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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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Top 5 Reasons I PPM/DITY

By Jenah Wieczorek, Army Spouse Every summer the PCS horror stories start to emerge, and they are downright terrifying. No family should be treated that way when moving….it’s stressful enough! Everyone always seems terrified at the prospect of moving their goods, but we tend to forget there are positives here also with a Personally Procured Read more about Top 5 Reasons I PPM/DITY[…]

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Moving to Joint Base Lewis–McChord? What Military Families Need to Know.

By Sonia Garza, Army Spouse A Near Century of History Fort Lewis (now known as Joint Base Lewis-McChord [JBLM]) has an almost 100-year history in the Pacific Northwest. What started out to be a small fort, has grown into one of the world’s largest military complexes. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) was established in accordance with Read more about Moving to Joint Base Lewis–McChord? What Military Families Need to Know.[…]

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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![…]

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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.[…]

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One Mil-family’s Experience with a Little-known Resource

We are a community made up of military families, working together to pass along vital information to other military families. Over the years, thousands of you have joined with us to provide the crucial information we all need when orders arrive. Serving as the go-between for mil-families and helping to make the PCS process as Read more about One Mil-family’s Experience with a Little-known Resource[…]

Moving to Marine Corps Base Quantico? What Military Families Need to Know.

By Paige Keyser, Air Force Spouse Welcome to the Crossroads of the Marine Corps! Marine Corps Base Quantico is located in northern Virginia between Fredericksburg and Washington D.C. and is part of the National Capital Region. There are approximately 4,000 military service members and their families living on MCB Quantico. It is home to the Read more about Moving to Marine Corps Base Quantico? What Military Families Need to Know.[…]

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Don’t Let a PCS Kill Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

By Jenny Hale, The Military Social Media Guru As a military spouse interested in entrepreneurship or building a business already, PCS orders can make your heart sink. Any move can. I moved six times to four states in less than two years to pursue a civilian career with the military, but I had one thing really Read more about Don’t Let a PCS Kill Your Entrepreneurial Spirit[…]