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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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    May 26, 2022

    7 Ways to Make Sure You Get Your Security Deposit Back

    Renting a Home

    Everyone wants their security and pet deposits back after moving out of a rental home. Learn what to do to make sure you receive it in full.

    May 13, 2022

    What Military Families Should Know about Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, M...

    Travel Tips

    A PCS move often requires flying. Learn about what military families should know about pre-screening tools like Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, Mobile Passport, and Clear.

    May 04, 2022

    5 Things Seasoned Spouses Appreciate About Military Life

    Military Life

    Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to all military spouses! For seasoned spouses, it's easy to focus on military life challenges, but what do you appreciate about military spouse life?

    May 02, 2022

    6 Coffee Spots to Call Your Own Near Montgomery, Alabama

    Air Force Bases

    If you're looking for your next favorite coffee shop near Maxwell AFB and Montgomery, Alabama, look no further! We have six of the best to choose from.

    April 27, 2022

    Should You Refinance Your Mortgage to Pay Off Debt?

    Home Financing

    Refinancing your home could help you pay off your debts, but not always. You'll have to run the numbers with mortgage professionals to make a good decision.

    April 22, 2022

    8 Decorating Tricks for Awkward Spaces

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Choosing home décor for an awkward space can be a challenge! Use these tips for making the most of your square footage.

    April 15, 2022

    Ease the PCS Transition with the Youth Sponsorship Program

    Military Life

    The Youth Sponsorship Program is designed to help military kids feel less alone during the transition of PCS.

    April 13, 2022

    What to Know About Rental Payment Reporting Services and Your Credit S...

    Renting a Home

    Finally, renters can use their rent payment history to boost their credit scores and ratings. Here's what you need to know about rental payment services.

    April 11, 2022

    Your PCS Move to Fort Gordon, Georgia

    Army Posts

    Are you prepping for a PCS move to Fort Gordon? Here's everything you need to know, including where to live, things to do, and what to expect.

    April 04, 2022

    8 Restaurants to Try in Springfield, Virginia

    Military Life

    What more could you want than great neighbors, good schools, and an easy commute? The answer is— delicious food! Springfield, Virginia, delivers not only the national chains you’ve depended on during ...

    March 28, 2022

    5 Top Yoga Studios Near Naval Station Newport

    Navy Bases

    It's the little things about your new city that really make or break a new duty station—little things like the perfect yoga studio. Try out these fan favorite yoga studios near Naval Station Newport!

    March 25, 2022

    Everything You Need to Know Before Your First PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    Your very first PCS move is a time when the phrase, you don’t know what you don’t know, pretty much sums up all the feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. Start here to conquer your military move with s...

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