I put an update on Facebook right after I wrote my I'm a PCS Worrier post, saying that I was already freaking out about PCSing. A civilian friend contacted me with excitement and surprise because he had looked up the term "PCS." And therefore, we were going to be permanently stationed somewhere.
And I had this hilarious realization: permanent change of station has the word permanent in it. Ha! Why on earth is that? There is nothing permanent about PCSing!
I had never before realized how absurd that term is.
Only the military would put the word "permanent" next to the word "change."