family life, PCS

#1 PCS Must Have Item

PCS season is in full swing and if you’re gearing up for a move, I feel for you. Your boxes are packed, the suitcases are jammed in the back of the truck with your dog. But you feel like you’re missing something. There’s one PCS must have item that I’m sure you’re forgetting… Your streaming stick! Seriously, You’re Worried About…

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milspouse, PCS

What is Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

The military loves its acronyms.  It’s no wonder why.  Many times the titles of facilities, benefits, and programs are often incredibly wordy and sometimes don’t really make sense.  If you ask many newer or younger military personnel or their family members what many acronyms stand for, they wouldn’t be able to tell you.  BAH is no different.  The basic allowance…

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milspouse, PCS, Uncategorized

You Can Help New Milspouses Research Their Next Duty Station!

What is the first thing you do when you/your spouse gets orders?  RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH!!  I’m always looking at how far the BAH goes, what neighborhoods are the nicest, where the best schools are, what has the easiest commute, etc.  Wouldn’t it be great if there was one place to visit that would give you all that information or at…

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PCS, Uncategorized

To Claim or Not To Claim?!

So we did it.  We made it from Fort Campbell to Dallas.  The moving truck came and went.  The movers were not particularly confidence inspiring, but to be honest we have only had one set of movers that we believed in.  Which of course leaves us with the same old question:  To Claim or not To Claim?! First: Make Sure…

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milspouse, PCS

When The Army Finally Gives You Answers

Our no later than date came and went…. No real surprise there.  I almost expect it at this point.  You know who doesn’t expect it?  My mother-in-law.  Had to field constant questions from her, without any real answers… but whatever.  I’m used to that by now… Two weeks after we were supposed to find out what our plans were, we…

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milspouse

Is the New Year Bringing Big Changes for You?!

“Cause, man…. Do we got some stuff coming down the pike…. I think that everyone has some sort of reaction to the end/beginning of a new year.  Personally, I think that it affects milspouses the most. With how hectic and chaotic military life can get, a new calendar year can bring A LOT of change.  Even when changes are expected…

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