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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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    August 02, 2021

    What to Know for a PCS Move to NAS Patuxent River, MD

    Navy Bases

    Get to know Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland before your PCS move. You'll love access to the Patuxent River, the Chesapeake Bay, and small town charm near the base.

    July 16, 2021

    PCS to Naval Base Kitsap

    Navy Bases

    Does your future include a PCS move to Naval Base Kitsap? Find the info you need for your family's transition to the area.

    July 12, 2021

    3 Reasons Military Families Love Living in Woodbridge, Virginia

    PCS Moves

    Easy commute, affordability, great location, and more! Learn all the reasons why many military families stationed at Quantico, Fort Belvoir, and the Pentagon choose to live in Woodbridge, Virginia.

    July 06, 2021

    8 Fun Things to Do Near MCAS Cherry Point, NC

    Marine Corps Bases

    MCAS Cherry Point has plenty of beach front to enjoy, but there's so much more! Check out our list of things to do near MCAS Cherry Point to get started on your North Carolina coast adventures!

    July 02, 2021

    Kitchen Home Improvements: Paint Your Cabinets and Walls for an Instan...

    Home Decorating Ideas

    After months of staring at your kitchen, you've decided it's time for a home decorating update! Get tips for painting your cabinets and walls for an instant home improvement.

    June 28, 2021

    19 Things to Know for Your PCS to Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter An...

    Air Force Bases

    Do you have a PCS move to Maxwell Air Force Base or Gunter Annex near Montgomery, Alabama? Here's a round up of the most important things to know!

    June 21, 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! 

    June 18, 2021

    Things to Do with the Whole Family in Hampton Roads, Virginia

    PCS Moves

    A PCS move to Hampton Roads, Virginia, means there's plenty of family-friendly events to plan for. Explore beaches, museums, and everything in between!

    June 17, 2021

    Dog Breed Restrictions for On-Base Military Housing

    Military Life

    Is your family dog allowed in military housing? What can you do if you find your dog’s breed is on the banned breed list at your next duty station?

    June 09, 2021

    How to Choose Your Non-Negotiables When Buying a Home

    Home Buying

    Which home features are most important to you when it comes to buying a home? Take a look at these suggestions and then make your own list!

    June 07, 2021

    The 9 Best Beaches to Visit in Virginia Beach

    Travel Tips

    Heading to Virginia Beach? From rocky beach fronts to sandy shores, there’s a beach to suit everyone's preference!

    June 01, 2021

    PCS Move to Washington, D.C.? Here's What to Expect

    PCS Moves

    Is your family moving to the Washington, D.C. area? It’s time to do your research! Living in our nation’s capital is an incredible opportunity.