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    Connect with MilitaryByOwner at These Upcoming Events!

    MilitaryByOwner has long supported and enjoyed connecting with the military community at various expos and events across the country. 

    Here are details on some events we'll be attending and exhibiting at this fall in the Washington D.C. and the northern Virginia area. With venues across the services, as well as events geared toward military spouses, we're proud to be a part of each of these gatherings.

    If you're in the area for any of these conferences, we hope you'll take time to stop by the MilitaryByOwner booth and say hello!  


    afamain-afaairspace-afamicro.pngAir Force Association (AFA) Air, Space, & Cyber Conference

    When: This week! September 19-21

    Where: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland

    Other information: The Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference is the must-attend event by Airmen each fall. This annual gathering provides attendees with an unrivaled platform to debate and discuss the most pressing trends and topics shaping the defense industry. Attend more than 38 sessions, ranging from workshops to major addresses by DoD and Air Force Leadership, participate in Enlisted Focus Sessions with topics geared toward non-commissioned officers, and network during receptions, meals, and coffee breaks.

    Registration is open throughout the event or you can attend the Technology Exposition during certain hours for no charge (registration required). See the AFA website for more information. 



    Modern Day Marine

    When: September 27-28

    Where: Lejeune Field, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA

    Other information:  Modern Day Marine has positioned itself as the premier military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition. Special events to note: Wednesday, September 28, Enlisted Awards Parade. This event is open to all interested military and civilians. The Marine Barracks, 8th & I, and the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps are the marching units. Thursday, September 29 is “Family Day.” Children under 16 years of age are welcome if accompanied by a parent. 

    Uniformed Marines do not need to register for a badge. Retailers, retired Marines, and contracting officials may register at no charge. For more information, visit the Marine Military Expos website. 



    When:  September 28

    Where: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.

    Other information: Sponsored by MilitaryOneClick and USAA, this event is entirely free. Participate in hands-on activities and discussions, as well as network and connect with other military spouses. With a promise of "no lectures or PowerPoint presentations," and "It doesn’t matter if you’re a 'seasoned' spouse, a newbie, or somewhere in between. It doesn’t matter if you’re the most popular person on base or if you haven’t met anyone yet. MilspouseFest2016 is for everyone at every stage of life," MilSpouseFest is a great way to connect with other military spouses in your community.

    For more information and free registration, visit MilSpouseFest



    Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition

    When:  October 3-5

    Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

    Other information: The AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the largest land warfare exposition and professional development forum in North America. The Annual Meeting consists of informative and relevant presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops, and important AUSA business meetings. 

    Registration is free. Certain dinners, luncheons, and other social functions require the purchase of tickets, with tickets available onsite beginning Sept. 30. All registrants at the AUSA Annual Meeting must provide proof of identity by a Government issued photo ID and demonstrate that they have an “identifiable relationship” with the U.S. Army. For registration and meeting information, see the AUSA website

    We hope to see you this fall! 

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    Jen McDonald


    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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