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    Jen McDonald

    Jen McDonald is the Content Editor for MilitaryByOwner Advertising. She's a longtime writer, the author of the book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, the host of the Milspouse Matters podcast, and has been published in several books and numerous national publications. She was a military spouse for nearly 30 years and is the mom of four (including one son in the military). One of her happiest roles now is being a grandmother. She and her newly retired Air Force husband have been stationed all around the world from Europe to the Pacific and won’t count how many houses they’ve lived in because that would be too depressing. Her passion is encouraging young military spouses and regularly sharing about topics like military life, parenting, homeschooling...and now grandparenting! See more from Jen at her site, Jen McDonald and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and Pinterest.
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    October 25, 2021

    6 Outings for the Whole Family Near Robins AFB, Georgia

    Air Force Bases

    There will be plenty to fill your time while you're stationed in the Peach State! We're sharing fun things for the whole family to do during your time at Robins AFB.

    September 29, 2021

    Celebrate Oktoberfest Near These Military Bases!

    Military Life

    Pretzels? Beer? Bratwurst? That's Oktoberfest! Check out these Oktoberfest events at a military base near you! 

    September 27, 2021

    5 Myths About Living in Alaska

    PCS Moves

    As you prepare for your Alaska PCS move, you’re surely hearing some things through the grapevine that make you wonder about what to expect. We’re tackling a few of the common myths (and sharing some f...

    September 13, 2021

    Common Questions About Moving to Alaska

    PCS Moves

    If you've never been to Alaska, you'll have questions before you move! We're covering a few of the common ones here.

    September 10, 2021

    Remembering September 11: Stories from Military Families

    Military Life

    Never forget. Never again. It’s something we said in the days following 9/11, and it’s important to continue sharing our stories. I asked some military families what they remember about that day. Here...

    September 08, 2021

    6 Surprising Things About Living Overseas

    PCS Moves

    What's life really like living in another country? We took a poll of some military families about their experiences with an overseas PCS move, and here's what they shared!

    September 01, 2021

    5 Reasons to Allow Pets in Your Rental Property

    Property Management

    Take a poll of landlords, and you'll find they often have mixed feelings about allowing pets in their rental home. But if you're living in a an area with a lot of military and their families, you have...

    August 23, 2021

    Your PCS Move to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

    Army Posts

    The island of Puerto Rico is known as the “Island of Enchantment,” and you’ll soon discover why if you're stationed here! Learn more about your military assignment to Fort Buchanan.

    August 09, 2021

    5 Attractions Near Eglin AFB

    Air Force Bases

    Heading to Eglin AFB? For beach and outdoor lovers, it's the jackpot of duty stations! Once you’ve had your fill of beach life (is it ever enough??), take some time to explore some other attractions a...

    July 26, 2021

    PCS to Fort Campbell, Kentucky

    Army Posts

    Making a PCS move to Fort Campbell, Kentucky? Let’s take a quick tour of your new duty station!

    July 23, 2021

    11 Things to Know Before Your First Overseas PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    Moving overseas with the military? Once the excitement of the news wears off and before you pack your bags, find out a few things to know before you go.

    July 19, 2021

    8 Nature Trails Near Joint Base Langley-Eustis

    Army Posts

    If you’re stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, finding outdoor activities is easy! Here are a few area nature trails to add to your list! You'll find th...