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Your  MCRD Parris Island Area Guide

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Parris Island is mostly known as the place where approximately 16,000 Marines pass through boot camp each year. Yes, it has the beautiful cypress trees and spanish moss this area of South Carolina is known for, but training Marines is the...

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Your Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Area Guide

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse If your new orders say ‘MCAS Beaufort’ you are in luck! The city of Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island, in the heart of the Sea Islands and South Carolina Lowcountry. Additionally, it is the second-oldest city in South Carolina,...

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Your Travis AFB Area Guide

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse Welcome to Sunny California! Wherever you are coming from getting ready for some great weather just about all year long, flip flops and being just a hop, skip and a jump from the ocean. Located in Solano County, California,...

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Your Fort Sill Area Guide

PCS orders to Fort Sill? Congratulations and welcome to Oklahoma and the Fires Center of Excellence! This area has plenty of things to do and is sure to be a good fit for every type of family. Between the Army, Marines, National Guard, and retirees, this area is very...

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Your Fort Meade Maryland Area Guide

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse Congratulations! You’ve just received orders to Fort Meade, Maryland! On initial glance, you might be less than thrilled, as the base might seem a little bit out of the way. But Fort Meade is close to so much, and an easy...

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Your Marine Barracks Washington D.C. Area Guide

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Marine Barracks Washington D.C. dates back more than 200 years. It is the oldest active post in the Marine Corps, supporting both ceremonial and security missions in the nation's capital. President Thomas Jefferson and Lt. Col. William Ward...

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Your Naval Station Great Lakes Area Guide

By Lauren Lomsdale, USMC Spouse  The orders have come in, and the military gods have spoken. Your family is moving to Naval Air Station Great Lakes! Being so close to Chicago, there are a plethora of things for your family to enjoy while stationed here. But you’re a...

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Your Fort Leonard Wood Area Guide

By Siera Redmond, Army Spouse Welcome to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. This popular Army Duty station welcomes you with open arms. Given the large population of Active Duty and retirees, you’ll feel the spirit of the Army at your arrival. The locals affectionately call...

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Your Fort Bliss TX Area Guide

By Cathy Artino, Army Spouse                                                                       Photo credits: Jennifer Binford Photography Welcome to the home of America’s Tank Division and the Army’s Sergeant Major Academy, where the sunsets are truly stunning...

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Your Laughlin AFB Area Guide

Author: PCSgrades Staff The orders say Laughlin Air Force Base - now what? Laughlin AFB is the largest pilot training base in the Air Force. Home to 47th Flying Training Wing, the base was established in 1943 and graduates more than 300 students per year. So let's...

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