8 Kitchen Essentials to Bring With You During a PCS

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse I don’t pretend to be a great cook. In fact, if you ask me what I’m making for dinner, I’ll respond with my usual “I don’t cook dinner.” I really don’t. I mean, food is prepared in my house for my family to eat 6 out of the 7 nights Read more about 8 Kitchen Essentials to Bring With You During a PCS[…]

Making the Most of Your Last Week at Your Duty Station

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse Time is coming to an end. That place you have called home for the last three years will soon become a memory. You are PCSing to a new location and can’t wait to get there. At the same time, you want to make the most of your last week Read more about Making the Most of Your Last Week at Your Duty Station[…]

You Can’t Always Take It With You

By Rebecca Alwine,  Army Spouse A friend recently asked me my top piece of advice for a PCS. She’d moved a few times before, but they were certainly not seamless moves. I immediately thought of 5 Items Military Families Should Pack Themselves with some really good tips. Packing things to carry yourself is never on Read more about You Can’t Always Take It With You[…]

PCS Stories You Wouldn’t Believe!

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse We all have that one PCS memory, the one that stands out as being the most ridiculous or hilarious or nightmarish. Sometimes we look back and sigh with frustration at the time the movers lost our favorite piece of Polish pottery. Other times we laugh about how ridiculous we must Read more about PCS Stories You Wouldn’t Believe![…]

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[…]

Start the Conversation

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications The military version of a horror story is definitely the PCS. Just take a look at Facebook or Instagram, and you will see and read about one disaster move after another. True, wake in the middle of the night, cold sweat stories about lost items; broken heirlooms; Read more about Start the Conversation[…]

Do I Really Need a Realtor? The DIY Seller

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Military families are some of the best at saving money, especially when it comes to moving. But when attempting to sell your house, there are some things to consider before doing it yourself, becoming a DIY seller. Just as you wouldn’t perform surgery on yourself, there is a reason REALTORS® Read more about Do I Really Need a Realtor? The DIY Seller[…]

Dialing Down the Military Stress Level

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Ahhh! There is nothing quite like a deployment or PCS to get the stress level going! The memories of a bad move can stay with you forever. A yearlong deployment can put a strain on a military marriage for years to come. These staples of military life Read more about Dialing Down the Military Stress Level[…]

Going Out with a Bang at Your Current Duty Station

By D’Antrese McNeil, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate No matter if you love or hate your current duty station, it will always be an important era etched into your life. So, why not make your last memories of it the best you’ve ever had? I’ll be honest, NAS Patuxent River had very little to offer this big Read more about Going Out with a Bang at Your Current Duty Station[…]