The 10 Worst Duty Stations

The 10 Worst Duty Stations

Duty stations are such a popular topic. People always want to know everything about where they are going to PCS or the differences in duty stations. They want to know all about the best duty stations and the worst duty stations. I have thought about making a list of the 10 worst duty stations for a while. I know there are certain places where people just dread going, and maybe for good reason. These places aren’t the ideal, especially when you could get stationed at some amazing places. However, I also strongly believe that you can “bloom where you are …

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What To Do When You Are Feeling Homesick At Your Duty Station

At Your Duty Station

As a military spouse, you might be far from home and that isn’t always easy. Being the family member that misses everything is hard. Being the one that can’t go to the baby shower or misses birthdays on a regular basis is difficult to deal with. Being the one without having family nearby can be frustrating. As a military family you could end up in so many amazing places, Hawaii, Germany, Japan…✈️ You might end up on the East Coast when you have never been east of Utah before. You might end up in South Korea when you never even …

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Being Content When The Military Moves You Far From Home

Being Content When The Military Moves You Far From Home

Being Content When The Military Moves You Far From Home I moved out of my parents home and away from my hometown when I was 18.5 years old. I couldn’t wait to explore and live somewhere else. I couldn’t wait for that independence. I was so ready and left when I had the chance to go. When I did that, I didn’t know how far that independence would take me. When I was 26, we moved from Northern California to Kentucky, even further away. When my husband joined the Army, we moved to Germany, an ocean away. We came back …

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30 Reasons Why You Should Live On Post At Your Next Duty Station

30 Reasons Why You Should Live On Post At Your Next Duty Station

30 Reasons Why You Should Live On Post At Your Next Duty Station There is always an ongoing debate about whether you should live on post (or base) once you PCS somewhere new. Some say that living on post is the only way. Others like off post living and don’t think twice about it. And others decide based on the duty station and what is available to them. Here are 30 reasons why you should live on post, but don’t worry if you don’t agree, there are also 30 reasons why you shouldn’t live on post too. 1. It’s super convenient …

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Living in Key West, Florida

Living in Key West, Florida

Happy to have this guest post by Mindy on Key West, Florida. Please visit my Duty station guest post page for posts on other locations or more information about how you can write a guest post about where you have been stationed.  Key West, FL. Home of NAS Key West, Coast Guard Sector and JIATF South. You will find every branch of the military here and a diverse group of locals. Living in Key West can be amazing and difficult at the same time. Being here is an adventure, from the gloriously blue waters to the fun animals you will find. The …

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How to Clean Your House Before a Big Move

  Becoming a military spouse means that you serve your country almost as much as your spouse does. Military families often move once every few years, and some families might find themselves moving as frequently as once a year or once every few months. Whether this is your first move or you move so often that it feels like old hat to you, you can still benefit from advice from other military families. Those families often discuss the importance of cleaning their homes before moving. Go Through Rooms One at a Time Military families generally get a few months’ notice …

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AHRN Giveaways And Win A $50 giftcard to MilitaryLuggage.com

AHRN (Automated Home Referral Network) is a fantastic resource for looking for a new rental home at your next duty station. We used it when we were moving to Fort Campbell. They make it easy to search for rentals and tell you how much you will expect to have to pay for rent. I am excited to share that in celebration of turning 10 years old, they will be giving away some amazing prizes!   You can win vacation resort certificates, gift cards, move credit and Military luggage! The promotion ends on June 27th so make sure you make you …

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PCS Prep Advice: Make Your Next Military Move Easier

Summer is Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season for us military families. Although a PCS can happen any time of the year, summer is when the majority of relocations occur. Moving is stressful, no matter how many times you’ve done it. Whether you are a PCS novice or an old pro, the following tips can help you and your family get settled in your new home quickly. Set the Wheels in Motion The first thing you should do once you know your destination and the details of your PCS is contact housing, transportation and relocation assistance offices. These valuable resources …

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