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Booze Allowed in Boxes for Marine Corps Families

Maradmin 289/19 was released on May 16th, announcing changes to what can be officially packed for Marine Corps families! What, pray tell,...
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House Camping Recipes to Feed Your Family When the Moving Truck...

Nutritious meals during a PCS? Eating in transit usually means all the restaurant food, but it is possible to feed your family...
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What to Pack in Your Military Express Shipment + Tips

Ah, PCS. An acronym that every military spouse knows far too well, and yet, it’s never quite mastered. Every move comes with...
All Of Your Va Home Loan Questions Answered

All of Your VA Home Loan Questions Answered

PCSing stands for Permanent Chaos & Stress, right? One area that adds a cloud of anxiety the buying and selling a home...
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Cross-Country PCS Tips

Moving is stressful. Moving across the country is stressful. Moving across the country with two kids under 5? That’s totally not, right? Here are...
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Host a Take My Stuff Party

There are two major problems when moving. OK, there are many — but the two most important tasks everyone thinks about leading up to...
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5 Ways to Cope When Orders Change

This is one of those things that doesn’t seem like a big deal. Oh, you were supposed to move to California, and now you’re...
How To Move Your Business When You Pcs

How To Move Your Business When You PCS

As a military spouse, traditional employment is something that is not guaranteed. Most of us have left the stability of a typical...
Administrative Weight Limitation (awl) Change For Accompanied Marines To Japan

Administrative Weight Limitation (AWL) Change for Accompanied Marines to Japan

Updated 8 April 2019 MARADMIN has been published, and can be viewed here.
What To Expect When You Pcs On The Patriot Express

What to Expect When You PCS on the Patriot Express

It’s the jetliner taking you on the long haul — the final stretch of the biggest (or second biggest if you’re returning...
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5 Tips for Finding a Home at Your New Duty Station

This is a guest post from MilitarybyOwner Any fan of HGTV or other home shopping shows will tell...
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The Best Route for a Cross-Country PCS + the Best Places...

PCS — it means permanent change of station (or probably changing my sanity). Picture a cross-country PCS…with two children under 5, traveling 3,300+ miles...
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5 Things to Help Children Through a PCS Transition

Board results are out and orders are coming in. 'Tis the season to prepare for a PCS. Military children deal with a...
10 Pcs Tips For Your Car That You Need This Pcs Season

10 PCS Tips for Your Car that You Need this PCS...

This post is sponsored by Lloyd Mats. PCS season is rapidly approaching. Even if you haven't gotten your...
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Moving to the Ring of Fire? Here’s What You Need to...

All eyes were on the Hawaiian Islands and their volcanic activity over the summer. In the military community, we look to Hawaii and the...
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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!...
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Sponsoring a Military Family: It’s a Family Affair

“What are the last four of your sponsor’s social?” Every military spouse who’s been married longer than a month can answer that with less...
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Be the Welcome Wagon: Useful Ideas to Welcome Your Neighbors

Ever moved to a new duty station, unpacked your household goods, and wondered what in the world you’re going to do next? Felt like...
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How My Baby Helped Me Make Friends

You know the phrase when it rains, it pours? Well, it might not rain in California, but for my husband and I, the move...
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PCS Horror Stories

The summer season is typically known as a time of vacation and fun, but for many military families, it is the time known as...
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Changes to Come for PCS Moves as Summer 2018 Ignites Fury...

Summer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves are the things that keep families awake at night, wondering not only if their household goods will...
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Celebrating Holidays in a TLF

Yay! You got orders, and you successfully made it to the temporary lodging facility (TLF) at your new home base. You know (with like...
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The Scariest Part of PCSing: Friend Dating

Congratulations — you did it! You successfully moved your family to a new duty station, unpacked and organized all of your belongings in your...
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PCS Stories: The Good and the Bad from One Seasoned MilSpouse

If there is one thing that brand new military moms have in common with those who have lived this life for over 20 years,...
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PCS Workouts to Keep You On Track While You’re On the...

The season of PCS can throw a curveball at your workout routine. You're driving across the country, staying in multiple hotels, and don't have...
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Moving to Hurricane Territory? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Military families rarely get hometown orders — or even orders to familiar regions of the country. Along with learning the lay of the land —...
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10 Stages of PCS Season with #TheDependas

Well, PCS season is in full swing, and that means we are all going through some of the tell-tale stages of PCSing. Night sweats,...
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Surviving the TLF with Kids

Let’s start by putting the wondering minds to rest, TLF stands for temporary lodging facility in military land, and there are three reasons why...
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Packing for an OCONUS Move: Tips and Lists

There's a commercial that plays daily on the American Forces Network (AFN, as the hip folks call it) that dramatizes what not to do...
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Staying Fit and Eating Clean During PCS Limbo

Going through a permanent change of station (PCS) is a real pain in the a--. But it’s what military members and their families do....
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Surviving a PCS Road Trip with Kids

You’re about to set off on an epic road trip across the states! You’ve got an awesome playlist already streaming through your mind. You’re...
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MILLIE: A Change in the Way We PCS

There’s a new powerhouse in the world of military relocation (yes, I'm talking about the dreaded PCS). Its name is MILLIE. Ever heard of...