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Family Relocation Tips

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    Tips to Make Your Pre-PCS Househunting Trip a Success
    The creep of PCS anxiety is setting in. The torturous inner dialogue within ourselves is, “Do I look, or do I wait?”
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    5 PCS Money Tips
    Here are five great tips for ways military families can tackle their next PCS and still be smart about money.
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    PCS Support Groups
    Relocation can be a challenge, not only for you, but for your whole family. If you or your family is struggling to adjust to a ...
  • Movers at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, load up a truck with household goods. Jose Ramirez/Air Force
    Military Spouse and Family Moves 101
    Whether you're an old pro or new to the military moving game, there's stuff to learn about PCSing. Here's our easy PCS 101 guide.
  • Politics
    Voting for Servicemembers and Their Families
    Whether you have recently moved or you are deployed overseas, when it's Election Day, you want your vote and your family's vote...
  • Online Jobs
    Relocation Tool for Families
    American Forces Press Service|
    During peak moving season Defense Department leaders want families to know new resources are available to help.

PCS and Relocation

PCS Process Guides and Tips

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    5 Things to Do When You Get PCS Orders
    Now that you've gotten your PCS orders, what's the next step? Here are 5 tips to help you get prepared.
  • A group of movers packs up the belongings of a Fort McPherson resident in July 2011. (Photo: U.S. Army/Mr Kevin Stabinsky (IMCOM))
    7 Deals to Remember When PCS'ing
    You can find all sorts of deals to help lessen pesky PCS expenses. Here are seven deals to look into for your move.
  • A soldier and his wife during a move.
    PCS Overview
    The government will reimburse many costs associated with a PCS move. Here is an overview of what you can expect.
  • 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)
    Securing Passports and Visas Before Your Overseas PCS
    Civilian personnel, including dependents, require a passport. For official travel, DoD Directive requires you and your dependen...
  • Unloading furniture off a truck
    Moving Furniture and Preparing Appliances for OCONUS Stations
    Most overseas locations have Furnishings Management Offices that will provide major appliances for the duration of your tour. T...
  • A servicemember carrying a box
    Tips for a Smooth PCS Move
    Air Force News|
    A smooth move for household goods is possible during peak moving season with proper planning and attention to detail -- here's ...
  • Online Jobs
    Relocation Tool for Families
    American Forces Press Service|
    During peak moving season Defense Department leaders want families to know new resources are available to help.
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    Free PCS Guide
    Download your free PCS Guide and explore your VA Loan Benefit.
  • A family with little boy moving into new home
    10 Hacks for Your Military Family’s PCS Move
    Not much is certain about military life, but relocation is almost assuredly one of them. Here are a few things you can do to ma...

Home Buying Guides

Home Rental Guide

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    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 ol...
  • A couple packing for a move
    What to Look for Before You Move In
    When you're in the middle of a stressful PCS move it's easy to just throw your hands up during your apartment search and take a...
  • Hands holding a miniature house
    Responsibilities of Your New Landlord
    The beauty of renting an apartment is that you're not responsible for the maintenance or upkeep of the property — your landlord...
  • house for sale sign
    The Accidental Landlord
    Many homeowners are unable to sell their home or take a loss on it by selling below value. As a result, many military families ...
  • In this Jan. 29, 2014, file photo, parts of more than 1,000 summeries of sex-crime cases involving U.S. military personnel stationed in Japan. (AP photo)
    Renters Insurance
    Renters insurance can become an afterthought when you PCS to a rental, and most apartment dwellers never follow through with ge...
  • paperwork at bank
    10 Tips for Renting
    For your move, it's important to thoroughly review your lease with the landlord. If you're not sure what your first steps shoul...