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[…]

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[…]

Affordable Vacation Options for Military Families

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Sometimes vacations are planned far in advance. And sometimes, they are last minute four-day weekend kind of deals, where you load up the car before you really know where you’re going. One thing military family vacations should have in common is affordability. Tips from a Milspouse Military spouse Mylene Hollick, Read more about Affordable Vacation Options for Military Families[…]

Fun Day Trips from Alamo City

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director Within an hour or two of the popular western urban center know as San Antonio, Texas are some amazing day trips! Gas up the car, pack a cooler, your fishing rod or bathing suit and prepare to enjoy! The Great Outdoors New Braunfels Less than an hour north Read more about Fun Day Trips from Alamo City[…]

Fun Day Trips from the Pentagon

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Within an hour or two of the largest office building in the world, you can have your toes in the sand or immerse yourself in a civil war battlefield!  Here are some great day trips from Northern Virginia/NOVA. Unique Richmond, Virginia The 108 mile, two-hour drive to Read more about Fun Day Trips from the Pentagon[…]

Spring Getaways (on a budget) Galore!

  By D’Antrese McNeil, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Earlier this year my husband and I were discussing what to do for spring break. Our oldest walks by and says “Parentals, can we please NOT spend spring break spring cleaning again? Please?” Our two middle kids appropriately nicknamed Pebbles and Bam Bam both chime in with “Oh Read more about Spring Getaways (on a budget) Galore![…]