PCS Overview

A soldier and his wife during a move.

The government will reimburse many costs associated with a PCS move. Here is an overview of what you can expect.

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PCS - Home Buying

How much house can you afford?

The rule of thumb is that a military family can comfortably afford a home that is up to three times their average annual household income. Where did this number come from?

PCS - Selling

house for sale sign

It's become more difficult for homeowners to sell their properties. While some civilian homeowners may have the option of taking their time, military members with PCS orders don't have that luxury....  more

PCS - Renting

Finding an Apartment to Rent Online

Online apartment searching can ease the stress of a PCS. And now, you can look for an apartment online while packing up your old residence.

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An Air Force child gets her passport photo taken at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class William Johnson)

Civilian personnel, including dependents, require a passport. For official travel, DoD Directive requires you and your dependents to have a no-fee passport and a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) s...  more

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From The Mailbag: Social Security and Retirement Pay

There can be a lot of confusion about the relationship between military retirement pay and other benefits and federal benefits such as social security and Medicare. ┬áPart of the confusion comes from the fact that there are regular changes to the situation, and the internet contains a lot of outdated information. Retirement Pay A relatively […]

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