Here are a few of my favorite resources I have found online for those inevitable deployments, and stressful PCS moves. Anything from my go-to blog to amazing companies that will make your PCS move and deployments easier to manage. I am so excited to share these resources with you! Share in the comments your go-to blogs and must-haves, when preparing for a deployment or PCS.
Military spouses are stronger together, so here's to happier and easier deployments and PCS moving experiences!
Soldiers Wife, Crazy Life
Julie is the owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a blog to help support other military spouses through deployments, PCS moves, or anything else military life throws at you.
She has been a military spouse for almost 15 years, with her husband having served in the active-duty Army and now the Army National Guard.
They have lived in Germany, and Tennessee during their time as a military family, have three boys and have been through four deployments.
She loves to read, write, and be apart of the milspouse blogging community.
Click the link to IML’s featured blog post about Fort Sill!
Check out her amazing book
By Noralee Jones and Julie Provost.
Sea to Sea With Love
Deployment Care Package Flare
Rachelle is the owner and creator of Sea to Sea with Love.
She is a Navy wife of 10 years and a stay at home mom to three little ones. Rachelle creates each care package flaps by hand, and ships them with love.
Check her out on Facebook
Click to view in slideshow
Deployment Milspouse Care Packages
Brave Crate now supports thousands of Military Spouses each year with a carefully curated monthly delivery of self development and personal wellness products that allow her to shift her focus away from counting the days and onto setting goals and finding joy- so that she can conquer the deployment countdown and meet her spouse at homecoming as the strongest and most resilient version of herself.
Brave Crate offers monthly, 3-month or 6-month plans for military spouses who are counting down deployment. Our gift option is so incredibly special to me, and includes a handwritten note from the sender in each box.
BRAVE CRATE PRICING
- Month-to-month: $39.99
- 3- Month Plan: $36.99/month
- 6- Month Plan: $33.99/ month
Non-renewing gift plans available. Gift plan include a handwritten note!
PCS Moving Must-Have
Shea is an Army wife with two kids, and the owner of BoxOps!
She started working on her business in 2018 after a horrible move. Previously they had always moved themselves so this was a big wake-up call.
That's when she realized that if she had been more organized & aware of the process, it would have been so much smoother - so I set out to help others be more prepared!
She started out trying to improve what was available with some basic color-coded moving labels and it snowballed from there - they've evolved a lot over time and now she is launching new designs soon that will offer the best functionality on the market!
Pride & Grit
Overseas Moving Guide
We hope you find this useful.
We’ve included our thoughts on everything from Non-Temporary storage to what to do the day before packers arrive and everything in between. Every OCONUS move has its own unique needs and challenges, but this should get you started.
If you’d like to share this guide with friends, send them to http://www.prideandgrit.com/planning-guide. We’ll take care of the rest!
If you have gems of your own you’d like to share email us at firstname.lastname@example.org If you don’t already, follow our journey on Facebook or Instagram @PrideandGrit
Click the link to view or download the PDF
Want to be featured on our Deployment and PCS page? We would love to hear from you. Send us a message!
- Career and Entrepreneur Resources
- Children's Edition
- Happy Home: DIY and Decor
- Healthy Lifestyle (wellness and fitness)
- IML Must Reads
- IML Team
- It's a Military Child Life
- It's a Military Connection
- It’s a Military Outreach Life
- Life as a Military Spouse
- Military Children with Exceptional Needs
- Military Families with Exception Needs
- Milso Entrepreneur
- Pay it Forward
- Q & A
- Remembering Our Veterans
- Self Care
- Teen's Edition
- Veteran Pen Pal Project