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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Life at Edwards AFB in California

Life at Edwards AFB in California Hey there, my name is Catherine. I’m an Air Force wife, mother to 2 beautiful daughters and content creator for my blog Love always, Catherine. We’ve been stationed at Edwards AFB in California for about 3 years now and have come to know life on and off base quite well. Tell me about the area When I mention California, you may be thinking sunny beaches and tons of ocean right? Well, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Edwards AFB is located in the desert. Yes, the beautiful desert where the …

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How to Plan a PCS Road Trip

This post is sponsored by Pcsing.com!  You are stationed in New York, and your spouse gets orders to Arizona. Report date? June 15th! With your three kids, two dogs, and big old van, why not turn your PCS into a PCS road trip? Sometimes when you PCS you will get on an airplane, and land in your new location hours later. You are excited about your new duty station, but the plane trip? Not so much. If you go on a PCS road trip, the actual time it takes to get there can be just as exciting. When planning such a …

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That Darn Emergency Contact

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That Darn Emergency Contact One part of military life is possibly moving every few years. In a 20-year long military career, you could move anywhere from two or three to eight or nine depending on career plans. For some, moving every two or three years is normal. Some military families move even more often. While sometimes you do get to stay at the same duty station for a longer period of time, that isn’t the norm. When you move, you really have to start over. You have to make a new house a home, you have to find new doctors, dentists, even …

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4 Tips For Your Next Short-Term Move

4 Tips For Your Next Short-Term Move

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine. 4 Tips For Your Next Short-Term Move Short-term moves can happen in military life. Not every military family stays put for three to four years. Maybe there is a special school that your service member needs to go to; maybe it just makes more sense to move home for the time he will be deployed, whatever the reason, a short-term move can come with its only complications.   Here are four tips to help you through a short-term move: It’s …

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How To Go About House Hunting From Afar

How To Go About House Hunting From Afar

Excited to have this guest post from Millie! Please visit my Duty Station Guest Posts page for more information on guest posting 🙂 How To Go About House Hunting From Afar “We have orders to WHERE???” By Kellie Artis, gomillie.com Once the orders drop, there are a few decisions that need to be made: will we live on base or off? And if we decide to live off base, will we rent or will we buy? Each of these decision points come with several considerations, but let’s just say that you decide to rent or buy a home in the …

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PCSing This Summer? These Relocation Tips Will Help!

PCSing This Summer? These Relocation Tips Will Help!

Happy to have a guest post from Charlene Wilde about dealing with relocation! If you would like to guest post on Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life, please visit my Duty Station Guest Post page or make sure to send me an email for more details!  Dealing with relocation this summer? These tips can help. As many military spouses know, the summer doesn’t just mean that kids are out of school and beaches are open for business. At this time of year permanent changes of station become more frequent and dealing with the challenges that come with relocation is a reality for …

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6 Reasons To Be Excited About A PCS, Even When You Don’t Want To Leave Where You Are

6 Reasons To Be Excited About A PCS, Even When You Don't Want To Leave Where You Are

6 Reasons To Be Excited About A PCS, Even When You Don’t Want To Leave Where You Are You love where you live. You have a lovely house, the perfect group of friends, your kids enjoy where you are, and the schools are fantastic. You have already been there for three years, but you are hoping you can stay a little longer. Then your spouse comes home with orders, to a new duty station, 2,000 miles away. While some military spouses can’t wait to move and get away from their current duty station, you are not one of them. You …

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13 Memes for a Military PCS

13 Memes for a Military PCS

13 Memes for a Military PCS PCSing! A big part of being a military spouse is moving every few years. While some families move after a just year and some don’t move for five or more, most military families are moving at least every 3-4 years. And that doesn’t include moving to a different home at the same duty station. I have been through three PCS moves myself. We moved from Kentucky to Germany, within Germany, and then to Tennessee. In addition to that, I have probably moved about 15 times since leaving my parents house. Moving isn’t very much …

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