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,...