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Your Maxwell AFB Area Guide

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Maxwell AFB is considered the "intellectual center for airpower education." The base, also known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, occupies the site of the first Wright Brothers' flying school, which was built on this site in 1910. Maxwell...

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Your Eielson AFB Alaska Area Guide

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Eielson AFB sits smack dab in the middle of the “Land of the Midnight Sun.” Fairbanks, Alaska, just 26 miles north and west of Eielson, is Alaska’s second largest city and is centrally located within the 49th state. It’s been said the...

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Your Wright Patterson AFB Area Guide

DVIDS- Photo by R.J. Oriez. The appearance of DoD visual information does not imply endorsement. By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Welcome to Ohio, the Buckeye State! Wright Patterson AFB, outside of Dayton, is a large base with a long history of flight tests spanning from...

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Your  MCRD Parris Island Area Guide

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Parris Island is mostly known as the place where approximately 16,000 Marines pass through boot camp each year. Yes, it has the beautiful cypress trees and spanish moss this area of South Carolina is known for, but training Marines is the...

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Your Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Area Guide

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse If your new orders say ‘MCAS Beaufort’ you are in luck! The city of Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island, in the heart of the Sea Islands and South Carolina Lowcountry. Additionally, it is the second-oldest city in South Carolina,...

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Your Travis AFB Area Guide

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse Welcome to Sunny California! Wherever you are coming from getting ready for some great weather just about all year long, flip flops and being just a hop, skip and a jump from the ocean. Located in Solano County, California,...

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Your Fort Sill Area Guide

PCS orders to Fort Sill? Congratulations and welcome to Oklahoma and the Fires Center of Excellence! This area has plenty of things to do and is sure to be a good fit for every type of family. Between the Army, Marines, National Guard, and retirees, this area is very...

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Your Fort Meade Maryland Area Guide

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse Congratulations! You’ve just received orders to Fort Meade, Maryland! On initial glance, you might be less than thrilled, as the base might seem a little bit out of the way. But Fort Meade is close to so much, and an easy...

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Your Marine Barracks Washington D.C. Area Guide

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Marine Barracks Washington D.C. dates back more than 200 years. It is the oldest active post in the Marine Corps, supporting both ceremonial and security missions in the nation's capital. President Thomas Jefferson and Lt. Col. William Ward...

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Your Naval Station Great Lakes Area Guide

By Lauren Lomsdale, USMC Spouse  The orders have come in, and the military gods have spoken. Your family is moving to Naval Air Station Great Lakes! Being so close to Chicago, there are a plethora of things for your family to enjoy while stationed here. But you’re a...

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