PCS and Moving

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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 »

DIY Home Improvements

DIY Home Improvements to Increase Home Value

Three DIY Home Improvements for Home Resale Although occurring in slow motion this year, PCS season is upon us. Many military families are once again facing decisions about renting or buying a new home. Selling a home requires understanding that a house is a product. DIY home improvements are excellent ways to pass the time… 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 »

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

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… Read more »

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

Changes to Army’s DLA Policy As of October 10, 2019, there has been a change in the way the Army handles DLA (Dislocation Allowance.) Dislocation Allowance is to partially reimburse a service member with or without dependents for the expenses incurred in relocating the member’s household during a PCS move. RELATED: PCS and Moving Discounts… Read more »

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Spouses Reimbursed For Licensing & Certification Fees

Earlier this month, both the Army and the Air Force, started reimbursing military spouses for licensing and certifications fee. The Marine Corps just joined them, with the Navy hopefully doing the same sometime soon. Marine Corps Spouses Will Now Be Reimbursed For Licensing and Certification Fees Marine Corps spouses will now be able to apply… 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, your… Read more »

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PCS and Moving Discounts For Military

Military Discounts for Military Families PCS and Moving If you have a move in your future, you know you are going to have to spend some money.  Here are some PCS and moving discounts to help save you some money. While the military will move you if you are active duty, this isn’t always the… Read more »