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    Stephanie Montague

    Stephanie Montague is the founder of Poppin' Smoke, a website dedicated to helping members of the military community take advantage of their travel-related benefits. She has been traveling and living abroad with her husband since he retired from the Army in 2015. Through Poppin’ Smoke, Stephanie shares everything she and her husband learn about Space-A travel and using military benefits while abroad. Also, through her Facebook group, U.S. Military Retirees and Veterans Living Overseas, Stephanie facilitates a large and growing community of veterans who are interested in living overseas after their military career.

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    May 26, 2021

    Hotel Alternatives for Your Military Travel

    Travel Tips

    The world is gradually opening up, and it’s finally time to get out and travel! Here are a few options that are fun, affordable, military family-friendly and safe.

    November 11, 2020

    Choosing an Alternate Path After Military Retirement

    Military Life

    When approaching military retirement, most transitioning service members prepare to immediately start a second career. Is there an alternative to jumping right back into the workplace?

    December 12, 2018

    7 Money-Saving Tips Over the Holidays...Whether You Travel or Not!

    Military Life

    With day-on, day-off schedules, use-or-lose leave, and of course, the December holidays, year-end would be the perfect time for military family travel...if only it weren’t so expensive. Fortunately, t...

    October 17, 2018

    Get Financially Prepared for Military Retirement

    Military Life

    Retiring from the military is one of the biggest transitions you'll ever experience in your life. Start early to strengthen your financial position!

    August 10, 2018

    Explore the Pacific Northwest with Joint Base Lewis-McChord MWR

    Military Life

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state is one of the most popular assignments in the military, and with good reason.

    July 13, 2018

    Pro Tips for Flying Space-A

    Military Life

    Before you embark on your Space-A flight, take a look at these tips from a pro!

    June 01, 2018

    What to Do on the Day of Your Space-A Flight

    Travel Tips

    You've spent time preparing and are all set for your Space-A flight. Now find out the steps you need to take on the day of your flight with this expert step-by-step guide.

    May 18, 2018

    6 Tips for Planning Space-A Travel

    Military Life

    As a military member, you have a special benefit in being eligible for space-available travel on military aircraft. Start with these tips when planning your Space-A trip!

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