Crash Pad 101: Where & How

In the first part of our Crash Pad 101 Series, we talked about what a crash pad is and why you should stay in one. Here’s a quick refresher: Crash Pad – a fully-furnished, full-service, housing option located off of the installation but that costs the same as on-base lodging. It may also be called […]

Celebrating the Holidays Away from Home

For many, the winter holiday season is long-awaited and full of decades worth of family traditions and memories. But for many members of the military and their family, the winter months also bring TDY travel and PCS moves, which can interfere with long-standing traditions and the ideal holiday. Here are some tips to make the […]

Crash Pad 101: The What and Why

Sometimes, military life can be confusing. Ridiculously confusing. Like when you have a four-day weekend and no one ever checks in on you, but the minute it starts raining hard on a Saturday, the phone tree gets activated and things start to get crazy. But there are one or two things we can clear up […]

Make Your Next PCS an Awesome Road Trip

Leaving your duty station has its perks, traveling, being the best one! Visiting new places and seeing new things is something seasoned military members and their families long for. We are so used to moving every few years, that many of us get the desire to travel if we are stagnant for too long. If […]

Treat Yourself For Veterans Day

Our friends over at put together a fantastic list of Veterans Day discounts and deals, and picked some that you will especially like! From giveaways to discounts to free meals, they’ve got the full list over on their website. Keep scrolling for those we think you’ll like! Giveaways Hawks Cay Resort In Collaboration with […]

Relocation Resources to Be Thankful For

Military families must learn the secrets to living out of suitcases for months and unpacking a household’s worth of boxes in just two days. Each new duty assignment comes with its own unique challenges, however, lengthier TDY assignments push families to quickly adapt and hit the ground running. At Military Crashpad, we want to help […]

The Very Scary Side of Temporary Lodging

What’s wrong with staying in on-base lodging? Nothing, really. Lodging is … lodging. You get your basic bed, bathroom and sometimes a small kitchen. But sometimes things go wrong. And when they do, they go very wrong. We asked some of our military friends to share their lodging horror stories. And boy were some of […]

Is It Really PCS Time, Again?

About 40% of military families PCS – or move – each summer. But another big wave of PCSing happens in the winter. We all know PCSing can be a blast, and incredibly stressful! Some of the good parts are: eating out every day (no cooking!), staying in hotels (no cleaning!), and traveling. PCSing does require […]

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