“My MSOY Experience” in the words of a Military Spouse

Each year the military spouse community comes together to honor their own. Next month those nominated will gather in Washington D.C. to honor the Armed Forces Insurance 2017 Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY). This year PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate D’Antrese McNeil was nominated for Patuxent River and we couldn’t be prouder! Here she describes in Read more about “My MSOY Experience” in the words of a Military Spouse[…]

I Hate Our New Duty Station!

By D’AntreseMcNeil, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate I like to believe I am a pretty open person. I mean, you have to be as a military family, because you essentially never REALLY know where the military is going to place you every few years. With that said, I approach every new duty station with a positive outlook, Read more about I Hate Our New Duty Station![…]

Tips For a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

By Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney  Lub-dub,  lub dub, lub dub. No, I’m not referring to the sounds of fireworks or loud bass. This is the sound of your heart beating, which it has done for your entire life without skipping a beat!  Your ticker is one of your most vital organs and without it, life is not Read more about Tips For a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle[…]

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[…]

Tips for Sticking to Those New Year’s Resolutions

By Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney Oh, the new year of 2017! How exciting! Fresh slate! Time for changes! But also a bit daunting considering the pressure of resolutions perhaps?! Instead of setting goals, trying your best to achieve them, but then feeling discouraged and overwhelmed, then eventually throwing in the towel, let’s make 2017 the year where Read more about Tips for Sticking to Those New Year’s Resolutions[…]

New Year’s Resolutions for a Milspouse

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Looking to Lose 20 Lbs or Have the Smoothest PCS Ever? Over the years, I’ve made my share of New Year’s resolutions. Lose 20 pounds…Check! Have more patience…..Check! Some years I am very specific. My goal might be to get through an upcoming PCS without killing anyone. Read more about New Year’s Resolutions for a Milspouse[…]

Making it through the Holidays despite a Deployment or a looming PCS

By D’Antrese McNeil Let’s be honest, deployments and PCS’s can suck especially during the holiday season when family time is the most wanted and needed. I have lived through two deployments without my service member and next year we will PCS smack in the middle of the holiday season. Oh, joy! I had to find Read more about Making it through the Holidays despite a Deployment or a looming PCS[…]

When You Can’t Go “Home” For the Holidays

By Rheanna Christine During my life as a military wife, there has been many a holiday that I wasn’t able to go “home.” And I’m confident in saying that is true for a lot of military families. It’s a struggle for me especially since everything I feel about the holidays is steeped in tradition, and Read more about When You Can’t Go “Home” For the Holidays[…]

Ugh! The Dreaded Holiday PCS

By Rebecca Alwine Moving is hard. Moving over the holidays is even harder. There are so many questions and things to consider. Do you decorate? Where do you ship presents? Will you be in a hotel or visiting family? Sometimes it feels easier just to skip the holiday season when it comes in the middle Read more about Ugh! The Dreaded Holiday PCS[…]

The Gift of Good Partners

By Carla Olivo, Director of PCSgrades Strategic Communications 2017 is upon us! The time of year where we take stock of what’s happened in our lives over the last twelve months and look forward to the year ahead. If this past year encompassed a PCS, you might be thinking about all the new neighbors you’ve Read more about The Gift of Good Partners[…]