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[…]

Moving to Hawaii? What Military Families Need to Know

By Rochelle Murty, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Aloha e komo mai to beautiful Hawaii – hello and welcome to your next great PCS adventure! The island of O’ahu has a population of over 950,000 and is home to almost 50,000 military personnel. The state of Hawaii is home to ten active military installations. Each branch of Read more about Moving to Hawaii? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

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[…]

Life Lessons of a Military Brat

By Jacqueline Olivo My name is Jacqueline, I’m twenty years old, and I was raised as a military child. My Dad served 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. I’m currently studying film at an arts conservatory in North Carolina. From K-12, I attended six schools in three states – but when people ask me Read more about Life Lessons of a Military Brat[…]

5 Items Military Families Should Pack Themselves

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Military families all have that closet or bathroom where come “Moving Day,” we stash those items we will be transporting ourselves.  We make sure the Packers know not to pack anything from our special holding place. It could be a bathroom, closet, spare bedroom or your porch. Read more about 5 Items Military Families Should Pack Themselves[…]

Buying Lunch for Movers – Yea or Nay?

By D’Antrese McNeil, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate It’s the infamous PCS, and that means preparing your home for the movers to come and invade. I’m kidding! Come and pack up your home and carry them to your next adventure. If you’re not brave enough to tackle and conquer (I am NOT btw) doing a DITY (Do Read more about Buying Lunch for Movers – Yea or Nay?[…]

A Kid Friendly PCS

By Stacey Faris, PCSgrades Base Advocate Ever have the PCS itch? You know the one. That nagging sensation you get when you’ve been somewhere two plus years – the excitement of new adventures, new vacation spots, and restaurants. The never-ending game of finding moving stickers when you were sure you’d gotten them all! As it turns out, Read more about A Kid Friendly PCS[…]

Moving Cars During a PCS

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate While the average number of cars per family in America has decreased over the past 10 years, there are still many military families that own two or more vehicles. (Note, for the purpose of this conversation, we’re only talking about automobiles.) So how do military families move their multiple Read more about Moving Cars During a PCS[…]

Military Families Making the Most of Being Stationed in Hawaii

By Rochelle Murty I have a confession to make. Moving to Hawaii is not exactly a fun process. (There, I said it.) From the unaccompanied baggage shipment, to animal quarantine, to vehicle shipping, it feels like there are a hundred more things to worry about than a stateside move. Add some kids to the mix, Read more about Military Families Making the Most of Being Stationed in Hawaii[…]