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5 Must-See Beaches When Stationed in Jacksonville, NC

When military families first find out they’re going to be stationed in Jacksonville, North Carolina, they tend to be less than thrilled. They were maybe hoping for somewhere a little more glamorous like California or Hawaii. In their minds, they picture Jacksonville as a typical military town littered with tattoo parlors and barber shops.  What […]

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10 Steps to staging & Selling your home FAST!

10 Steps to Staging & Selling Your Home FAST!

Spring is finally in the air, and Permanent Change of Station, better known as PCS season, is almost upon us! Are you one of the many military families that will be packing up your household goods and moving across the state, country, or even the globe this year? Are you selling your first home or […]

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Raising Kids in OKC

Six Reasons Oklahoma City is the BEST Place to Raise Kids

I vividly remember the day we got our orders for Oklahoma City. My husband just finished preliminary training and getting our selection that day was a big affair. His grades were so good that we had every reason to expect our first choice. So when we ended up getting our very LAST choice, we were […]

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Keep Abilene Boring: A Guide to Dyess Air Force Base

Yes, that is the unofficial slogan for this West Texas town, population 115,930.  By the time we finally move this summer, we will have lived here for a total of 6, count them, SIX years! Join the Air Force, they said! See the world, they said! Needless to say, I think I can now offer […]

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In Defense of the Bad Duty Station

We’ve all been there. That dreaded phone call. “Orders came in. Are you sitting down?” “Yes…” A prickly anticipation fills the air, like your foot falling asleep. You teeter between giddy excitement and a foreboding sense of dread, all wrapped up in a breathless moment, waiting to be unwrapped. “I can’t believe it,” he says. […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of PCSing With Pets

It’s only March, but Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season will be here before we know it. This is the span from May 15-August 31 where the military experiences a surge of moves for members and families. According to Military.com, nearly 65 percent of moves occur during this time! Whether it is your first move […]

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The Unseen Sacrifices of a Military Spouse

It’s been one of those weeks, folks, where complaint after compliant leaves my lips and my heart feels weakened by the hardships of this life. People have attempted to inflate my ego for the countless hours I have (and am) surviving without my spouse. Although appreciated, their kind words fail to encompass the multitude of […]

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