Perhaps you’ve had a taste of Vegas. It’s no secret that people travel from all over the country to experience sin city, but what you learn about Vegas in that short visit is just a small sampling of what the city really has to offer. So, if you’re moving to Nellis AFB, I first want to say congrats! Second, I want to share a few things that you should know before you make the move to this lively desert city. 17 Things to Know Before You Move to Nellis AFB 1. Nellis is divided in two by a civilian road. On main side you’ll find housing, the commissary, exchange, BX, chapel, and most other thin... read more
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Headed to Fort Hood? Feeling overwhelmed? Relax. Military Town Advisor has you covered. There’s no better time than right now to have orders in hand to move to Fort Hood. You might be intimidated by the size and distance of the base, but with the fresh and detailed information that Military Town Advisor has just released, your PCS to The Great Place is going to be the best one yet. It’s about that time to start researching for a mid-cycle move, or for those industrious folks who want to get a head start for PCS Season 2019, here you go, in one concise round up: Fort Hood: the Best of What You... read more
Eek! Did summer blow by way too fast? Don’t worry; Quantico, Virginia , stays warm well into October, so there’s time to sneak in a few more summer events before it’s time to officially welcome fall. Even if you don’t get to try every activity, many of them roll into cool weather excursions, like “U-Pick” farms and hikes through historic sites. Start with these events focused on warmer days. You probably won’t be swimming in Lake Anna in November! Quantico Outdoor Activities Marine Corps Community Services . MCSS is close to home, so take advantage of inexpensive outdoor activities ranging fr... read more
Lucky you! You’re on your way to one of the most requested assignments the military has! Joint Base Lewis-McChord has so much to offer, that the majority of military families have to squeeze in every must-see tourist outing before it’s time to PCS once more. No doubt you’ve heard about the rain. And more rain. But, consider this, the average rainfall for the area is close to the national average. The rain just spreads thinly via drizzle over a longer amount of days. Washouts aren’t common, so the local population just goes with the rain flow and carries on with their planned activities. Speak... read more
When you settle in at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Randolph, Texas , you’ll quickly get a feel for why this installation goes by the name “The Showplace of the Air Force.” The base is brimming with old world charm and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. The distinctive “Taj Majal” administration building has been a notable landmark since 1931. Not far from Randolph, you’ll find a myriad of family-friendly housing communities. In popular locations like Schertz and Cibolo , life in the San Antonio suburbs is as sweet as the tea the friendly neighbors are sipping. If you’re on the hunt for a... read more