Why I loved being stationed in Colorado Springs!

By Paige Keyser, Air Force Spouse The summer we arrived in Colorado Springs, the state was experiencing a drought, and the Waldo Canyon Fire had just devastated several of the communities on the western side of town. Many people we knew who had visited or lived in ‘The Springs’ said how much they loved it. Read more about Why I loved being stationed in Colorado Springs![…]

You know you are a ‘Mover’ but….

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse You know you are a ‘mover’ this year, but that’s all you know. Waiting on orders is frustrating. We usually had a short list of places where my husband might be sent. Sometimes you might have a say in where you end up, but we never did. And for whatever Read more about You know you are a ‘Mover’ but….[…]

The Best Way to Find a REALTOR® Who Gets the Military Lifestyle

By Carla Olivo,  Marine Spouse Finding a knowledgeable, military friendly REALTOR® is sometimes easier said than done. For Military families, it can be a challenge finding someone who understands the constraints of PCSing and military life. Have you ever thoroughly researched an area only to have your orders change at the last minute? Have you ever Read more about The Best Way to Find a REALTOR® Who Gets the Military Lifestyle[…]

Moving to the Eglin/Hurlburt Area? What Military Families Need to Know

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Moving to the Eglin/Hurlburt Area? The panhandle of Florida has some of the most beautiful beaches and has several military installations. About an hour and a half east of Pensacola,  you’ll find Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base. Eglin is home to a variety of units, including Army Special Read more about Moving to the Eglin/Hurlburt Area? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

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Moving to Randolph AFB? What Military Families Need to Know

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Your orders to Randolph AFB mean you are headed to one of the major military installations housed under the name Joint Base San Antonio. The Air Force is the lead agency for JBSA, which is comprised of three primary locations at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph. Your Guide to Read more about Moving to Randolph AFB? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore!

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Is it just me or has this PCS season been one of the worst ever? Just spend an afternoon checking out posts on Facebook. The stories of PCSes gone bad are heart-wrenching! The Lost During My PCS website is full of people looking for lost belongings or venting over a Read more about We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore![…]

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[…]

Why We Turned a DITY Move into a Camping Trip

By Lizann Lightfoot, Military Spouse Packing for our last PCS move was tough—we had to clean the house, map out the route to our next duty station and buy a tent. Yes, we camped in a tent when we moved cross-country from Pennsylvania to California. It was a big tent because we are a family Read more about Why We Turned a DITY Move into a Camping Trip[…]

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[…]

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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[…]