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[…]

Out & About Washington D.C. – Holiday Edition

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse The holiday season in the National Capital Region is really special with something to do or see almost every day. From the National Christmas Tree, to the Willard Hotel, to Old Ebbit Grill, there are plenty of places in and around D.C. to get into the holiday spirit. We’ve compiled Read more about Out & About Washington D.C. – Holiday Edition[…]

Fun Day Trips from the Pentagon

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse 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 the Virginia State Read more about Fun Day Trips from the Pentagon[…]

New Duty Station the Pentagon? What Military Families Need to Know

  By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse You are headed to the Pentagon! A place where you can get all the exercise you need just walking in from the parking lot! This not your typical duty station experience.  Here are many of the things you need to know before relocating to the Nation’s Capitol and the Read more about New Duty Station the Pentagon? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Your Washington D.C. Bucket List

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Those stationed in the National Capital Area, know firsthand how unique a duty station it is! It is often said that you could pick something to do or see every day and still not see everything. Here is PCSgrades’ Washington D.C. Bucket List of “once in a lifetime” things to Read more about Your Washington D.C. Bucket List[…]

Out & About / Washington D.C.

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Our Nation’s Capitol is beautiful to visit any time of the year but the holidays are particularly spectacular with special events, and displays scheduled throughout December and into January. One sure sign that the weather is a changin’ is the opening of the Washington Harbour Fountain and Read more about Out & About / Washington D.C.[…]

Moving to the D.C. Area? What Military Families Need to Know

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Communications Maybe you’ve been able to avoid the assignment for several years, or have been dying to move to the area, but now the orders are official! You are headed to the Pentagon or another duty station in the National Capital Region where you can get all your Fitbit Read more about Moving to the D.C. Area? What Military Families Need to Know[…]