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Troop Cars Shipped Recently Showing Up Faster

If you shipped your car to or from an overseas duty station after Aug. 1 (or are getting ready to) you may be in luck. According to a new DoD report based on a random sampling, most cars are now … [Read more...]

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How to Live When the Military Forces a Pause

Anonymous ... raw ... lost. Even though it’s been a mere two years since our last military-mandated move, I’d nearly forgotten the feelings that would hit me on leaving a beloved location and … [Read more...]

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YDU: Gifted and Talented In One State, Not In Another?

Why didn’t you tell me my daughter would be gifted and talented in one state and not in another? Even temporarily? I was just reading on SpouseBuzz about how all 50 states are trying to make … [Read more...]

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Moving in High School? Worst Advice We Give Our Teens

Moving in high school? Then you are probably a military teen. According to the National Military Family Association, military children will say good-bye to more significant people by age 18 than the … [Read more...]

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Top 10 Duty Stations You Gotta See For Yourself

Ask a young military spouse about what he or she is looking forward to about military life and they always, always, ALWAYS mention travel. Ask seasoned military spouses what they have loved best … [Read more...]

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Mail Forwarding Headaches Overseas Be Gone!

Remember the time you moved from one state to another and just went on the internet to file your new address? And remember how your mail just started showing up seamlessly at your new place not long … [Read more...]

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Vehicles Gone Missing? The Shipping Problem

Officials with a company newly responsible for shipping service member's personal operated vehicles (POVs) too and from overseas locations say they have absolutely not lost any vehicles in the … [Read more...]

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Moving Military Kids: It’s All About the Parents

Moving military kids is really dependent on the mom and the dad, the service member and the spouse.  That's what the research on military families says. Adults who can keep a reasonably positive … [Read more...]

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7 Ways Military Movers Want You To Get Ready

Editor's note: When we published an anonymous post from a military mover on what movers want you to know, you asked for more. What, exactly, is the best way to get ready for your movers? Our … [Read more...]

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Civilians Can Rent Military Housing

Have perpetually empty houses on your base? Your next new on-base neighbor could be a non-military affiliated civilian getting all the perks of on-base living without any of the sacrifice. If your … [Read more...]

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Mailbag: How Do I Pick a Good Neighborhood?

Think back to your last Permament Change of Station (PCS), and you'll remember the anxiety you felt trying to decide where, exactly, you were going to live. On base? Off base? And, if off, what … [Read more...]

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5 Things Military Movers Want You to Know

I am a packer. I work for a moving company, and I go to houses every day and pack military family belongings. I  have so much respect for these military families and everything they go … [Read more...]

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The Best ‘Home is Where’ Ideas Ever!

Regular people in decorating magazines collect ceramic chickens, hotel silver, blue and white plates, itty bitty Elvises. Military folks collect addresses. Lots and lots of addresses. When you move … [Read more...]

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DoD To Roll Out New Housing Site

Military families were a little surprised when the Defense Department (DoD) decided not to renew their contract sponsorship of the popular Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) website late last … [Read more...]

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PCSing? File for Unemployment

You finally get the job of your dreams. You are working at it for a year or so and just getting comfortable. Then, whoosh -- the rug is pulled out from under your feet as your active duty spouse tells … [Read more...]

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How to Prep for a PCS Before Orders

Butterflies in my stomach. A tightening in my chest. A insatiable desire to use Google. Obsessively creating check lists. I'm on the cusp of our next PCS. If you're like me, the beginning of the … [Read more...]

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New List Narrows Down Great Communities

Think back with me to your last PCS (or focus on the one you're doing now) and remember just how hard/terrifying/unsettling/frustrating it is to pick the perfect neighborhood for your family. There's … [Read more...]

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How to Plan a Kick-Butt PCS

Whether you've been expecting new orders to come down or a change of duty station comes as a complete surprise, it's important to get your family squared away ASAP. Before you go off kicking and … [Read more...]