How to Make a PCS Binder

How to Make a PCS Binder

What do all PCS moves have in common? There is more than one right answer…but I think we can all agree they are STRESSFUL. There’s nothing quite like waiting for months to receive hard orders to suddenly be told by your detailer, “so I know you had verbals to Bangor, but you’re actually needed in [...]

6 Tricare Resources to Take Advantage Of

6 Tricare Resources to Take Advantage Of

In honor of World Health Day, we wanted to highlight some health insurance resources you might not be aware of. Tricare is the designated health insurance for military members and their dependents, and everyone's experience is different. Whether you love it or hate it, try to familarize yourself with the resources and processes to avoid [...]

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 [...]

What to Do When You Don’t Love Your Duty Station

What to Do When You Don’t Love Your Duty Station
I may not love where I live in Colorado, but I loved having the chance to drive to Arches National Park over the summer. I got to see some amazing sights that I never would have had the chance to see otherwise.

Military spouses are so resilient. From enduring deployments and PCS'ing to making new friends, we can survive and thrive through it all. But what do you do when you are stationed somewhere you just don’t love? How do you get out of your funk and make the most of it? When I was newly married, [...]

Welcome to The Mess: Your Guide to Chief Season

Welcome to The Mess: Your Guide to Chief Season

Congratulations on this amazing moment and accomplishment for your spouse! Your spouse has distinguished themselves as not only a technical expert, but a leader. Chiefs are important cause to bridge the gap between enlisted and officers acting not only as supervisors but advocates for their sailors. The next few weeks will not only be exciting [...]