Following my own recommendation about Cat 6 flying CONUS during the busy summer travel season! Sponsor and I just manifested at Pope Army Airfield, in beautiful North Carolina, for a hop to McChord Air Force Base (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), in the glorious Pacific Northwest. There are several active duty families here in the terminal preparing…Read more Taking My Own Advice!
Memorial Day - Remembering those who gave all: "Angel Flight" music and lyrics by Darden Smith and Radney Foster For our armed forces, Angel Flights are US Air Force missions, frequently C-130s piloted and crewed by members of the Air National Guard, flying fallen military members home. Though not an official military designation, “Angel Flight” is also frequently…Read more In Remembrance
Happy Cinco de Mayo in Outer Space A! And, remember, the prime window for overseas Cat 6 travel will be closing soon! You have about 10 days until Cat 2, 3, 4, and 5 folks begin swelling roll calls and filling terminals around the globe! The busy summer travel season begins ramping up quickly around the…Read more Cinco Days into Mayo – Time Is Running Out!
In response to the phone post yesterday, several readers mentioned the TMobile Military One Plan as another option. Here is the info on that plan. It appears that, for one or two age-qualifying people, the cost of the Senior Plan is a bit less expensive($10). However, the larger (or younger!) the family, the more the…Read more TMobile Military One Plan Addendum
A couple of years ago, Lady Cat 6 posted about communication options while traveling overseas. They range from purchasing a SIM card in the country you will be visiting, to using any of the ever-proliferating internet calling apps, to arranging with your US carrier for service while outside the US. These options are always changing…Read more A New (for us) Phone Option
Many thanks to Stephanie Montague, author of the Poppin' Smoke website, for sharing her expertise! Find the link to her site in her bio, at the end of this post! Visiting Okinawa One of the most accessible destinations in the Pacific for retirees flying Space-A is Okinawa, Japan. Although many travelers visiting Japan for…Read more Visiting Okinawa, by Stephanie Montague
As Spring is nearly upon us, so, too, are the school breaks for DODEA schools in Europe and the Pacific. The dates for 2018 are April 2-6, which means, effectively, from about March 30 through about April 8. Families frequently pull students out of class a day or so early, and return a day or…Read more Spring Travel Reminders and Misc.