11 Military Recreation Facilities to Consider for Your Next Vacation – CONUS Edition

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse Whether you’re planning for Spring Break or a weekend getaway, sometimes you just want something simple that doesn’t break the bank. Fortunately, there are military recreation facilities all over the country that could be just what you’re looking for. With lodging options ranging from rustic campsites to upscale lodges, the 11 Read more about 11 Military Recreation Facilities to Consider for Your Next Vacation – CONUS Edition[…]

5 Japan Destinations You Can Visit and Stay on a U.S. Military Base

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse If you’ve never been to Japan, you’re in for a treat – and maybe a little bit of culture shock. Everything about Japan is drastically different from the United States, from the customs, to the food, to the style of lodging. Getting the full Japanese experience is fun, but if you Read more about 5 Japan Destinations You Can Visit and Stay on a U.S. Military Base[…]

Fun Day Trips from Fort Belvoir

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse So many day trips, so little time! You can explore the streets of New York, dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware or walk the battlefields of Gettysburg all within a day’s drive of Northern Virginia. Here are our suggestions for some fabulous day trips from Fort Belvoir Read more about Fun Day Trips from Fort Belvoir[…]

4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Space-A Travel Over the Holidays

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse With the holidays approaching, many members of the military community must travel long distances to spend time with loved ones. These trips can get expensive if you have to buy plane tickets for the whole family. Seems like a great time to save money by flying Space-A, right? Well, maybe not. Read more about 4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Space-A Travel Over the Holidays[…]

Space A Ingenuity At It’s Best

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. When traveling Space A it’s always nice to have hotel reservations ahead of time. It is one less thing to have to worry about. Of course, things don’t always go as planned and sometimes you have to make last minute sleeping arrangements. Or you are forced to find Read more about Space A Ingenuity At It’s Best[…]

Fun Day Trips from Hampton Roads

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Twenty-six miles of Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay beaches, wildlife refuges, scenic rivers, state parks, botanical gardens, 8,000+ acres of forests, 30 miles of hiking trails, and two fresh-water reservoirs will definitely keep you busy if you’ve recently relocated to the Hampton Roads/Newport News/Virginia Beach area. But if you are Read more about Fun Day Trips from Hampton Roads[…]

Possible Space A Program Changes for “Gray Area” Military Retirees 

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret.  While Space A is a privilege for retirees, there are some retirees that do not have this privilege. There are different categories of retirees, some are eligible for Space A and some are not. But there are efforts to change the eligibility requirements. For a retiree to be Read more about Possible Space A Program Changes for “Gray Area” Military Retirees […]

How to Improve Your Chances of Space A Seat Selection

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret.  Flying on military Space A is one of the better privileges awarded to military members, active and retired.  Here are some of the ways to improve your chances of obtaining a seat on a flight. There are a few good strategies to remember to gain as much of Read more about How to Improve Your Chances of Space A Seat Selection[…]

What am I Allowed to Pack for Space A Travel?

By John W Jackson Jr, USAF Ret. Preparing for a Space-A trip is in many ways, very similar to preparing for any trip, but there are some unique situations. Since packing is an important part of any trip, let’s go over some packing tips. John’s Tips First off I’d like to say that the most Read more about What am I Allowed to Pack for Space A Travel?[…]

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[…]