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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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    November 15, 2019

    Smart Tips for Your Military Family's Holiday Travel

    Travel Tips

    As you plan your military family's travel over the upcoming holidays, make the most of these benefits and discounts!

    November 08, 2019

    Honoring Veterans on the Centennial Commemoration of Armistice Day

    Military Life

    Across the country on and around November 11, local, state, and federal entities recognize the sacrifices of our veterans, and in some cases, honor their families as well. From local celebrations in s...

    November 04, 2019

    Beat the Winter Blues with These Indoor Activities on Whidbey Island, ...

    Military Life Travel Tips

    Stationed on Whidbey Island? Don’t worry about wasting a day on the couch because it's too cold or windy outside. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the area from the comfort of the indoors!

    November 01, 2019

    Tackle This Easy Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Over a Couple of Week...

    Home Maintenance

    Fall is here, and with it come home maintenance tasks you shouldn't put off. Conquer them with this easy checklist you can finish over a couple of lazy Sunday afternoons.

    October 21, 2019

    3 Move-In Ready Norfolk Homes For Sale or Rent

    Renting/Buying a Home

    If you have orders to one of military installations near Norfolk, take a look at these homes for sale or rent that are move-in ready!

    October 16, 2019

    Removing Barriers to Work: Updates on Military Spouse Licensing and En...

    Military Life

    Get the latest on military spouse professional licensing transfers, entrepreneurship resources, training, and organizations fighting to keep things fair for military spouses as they move across the gl...

    October 11, 2019

    Happy 244th Birthday, U.S. Navy!

    Military Life

    To honor the Navy’s birthday, it’s a fitting celebratory measure that we take a look at the patriotic history of multiple versions of flags that have represented the U.S. Navy to date. 

    October 07, 2019

    Must-See Sights During Your House Hunting Trip to Norfolk, Virginia

    PCS Moves

    Beaches, day trips, tours, and more! Moving to the Norfolk, Virginia, area? We've created a list of sights to see and places to experience while you look for a home.

    October 02, 2019

    Should You Spend Money to Update a Home You're Renting?

    Renting/Buying a Home

    Should you make updates to your rental home? What's the best process for handling the process with your landlord if you're paying for it yourself?

    September 23, 2019

    Fall Festivities Near Fort Carson, Colorado

    Military Life Travel Tips

    Check out these fall activities for your whole family near Fort Carson, Colorado!

    September 19, 2019

    MilitaryByOwner's Newest E-book: Guide to Living in Alexandria, Virgin...

    Military Life PCS Moves

    If you’ve ever wished there was a point-by-point guide on where to live and how to make it happen--here it is! And it has everything you need to know about a move to Alexandria, especially for militar...

    September 09, 2019

    Fort Carson Homes for Sale with Great Outdoor Spaces

    Renting/Buying a Home

    Fort Carson, Colorado, is a great location, especially if you love being outside. Take a tour of these homes near Fort Carson with amazing outdoor spaces!

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