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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Exchange Goods Too Pricey For The Families They Serve

It’s about time for my regular, unscheduled rant about the price of the products that are carried at the military exchanges.  We’ve just come back from five years living at places with very limited exchange offerings.  Now that we’re back to full-size stores, I am disappointed with the choices available.  More importantly, I don’t see […]

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