PCS and Moving

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Naval Base San Diego Military Base Guide

Naval Base San Diego is the home port of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet. The base is home to more than 50 Navy ships and hosts visiting ships and more than 200 “tenant” commands. Find information for base contacts, schools, housing, and PCS’ing to the area.

Temporary Lodging Allowance

What You Should Know About Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA)

Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) for when you PCS OCONUS If you have orders to PCS to an OCONUS location, you may be wondering about what types of entitlements you will receive. OCONUS includes any overseas location as well as Alaska and Hawaii. One of the most common OCONUS entitlements is TLA or Temporary Lodging Allowance…. Read more »

Saving Money During PCS Season

Tips for PCSing During the Most Expensive PCS Season Ever

Tips to Save Money During Your Upcoming PCS As everyone knows, everything seems to be more expensive these days. Gas prices are enough to make us faint at the pump, and everything seems more expensive than it used to be. When you are preparing for a move, all of that can make you cringe. But,… Read more »

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What You Need to Know About a PPM PCS

Here is what you need to know about a Personally Procured Move (PPM) When you get those PCS orders, if you are moving CONUS to CONUS, you will be able to decide between doing a full military PCS or a full or partial PPM PCS.  With a full military move, you set up a time… Read more »

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PCSing? How the Relocation Assistance Program Can Help

Use the Relocation Assistance Program to Help Ease the PCS Stress If you are getting ready for your next PCS, you may be feeling the pressure of what is to come. Military moves can be stressful and require a lot of patience. There are a lot of steps to get through and to check off… Read more »

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PCSing With an Established Business

When you have to move your established business for a PCS As a military spouse small business owner, you are thankful you can take your business with you when you move. However, when those PCS orders come, you can feel a bit of a panic. How will you move the business? What if you are… Read more »

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PCS Friendly Business Ideas

Looking For a New Business Idea that You Can Easily Take with You During Military Life? As a military spouse, you want to be able to have your own career. This can be complicated with frequent moves, and just the uncertainty of military life. One option is to run your own business. Here are a… Read more »

Best Military PCS Benefits

The 10 Best PCS Benefits for the Military & Their Families

Ranking the Best PCS Benefits for Members of the Military and Their Families Most military service members and their families will experience at least one PCS during their time in the military. If you haven’t been through a PCS yet, you will. But what benefits can you get that are related to PCSing? Here are… Read more »

PCS Pet Funding

Airmen & Guardians Receive PCS Pet Transportation Assistance

Having a dog or a cat for a pet can be the best thing. But having a dog or cat and then getting PCS orders for an OCONUS location can be stressful and expensive! The good news is that Airmen and Guardians can now receive PCS Pet Transportation Assistance. Learn more!

U-Pack Military Discount

U-Pack Military Discount

Military Discount on U-Pack U-Pack is a service of ArcBest, which is a freight and logistics solutions provider with a headquarters in Fort Smith, AR. What is the discount for military? They offer $50 off military moves. Who’s eligible?  All service members past and present. How do you get the discount? You would use a… Read more »

Military Spouse Business

5 Military Spouse-Owned Businesses

On this Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we celebrate all military spouses and we honor their sacrifices. Additionally, we highlight 5 businesses that are owned and operated by a military spouse!

PCS Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning and PCS Prep: Companies That Can Help 

PCSing anytime soon? These Companies Can Help PCS season is here and with it, military families from around the US and the world are getting ready for their next move. There can be so much to do and a lot to think about when preparing for a PCS. Here is a list of companies that… Read more »

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Military Families Lose Almost $5,000 Per PCS Move

In a recent article, it has been reported that military families are losing an average of $5,000 in out-of-pocket expenses each time they move, according to survey data just released by a national nonprofit organization. This data comes on the heels of the realization that most service members’ moves were put on hold in March because of concerns about the spreading coronavirus, and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has extended that hold through June 30, while allowing some exceptions.

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PCS Resources and Support for Military Moves

Resources and Support for PCS Moves With Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders come mixed feelings. Whether you’re excited by the prospect of starting over, unhappy about your upcoming move, or processing mixed emotions, the more resources and support you have, the better.  Here’s an assortment of resources in 8 PCS-related categories you might find… Read more »

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Staying Organized During a PCS

Staying Organized During a PCS Moving can be an exciting and stressful time for military families, that is why it is important to stay organized during your PCS. Each PCS is different, and a little planning can go a long way in making your transition to a new home easier. Research Research while you wait… Read more »

USTRANSCOM PCS Contract

USTRANSCOM Revokes $7 Billion PCS Contract

Contract Revoked for Privatizing PCS Moves There has been increasing pressure on defense officials to improve household goods moves for military families, and to hold moving companies accountable. Officials at U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) have been considering several ideas and suggestions to improve the process. USTRANSCOM  is a unified, functional combatant command which provides support… Read more »

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PCS Checklist

Checklist for PCS Moves For most military families, moving becomes second nature. From the pack-outs to the paperwork, it can be a very stressful time for everyone involved. A Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is a good way to get organized quickly and force yourself to get rid of that old lawn mower that has… Read more »

Overseas PCS

Overseas PCS: Things Not to Forget When PCS’ing

Less Obvious But Still Essential Overseas PCS Tips There is a lot of advice out there on what to pack and how to prepare for your Permanent Change of Station (PCS) overseas. Starting with deciding what to ship across the world and what to keep back, and ending with your final check list the night… Read more »

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Preparation for an OCONUS Move

OCONUS Move: Some Helpful Tips Some of the moves that families experience are within the same state or just a few hundred miles away. For other service members, the move could be across the United States or outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS). Knowing what to expect and how to prepare is a game changer in… Read more »

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10 Best States for Veterans

Deciding where you want to move is one of the many decisions made when planning your transition out of the military. After being told where to move from duty station to duty station, you now have the choice of where you want to move and there may be many places that come to mind.  In order to help with your search, we’ve made a list of the top 10 states that we find are the best for veterans.

PCS Move Overhaul 2021

PCS Move Overhaul Underway for 2021

Big Changes Ahead for Next Year’s PCS Moves LATEST UPDATE: USTRANSCOM Revokes Contract On April 30, 2020, the US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) announced the award of a $7.2 billion contract to the American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group (ARC), which is based out of Parsippany, New Jersey and provides global logistics and shipping support to the… Read more »

Army DLA Policy

The Army Changes DLA Policies

As of Oct 2019, the Army has changed how they handle Dislocation Allowance (DLA). The DLA is to partially reimburse expenses from relocating.

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Spouses Reimbursed For Licensing & Certification Fees

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act allows each service branch to reimburse spouses up to $1,000 for relicensure and certification costs resulting from relocations or PCS moves that cross U.S. state lines – to include OCONUS to stateside moves.  Military Spouses Will Now Be Reimbursed For Licensing and Certification Fees Due to PCS Marine Corps,… Read more »

Best PCS Tips

Best PCS Tips For Military Families

Tips For Military Families Set to PCS   Summer means PCS season for military families. While you might not be moving this year, you probably know plenty of people who are, and your own PCS could be coming up soon too. PCSing can be a stressful time. You have to move your home, your kids,… Read more »

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PCS and Moving Discounts for Military

If you have a move in your future, you know you are going to have to spend some money. Why not use some PCS and moving discounts to help save you save a little during your move?  We’re here to hopefully help with these military discounts for moving companies and packing and storage options.