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Ramstein Air Base is in the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC), the largest U.S. military community in Europe. It’s 90 minutes from Frankfurt and about 4 hours from Paris, making it a great starting point for exploring Europe or other places in Germany. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to fly Space-A to Ramstein. If you are new to Space-A flying, read this Quickstart Guide to Space-A Flights first to get a basic understanding of how the process works. 1. Ramstein is the most accessible base in Europe when flying from the Continental United States (CONUS). The CONUS locatio... read more

Why Hiring a School Search Concierge is Perfect for Military Families You might need a School Search Concierge…and not even know it! Every day, my Facebook feed is flooded, and I mean overflowing, with one kind of question: “I’m moving to XYZ. Which school should I send my kids to?” It’s a totally valid question. Just not one that you should ever rely on Facebook to answer for you. If your kid has a rash, do you ask Facebook (your friends or a group) to diagnose it for you? No, you go to the doctor. They’ll prescribe some medicine and give you qualified advice. When your car is making funky s... read more

14 Things Every Military Fa mily Should Look for in a Sch ool “What do I look for in a school?” is what pretty much every military family is asking right now. Every parent I’ve ever worked with has asked me that question. It’s super tricky to pin down the things that make a great school. Is it location? Area demographics? Extras? Curriculum? Honestly, it’s all of those things, and so much more! Finding a great school can be hard, so let’s take a peek at the most important parts of a great school for military families. 1. Zoning: Every school system is zoned slightly differently. Some systems ... read more

Japan is one of the most unique travel destinations in the world and well worth the time and effort required to get there. Flying Space-A to Japan is an incredible opportunity that makes the possibility of visiting this beautiful country very realistic. Here’s what you need to know to plan your trip. If you are new to Space-A flying, read this Quickstart Guide to Space-A Flights first to get a basic understanding of how the process works. 1. The CONUS passenger terminals with the most Space-A flights to Japan are Travis Air Force Base and Seattle Tacoma (SeaTac) International Airport From Sea... read more

Why Every Military Family Should Have a School PCS Binder You probably already have one or two or a billion PCS binders kicking around your house. Somewhere. But did you know you should have a school PCS binder too? Instead of throwing even more papers into your already overcrowded PCS binder, make mini-binders to handle only the school stuff. Why Every Military Family Should Have a School PCS Binder First things first, you need a few things to make a school PCS binder: 1″ three ring binders with hard plastic covers and pockets (get a bigger binder if your child has extra education plans or m... read more