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[…]

What am I Allowed to Pack for Space A Travel?

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. Preparing for a Space-A trip is in many ways, very similar to preparing for any trip, but there are some unique situations. Since packing is an important part of any trip, let’s go over some packing tips. John’s Tips First off I’d like to say that the most Read more about What am I Allowed to Pack for Space A Travel?[…]

Keeping Your Relationship Alive Despite a PCS

By D’Antrese McNeil, Navy Spouse PCS’ing is NOT fun. I do not care how you try to make it sound like an adventure, the stress that comes along with moving is a vibe killer. Finalizing bills, looking for a place to stay before you actually arrive at the new place, figuring out schools, spousal employment…get Read more about Keeping Your Relationship Alive Despite a PCS[…]

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[…]

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[…]

5 Summer Reads for Military Spouses

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse I don’t know about you, but I’ve finally reached that point in my mom life where I finally have more time to read. When you’re younger you spend a lot of time reading for school; you long for the time where you can simply read for fun. For those Read more about 5 Summer Reads for Military Spouses[…]

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[…]

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, 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[…]