Tag: duty station

Military Moms Blog Guide to Duty Stations

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The hallmark of military life is the dreaded permanent change of station. Whether you are sitting in an empty home with only the smell of...

10 Reasons to Love Being Stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

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When we moved to South Carolina, I didn't know what to expect. I knew it was going to be a heck of a lot...

It Takes a Village, But Turnover is High

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One of the challenges of being a military spouse is that you are unlikely to live near your (or your spouse's) family. That means...

5 Must-See Beaches When Stationed in Jacksonville, NC

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When military families first find out they’re going to be stationed in Jacksonville, North Carolina, they tend to be less than thrilled. They were...

Air Command and Staff College: The Good, The Bad and the...

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My phone rang as I was leaving the grocery store. It was my husband. I hadn't thought much of it because he often calls...

Keep Abilene Boring: A Guide to Dyess Air Force Base

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Yes, that is the unofficial slogan for this West Texas town, population 115,930.  By the time we finally move this summer, we will have lived...

In Defense of the Bad Duty Station

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We’ve all been there. That dreaded phone call. “Orders came in. Are you sitting down?” “Yes…” A prickly anticipation fills the air, like your foot falling...

Oahu PCS: How to Prepare for Paradise

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Although it's March, for many of you, it still feels like winter. Most of my friends are posting pictures of snowy landscapes and adorable...

The Struggle to Choose Joy

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We’ve been at our new duty station for a little over seven months now, so we have passed the “adjustment period” of a typical...

Making the Most of a New Duty Station When It’s Only...

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  When my husband received orders to San Antonio, Texas, we knew it was only temporary. It happened to be one stop of many for his...

The Best of Pensacola for Kids of All Ages

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Pensacola, Florida, is known for its white sand beaches and emerald waters. It also is the home to multiple Naval Air Stations and specific...

Military Moms Blog PCS Roundup

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Helping Kids Prosper Through PCS Season: 1 Her life was changing, cardboard boxes or not. And for military kids who are so often asked to...