Ways to prepare when your orders aren’t here yet

By Kate Horrell, Military.com It’s frustrating when you know, or think, that you are moving soon, but you don’t have actual orders.  Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders don’t always show up when we want them.  Rather than stewing and stressing, put that energy to good use doing things that will help you out regardless […]

Moving OCONUS? Your personal info is public without this form

By Amy Bushatz, Military.com and Spousebuzz.com Unless they file special paperwork, the names, address and destinations of service members headed to overseas assignments are public information, Defense Department officials said. The shipment information, used on paperwork known as a “bill of lading” is required by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) regulation that applies […]

Here’s why I’m afraid of every military base

By Rachel, Spousebuzz.com “Go that way.” “Mom, NO.” “Why? What’s over there?” “I don’t know, but it’s not the commissary or the BX, so it doesn’t pertain to us!” “What if it’s something cool?” “Who cares?!” This was the conversation I had with my mother as I drove her to our house on base at […]