“Don’t worry, you won’t have to wait too long to join your husband over in Germany.” That’s what the Army recruiter told me as my husband was signing up for the Army in 2005. I was 26 years old and we had been married for three years. A few weeks later I was dropping him […]
Even if your military family has PCSed several times, when you get orders overseas, things will be different. How different? Let me explain. 1. You need a passport… or two. When a service member gets PCS orders overseas, the military will pay for and process passports for the entire family. This is called a no-fee […]
My family was stationed in Hawaii from 2016 – 2018. We thought we had a solid three years to enjoy the beautiful island. But, the Navy had other plans. We had a quick 18 months instead. No worries. We rolled with it. However, that unexpected, fast move plays a little into tip #4. We still […]
When PCSing, most military families prefer to hand-carry their most precious items. Even if military movers pack up the rest of the house, families will carefully load heirloom items into their vehicle to drive them to the next duty station. That is generally the safest way to guarantee that your treasures will arrive in one […]
The scariest part of moving isn’t packing up all of your worldly belongings; it is being the new kid again. So how can we make at least one part of the unknown easier? We can start by getting to know the new town.
(Photo: Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Sgt. Jacob Sawyer) Whether they are exotic locations or boring towns in the middle of the desert, military bases certainly give you a unique glimpse at different parts of our country and the world. By the time you leave that post, you are going to have a lot of memories. […]
When our family first moved overseas, my husband and I knew we wanted to have another child someday, but we figured that having a baby overseas would be an adventure too wild and dangerous for us. But. . . after living there for a year and meeting lots of other moms who had a baby […]