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    Dawn M. Smith

    Dawn is a real estate and military life writer who has a serious HGTV habit. When she is not writing, her teen daughter, Army husband, and golden retriever keep her busy through chauffeur duties, travel planning, and long dog walks. Dawn is pleased to share her experiences with MilitaryByOwner readers who are hoping to simplify military family journeys of all kinds. Follow Dawn on Pinterest for more ideas and resources and visit her site at Dawn M. Smith Custom Content Creation.
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    April 19, 2021

    What to Expect for Your PCS Move to Fort Benning

    Army Posts

    Fort Benning is better than ever! Here's what you need to know about your PCS move to the area.

    April 16, 2021

    Free Yard Care for Deployed Troops

    Military Life

    Learn more about Greencare for Troops, an organization providing free yard care and snow removal for deployed military members.

    April 12, 2021

    2021 PCS Season News and Updates

    PCS Moves

    After the challenges of 2020, military families are on the move again. Here's all the 2021 PCS updates you need to know!

    April 09, 2021

    4 Landscaping Ideas for Instant Curb Appeal

    Selling a Home

    Time to up your landscaping game! Find out which outdoor improvements will add to your home's curb appeal when it's time to sell.

    April 02, 2021

    Quick and Easy Tips for Decorating Military Housing

    Home Decorating Ideas

    If you're living in military housing, get ideas for creating custom decor without making permanent changes! 

    March 29, 2021

    What to Know for a Military Move to Annapolis, Maryland

    PCS Moves

    Is the military moving you to Annapolis, Maryland? Get to know the area! It's a cherished city/duty station with a pleasant dual personality that embraces military and civilian life.

    March 15, 2021

    9 Ways You Can Volunteer Near Fort Bragg, North Carolina

    Army Posts

    Settling into life at Fort Bragg? You may be wanting to branch out into your community. Take a look at these volunteer opportunities near Fort Bragg!

    March 10, 2021

    Pros and Cons of Living in a Cul-de-sac

    Home Buying

    Military homebuyers and renters love property on a cul-de-sac. While it may sound idyllic, there are both pros and cons to this lifestyle.

    March 03, 2021

    Get to Know Portsmouth, Virginia

    PCS Moves

    Moving to Portsmouth, Virginia? Explore what makes it a great place to live!

    March 01, 2021

    Get to Know Fort Carson, Colorado

    Army Posts

    Year after year, Fort Carson is one of the Army’s most requested destinations. Here's what you need to know about this post and the Colorado Springs area.

    February 24, 2021

    4 Things Real Estate Agents Should Know about Working with Military Ho...

    PCS Moves

    For real estate agents new to working with servicemembers, here’s just a little of what you should know about working with veterans and active duty military home buyers.

    February 17, 2021

    MilitaryByOwner’s Picks for Your Winter Reading List

    Take a look at reading list we've curated. It includes multiple genres: Science and Historical Fiction, Psychological Thrillers, and travel-related titles.