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5 Easy Steps for a College Move

By Jacqueline Olivo, USMC Daughter So your kid is soon to be off to college! The next stage of life is just around the corner – and so is the latest move in a long line of them, I’m sure. This move is a little different, though; so here are some tips and tricks for Read more about 5 Easy Steps for a College Move[…]

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Ways to Save $$$ on Food While PCSing

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Moving can be expensive, but it can also be an excellent opportunity to pocket a little extra cash. With some preplanning and willingness to scrimp a little on luxury you can make this work. Remember, you get per diem for each family member. (75% for each dependent, 50% if they Read more about Ways to Save $$$ on Food While PCSing[…]

Pieces of Me

PCS – Pieces of Me

By Britni Miltner, Navy Spouse Yes, I realize there is another “Pieces of Me” by another more famous Britney, but this is MY version – Britni’s version – of Pieces of Me. I leave a piece of my heart in each duty station. PCS (pieces) of Me No matter if it was a location I Read more about PCS – Pieces of Me[…]

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Geo-bachelor Housing: A Frequent Conundrum

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Let’s face it; moving can put a cramp in your style. Just as there are many reasons your neighbors may be excited about moving this summer, there are just as many reasons you are dreading it. Geo-bachelor Housing In this military world, we have a different term for everything, and Read more about Geo-bachelor Housing: A Frequent Conundrum[…]

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Help! I’m Packing Out Alone!

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse In a perfect world, our spouses are around to supervise packers, our children are at hourly care, and our friends are coming over with buckets and mops to help us on our final cleaning. But in the real world of PCS season, our spouses are nowhere to be seen, the Read more about Help! I’m Packing Out Alone![…]

Goldsboro NC

Moving to Goldsboro NC? What Military Families Need to Know.

By Wendi Iacobello, Army Spouse Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is the only active Air Force Base in North Carolina, since the Army took over Pope AFB at Fort Bragg.  It is situated in Goldsboro NC and is home to over 4,000 service members. PCSing t0 Seymour Johnson AFB? Seymour Johnson AFB was activated in Read more about Moving to Goldsboro NC? What Military Families Need to Know.[…]

Camp Lejeune

Moving to Camp Lejeune? What Military Families Need to Know.

Is Eastern North Carolina is your next destination in this fabulous adventure we love to call military life? Well, welcome to the Crystal Coast! Camp LeJeune, North Carolina is located so close to the beach that we actually have one on the base! Let’s dive in to what you need to know about living in Read more about Moving to Camp Lejeune? What Military Families Need to Know.[…]

Fort Knox

Moving to Fort Knox?  What Military and Veteran Families Need to Know.

By Jenny Hale, The Military Social Media Guru Fort Knox is a great place to live with a ton of things to do in the area.  The installation may be on the small side, but it has very important missions for the Army, including being home to Cadet Command and the Human Resources Command. Your Read more about Moving to Fort Knox?  What Military and Veteran Families Need to Know.[…]

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Our Top Go-To Articles on Finding this Key Person for Your Next PCS…. Your REALTOR®

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director Once those orders arrive, there is a mad dash to get on with your PCS. From searching for great neighborhoods and schools, (Check out PCSgrades!) to deciding whether to live on-base or off, there is a lot to do! Finding a REALTOR® One of the hardest is finding Read more about Our Top Go-To Articles on Finding this Key Person for Your Next PCS…. Your REALTOR®[…]

Fort Bragg

Moving to Fort Bragg, N.C.? What Military Families Need to Know

By Wendi Iacobello, Army Spouse Fort Bragg, N.C. Fort Bragg, N.C. is the home of the 82nd Airborne Division, Special Operations Forces, 18th Airborne Corps, Air Force, and PsyOps. It is one of the largest Army installations in the world and is home to more than 50,000 active duty soldiers. Built in 1918, Fort Bragg spans Read more about Moving to Fort Bragg, N.C.? What Military Families Need to Know[…]