Relocation (PCS) and deployment are stressful events
for every military family. Here are some tools and resources to help you cope
Moving to a new place can be
stressful experience for you and your family. However, you can reduce the stress
by carefully planning and organizing your move. The following articles contain
advice, tools, and checklists you can use as you go through the relocation
Getting Ready for PCS Season
Summer is Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Season, so you know
what that means! Review the top 10 things you should consider when you're
getting ready to relocate.
Tips for PCSing With Your Pets
Permanent change-of-station (PCS) moves are tough on the entire
family. While you're hustling to box up all your belongings, don't forget to
make sure Fido and Fluffy are ready to travel. Use these tips and resources for
PCS moves with pets.
Moving Overseas - 10 Things to Know
If you're moving overseas, you can expect to face a whole new
set of challenges and opportunities. Here are 10 tips that can help make the
transition just a little bit easier for the whole family.
Relocation Overseas Checklist
Many of your checklist items will be similar to moving within
the Continental United States, but with a few more things to consider.
Moving with Kids Made Easier
Moving, whether you're single or married, is a daunting
experience in itself. When children are added to the mix, stress is amplified.
Fortunately, military families have great resources to help make the move as
painless as possible.
Getting to Know Your New Community
Moving is challenging. Start preparing for your move now by
gatherine information about your new location, including things you never think
about- like the local libraries, Chamber of Commerce and even pet sitters!
Adopt a Minimalist Attitude Before You PCS
It's a lot easier not to accumulate decades' worth of
possessions than it is to pare them down in preparation for a permanent
change-of-station (PCS) move. Put these tenets of minimalism to work, and save
yourself and your family some headache and hassle.
This PCS Should You Buy, Rent, or Sell?
You might be tempted to rent out instead of sell - or buy a
place with plans to rent it out down the line. Before you commit, review these
property tips from seasoned professionals.
If you're getting ready to PCS to
another location, check out these helpful resources from MOAA and links
to additional websites to ease your transition.
Not sure what to expect at your
next duty station? Before you PCS, see if your new location is on our top 5
"best" or "worst" lists!
Worst PCS Destinations
It doesn't matter what branch of service you call your own,
there are places you dream of being stationed - and others, well, not so