Living Like a Local: MCAS Iwakuni

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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...

SoCal Winter Bucket List

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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

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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: 9 Best Brunch Spots Near Camp Pendleton

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If you use brunch as a socially acceptable excuse for day drinking (we’re not judging!), think brunch without champagne is just a...

Ghosts Aboard the USS Lexington

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

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

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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...

Back to School: Orders to the Naval Postgraduate School

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

Living Like a Local: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Family-Friendly Things to Do

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Welcome to your new duty station, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Or is it actually in Maine? This was...

Living Like A Local: MCAS Cherry Point

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

Living Like a Local: NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field

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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: NAS Corpus Christi

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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...

Living Like a Local: 11 Kid-Friendly Restaurants Near Camp Pendleton

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North County, San Diego is full of amazing authentic eats, but how do you know which restaurants are suitable for kids? We’ve...

Living Like a Local: Birthing Options for Military Spouses around San...

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This post is sponsored by Best Start Birth Center in San Diego, California. If you are a...

Living Like a Local: Naval Base Kitsap

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

Living Like a Local: Restaurants in Rota Spain for Every Occasion

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If you’re lucky enough to get stationed in Rota, Spain, expect to eat well. The local cuisine – heavy on the seafood...

Living Like a Local: Monterey, CA

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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...