Living Like a Local: Naval Base Kitsap

While the famous Seattle skyline lies just across the water from Naval Base Kitsap, and the bustling Emerald City is only a ferry ride...

PCSing to Paradise: Moving to Hawaii

You thought, discussed, lost sleep, thought some more, and, finally, the wishlist is in. You're cautiously optimistic about the opportunity to PCS to paradise. Then, surprise!...

Bringing History to Life: Tryon Palace, New Bern, NC

New Bern is a small town with tons of charm! As the original capital of North Carolina, there is an abundance of well-preserved history,...

Living Like a Local: Fort Huachuca

There are a number of places you can be stationed as an Army family that send shivers up and down your spine. Fort Drum,...

Living Like A Local: MCAS Cherry Point

Welcome to Eastern North Carolina! Here you can expect relatively mild winters, humid summers, mosquitoes by the masses, friendly people ready to help, and...

How to Ride a Japanese Local Train with Live Iwakuni

If there is one thing military spouses just can't get enough of, it's acronyms. Cricket chirp...cricket chirp — OK, OK, we kid. Acronymns are the worst. But,...

Living Like a Local: Fort Gordon, Georgia

Fort Gordon, Georgia is nestled in the beautiful land of peaches, college football, and golf. For some, it’s a dream duty station, for others...

Living Like a Local: Fort Bragg, NC

Fort Bragg in North Carolina is a popular duty station for those in the Army, though you might hear a heavy gasp when you...

Shopping the Konbini Store (Japanese Convenience Store) with Live Iwakuni

When you're living in Japan, certain things are just...harder. You'll use Google Translate (with only moderate success) more than your shopping list at the...

Northern Virginia Winter Bucket List

Virginia is a bounty of history as the birthplace of our forefathers. It's also full of fun and festivities during the holiday season. With...

SoCal Winter Bucket List

There is so much to see in Southern California any time of year — and during the holiday season of November and December, there are...

Live Iwakuni Presents: Japanese Shopping Essentials

Shopping in a foreign country is a little bit extra sometimes — just like guac at Subway. But, even if you're the most dedicated of...

Living Like a Local: NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field

Warm, emerald green waters lap at your ankles as your feet burrow deeper into the white sand. Sandpipers dare to inch their way closer...

Living Like a Local: Wiesbaden, Germany

Getting orders to Germany is quickly accompanied by a rush of emotions, ranging from joy to fear. It’s overwhelming thinking about spending three years...

Living Like A Local: Date Night at Liberty Station

San Diego is a dream duty station for those who enjoy exploring and being active in its near-perfect weather. While there is no shortage...

Ghosts Aboard the USS Lexington

A big part of living like a local in any military community is knowing the local legends — proven or otherwise. Climbing aboard the...

Living Like a Local: The Perfect Kid’s Day at Liberty Station...

If you have been stationed in San Diego or one of the surrounding locations, you will find that there is no shortage of things...

Pumpkin Patches near Military Installations

It's prime pumpkin patch time! As fall rolls around each year — and you roll into your first fall at a new installation — you start...

5 Ways to Unlock an Adventurous Life in Quantico, VA

As a bucket-list-crossing, hiking-stick-adventuring, native-Texan learning to adapt to various places of residence, I was pleasantly surprised by our Quantico adventure. Upon arrival with our...

Southern Shrimp and Grits Recipe

When you think of Southern food, you probably immediately think fried. While you certainly would be correct about that, there are also some interesting...

Living Like a Local: Monterey, CA

Tell any military spouse you’re California-bound and you’ll get replies that mimic a game of Scategories: 29 Palms — San Diego — Miramar! When...

Living Like a Local: MCAS Iwakuni

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni isn’t quite the island oasis of Okinawa, and, unlike bases near Tokyo, it doesn’t have the feel of...

Living Like a Local: NAS Corpus Christi

Yippee-kai-yay, military mama, you’re going to NAS Corpus Christi in the great state! You might start your PCS prep by checking your WTForecast app to see what...

Okinawan Taco Rice

If you have been stationed in Okinawa, then you are well aware of the foodie phenomenon called taco rice, a culinary culture clash of...

Back to School: Orders to the Naval Postgraduate School

Coming off just about any other tour, with all the deployments, crazy hours, and psycho tempo, orders to the Naval Postgraduate School, or NPS,...

Crash Course In Japanese Culture

You’re never really quite prepared for the first time you face off against a squatty potty, but a crash course in Japanese culture, customs,...

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