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
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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
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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
Flying Space-A Without Your Sponsor: How Military Spouses Can Travel Solo Did you know that as a dependent (18 years or older), you can take a military Space-A flight without your sponsor? However, there are restrictions to where and how often you can travel, depending on your category . Here’s how you figure out what category you’re in, where you can fly, what paperwork you need, and how to sign up. Information for All Unaccompanied Dependents For all categories, you obtain the required paperwork from your sponsor’s commander. You must keep the paperwork with you at all times while traveling... read more
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Got Orders? PCS Proof Your Military Child’s School Transition Those PCS order just hit…cue the insanity. If you’re moving with school-aged children, the process just got a whole lot harder. School transitions are super hard! Not only are you moving all of your things and your family, you’re also going to be searching for schools. With so many options out there, it’s a lot to take in. Instead of freaking out, make your child’s school move as seamless as possible! PCS Proof Your Military Child’s School Transitions Now, just like regular PCSing, moving your child’s move easier is never a 100% gu... read more