding a Trusted Babysitter after a PCS[…]

Out of the Mouths of Military Babes….

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications My husband and I have often had a good laugh at the antics of one of our kids, our military babes. Usually, it is something they say, but sometimes it’s their wacky assumptions about military life. One time, my six-year-old son and I were dropping my daughter Read more about Out of the Mouths of Military Babes….[…]

A Kid Friendly PCS

By Stacey Faris, PCSgrades Base Advocate Ever have the PCS itch? You know the one. That nagging sensation you get when you’ve been somewhere two plus years – the excitement of new adventures, new vacation spots, and restaurants. The never-ending game of finding moving stickers when you were sure you’d gotten them all! As it turns out, Read more about A Kid Friendly PCS[…]

5 Go-To Lifesavers When Traveling with Kids

Whether you are PCSing, hitting the road to house hunt, or for a spring break getaway, traveling with kids can be a challenge. Proud Partner Amy Rowland of Play Across America offers us her expertise for riding long distances with the little ones. And, we might add, she is the quite the expert as she Read more about 5 Go-To Lifesavers When Traveling with Kids[…]

5 Tips for PCSing with Kids

By Rheanna Christine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate 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 Read more about 5 Tips for PCSing with Kids[…]

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[…]