Keeping Kids Busy Post-PCS during the Homestretch of Summer

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse You just moved into your new home; you don’t know a soul, your kids don’t know anyone else. However, summer is here, and they want to play. You want to unpack and organize, but you are not sure what to do with your kids. Here are some tips to help Read more about Keeping Kids Busy Post-PCS during the Homestretch of Summer[…]

Summer Fun in Patuxent River

By D’Antrese McNeil, Navy Spouse Located just a little over an hour south of Washington D.C., lies Pax River. A small town located in Southern Maryland or SoMD for short. It’s a place where barns and corn fields line the main highway/road and it’s not uncommon to ride alongside an Amish family multiple times a Read more about Summer Fun in Patuxent River[…]

Out & About Hawaii – Summer Edition

By Alejandra Fernandez-Rubio, Army Spouse Those stationed in Hawaii have the opportunity to experience so many new unique events that you wouldn’t otherwise find at a CONUS duty station.  Here are just a few events happening in the next few months around Oahu! Art Honolulu Surf Film Festival: July 13-August 2, at Honolulu Museum of Read more about Out & About Hawaii – Summer Edition[…]

The Military Retiree Advantage When Traveling Space A

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. Military Space A flights, otherwise known as HOPS, are available to authorized personnel after all mission requirements have been met and there is still sufficient space available to accommodate passengers safely.  Always remember that Space A is a privilege, not a right.  This privilege can be revoked at Read more about The Military Retiree Advantage When Traveling Space A[…]

Date Night in San Diego

By Lauren Dyer, Marine Spouse Date night can take many different forms depending on what you want. You might opt for a romantic dinner followed by a walk on the beach. Or, you might want to go on a mini adventure and explore downtown. Whatever kind of date night you’re looking for, San Diego is Read more about Date Night in San Diego[…]

Popular Misconceptions of Space A Travel

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. There are many misconceptions about traveling with Space A (Space Available for military).  The first and most important misconception about Space A travel is that it is a “right”.  It is not.  It is a privilege, and it could be taken away from us at any time.  That’s Read more about Popular Misconceptions of Space A Travel[…]

Why Every Military Family Should Take a Staycation

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse As military families, we have such a unique opportunity to take “extended vacations” in places we might never have the opportunity to see. One of my own personal examples of this was Oklahoma City. I couldn’t imagine a scenario that would have taken me to that city except for Read more about Why Every Military Family Should Take a Staycation[…]

“I’m Bored!” How to Keep the Kids Amused Mid-Summer

By D’Antrese McNeil, Navy Spouse Summer’s here. Your PCS is over and the weather is finally beach appropriate. The days for the next 2-3 months don’t involve early wake ups and lunch preparing. Life will be filled with leisure for this quarter of the year. Just being lazy, relaxing and doing nothing sounds great……to us…the Read more about “I’m Bored!” How to Keep the Kids Amused Mid-Summer[…]