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

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse 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 Forces 7th Group and 6th Read more about Moving to the Eglin/Hurlburt Area? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Moving to Pensacola? What Military & Veteran Families Need to Know

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse For Navy and Marine families, being stationed near the water may be par for the course, but ask anyone how they feel about being stationed in Pensacola and you’ll see their eyes light up. The weather is great. The beaches are beautiful and seafood is fantastic. Pensacola is the oldest Read more about Moving to Pensacola? What Military & Veteran 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![…]

Moving to Fort Wainwright? What Military Families Need to Know

By Kennita Williams, Air Force Spouse Being stationed in Alaska offers some unique opportunities and challenges that you might not experience at another duty station. Army Spouse Kennita Williams offers this info about the Fairbanks area. If you are currently stationed at Fort Wainwright, please let other military families know what you like and don’t like Read more about Moving to Fort Wainwright? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

5 Reminders When Getting Ready for Back to School in a New City

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse New backpacks, school supplies, and the sound of school buses in the morning. Back to school is an exciting time but what if you are new to the area? How can you get ready when everything is still so new? Here are 5 things to think about when getting ready Read more about 5 Reminders When Getting Ready for Back to School in a New City[…]

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[…]

Must Have Tips for Waiting for your Household Goods to Arrive

By Lizann Lightfoot, Military Spouse When we first moved overseas on military orders, it took a month for our Household Goods (i.e. furniture and everything we owned) to be delivered. All we had with us were our suitcases and whatever clothes and cooking supplies we had sent in our Express shipment. At the time, we Read more about Must Have Tips for Waiting for your Household Goods to Arrive[…]

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[…]

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[…]