Date Night in Washington D.C.

  By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Date Night can mean a lot of things depending on timing and mood. A Date Night after a deployment might call for a night of romance while a Date Night after weeks of long hours at the Pentagon or a PCS might call for a casual night of relaxation Read more about Date Night in Washington D.C.[…]

PCS Like a Pro with a Virtual Business

By Rebecca Alwine,  Army Spouse I visited my 95-year-old grandmother last month, and we got to talking about life. She was a Navy wife during World War II, following my grandfather around the country with babies in tow. She understands a bit about this life and is really good about not comparing her hard times Read more about PCS Like a Pro with a Virtual Business[…]

Mil-Spouses Starting Over: Take Time to Create the Best You

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse You may have guessed it, but I have moving on the brain. It’s probably because I’m thinking ahead. Two weeks from today, we’ll be leaving our duty station on to our next adventure. Am I excited? Sure. Am I nervous about what’s in store? A little. Am I ready? Yes! Read more about Mil-Spouses Starting Over: Take Time to Create the Best You[…]

So Many Benefits to Finding a New Tribe at Your New Duty Station

By Julie Provost, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Moving to a new duty station is quite overwhelming. You have to figure out where everything is, get used to a new house and state, and figure out how you are going to make your new duty station home. One way to have an easier time with the transition Read more about So Many Benefits to Finding a New Tribe at Your New Duty Station[…]

A Word of Thanks to All Military Spouses

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Thirty-Three years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed the proclamation designating the Friday before Mother’s Day as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. A day set aside in recognition of “the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of service members on active duty and in the National Read more about A Word of Thanks to All Military Spouses[…]

5 Ways to Truly Bloom Where You Are Planted

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate By the time you get settled in your new home this summer following your PCS, it’s going to feel like you missed a whole season! Summer is busy with traveling, moving, vacations, and unpacking. By the time the last box is put away, and the kids are gearing up Read more about 5 Ways to Truly Bloom Where You Are Planted[…]

What I Would Tell My Younger Military Spouse Self

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications I don’t often have regrets. Life is too short for that. But sometimes, I would have liked a ‘Do Over.’ You know, one of those times where something just slipped out, and you wish you hadn’t said it or a time where one of your kids displays Read more about What I Would Tell My Younger Military Spouse Self[…]

Six Top Military Spouses Ready to Serve

  By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate There are over 600,000 active duty military spouses in the United States. Each January, nominations open for the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®. Spouses from each and every military installation, district, region, and state are nominated by someone who truly admires them. A few months later, Read more about Six Top Military Spouses Ready to Serve[…]

Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Celebrates 10 Years

  By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate A ten-year anniversary is an achievement. Whether it is ten years on the job or ten years of being married—the milestone insists upon a celebration. And this month, the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®  joins the ten year club. In 2008, Military Spouse Magazine empowered Read more about Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Celebrates 10 Years[…]

“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[…]