When you settle in at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Randolph, Texas , you’ll quickly get a feel for why this installation goes by the name “The Showplace of the Air Force.” The base is brimming with old world charm and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. The distinctive “Taj Majal” administration building has been a notable landmark since 1931. Not far from Randolph, you’ll find a myriad of family-friendly housing communities. In popular locations like Schertz and Cibolo , life in the San Antonio suburbs is as sweet as the tea the friendly neighbors are sipping. If you’re on the hunt for a... read more
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Between the service member being home, getting leave approved, and affording travel expenses, it can be challenging to make family vacays a reality. But because they typically don’t require leave, a ton of time, or a large amount of money, day and weekend trips become our attainable mini-escapes. And it’s not usually hard to find a great destination near your duty station by just looking at a map. If you’re stationed at NAS Patuxent River (“PAX River”), your backyard is full of outdoor adventure and places to explore with the whole family. 4 Weekend Getaway Trips Near NAS PAX River, Maryland ... read more
By Dawn M. Smith There’s no way anyone in the military can escape at least some sort of knowledge or interaction with Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The installation is enormous and houses tens of thousands of service members and civilians. Its military missions reach out far and wide, affecting not only domestic strategies, but global endeavors as well. That’s all very impressive, but what is it really like to live, work, and play in and around Fort Bragg? Fort Bragg It is well known and significant part of the Fort Bragg’s long history that Fort Bragg is home of the Airborne and Special Operat... read more
Sunny skies, family-friendly neighborhood, jet noise signaling the sounds of freedom. These traits mix with a generous helping of North Carolina charm at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point . Home to the 2 nd Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS Cherry Point supports the missions of the II Marine Expeditionary Force. Encompassing over 29,000 acres, an important feature of the installation is an expansive four-point runway system. This quad of lengthy landing strips provides a remarkable resource for aviation training and support. With an assignment to MCAS Cherry Point , you’ll be joining an integral... read more
By Danielle Keech What’s the biggest part of a PCS? Finding a new home. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, finding a home that you want to live in for the next few years is stressful. Military Town Advisor understands this. And to help military families relocate with greater ease and less stress, they created an outlet where families can share their knowledge. By searching for your next duty station, you can see what your military community thinks about areas, neighborhoods, restaurants, schools, and more through their reviews. Just be sure to do the next family a favor and leave your own... read more