National Ice Cream Day: Our Favorite Shops at Every Duty Station

National Ice Cream Day: Our Favorite Shops at Every Duty Station

Today marks National Ice Cream Day! Here's our round up of favorite ice cream shops at every duty station: Honolulu, HI Photo courtesy of SomiSomi SomiSomi.  A special Korean dessert known as “Ah-Boong”, a fish-shaped waffle cone filled with your choice of filling and topped with soft serve.Black Sheep Cream Co. Unique flavors like Chai [...]

One Day in Charleston: Must-Do Itinerary For Friends & Family

One Day in Charleston: Must-Do Itinerary For Friends & Family

One of the greatest benefits of the military lifestyle is the opportunity to live in new and unique places. So we are starting a new series - One Day! Do you have friends from home or in-laws visiting for the weekend? We want to provide you with spouse-approved itineraries for your duty station. Whether you [...]

How to Celebrate Father’s Day When Dad is Deployed

How to Celebrate Father’s Day When Dad is Deployed

Is Dad deployed or on patrol this year for Father’s Day? Not sure how or if you should celebrate? Here are a few ideas that may help you decide how to spend your Sunday: Change up your normal dinner routine Order takeout, maybe from Dad’s favorite place, and choose a fun place to sit and [...]

7 Phrases & Sayings to Sound Like a Local in Charleston

7 Phrases & Sayings to Sound Like a Local in Charleston
Photo courtesy of Charleston Regional Development Alliance

Charleston and the state of South Carolina, much like its southern neighbors, have many colloquial phrases. From the founding families to the Geechee and Gullah communities, Charleston has many unique sayings. But there is one constant: the twang of the famous South Carolina accent. My husband and I recently PCS'd to Charleston. If and when [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Festivals at Every Duty Station

St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Festivals at Every Duty Station

Happy March! As we look ahead to St. Patrick's Day, many duty station communities around the country are returning to their festivals and parades! From beer runs and races to parades and scavenger hunts, check out the local events near you: Bangor: St. Patty’s Day Poulsbo Beer Run Photo courtesy of Poulsbo Beer Run The Poulsbo [...]

NMCRS Visiting Nurse Program & How You Can Take Advantage Of It

NMCRS Visiting Nurse Program & How You Can Take Advantage Of It

Did you know that the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has a non-insurance-based Visiting Nurse Program that can assist you with health education, research, and referrals? Navigating the health care systems at each new duty station can be downright frustrating, and adding your children’s healthcare on top of that and you’ve got a full-time job [...]