PCS Most Popular Articles

  • Eielson Air Force Base housing. Senior Airman Yash Rojas/Air Force
    Living on Base: Pros and Cons
    Military installations try to offer accommodations that ensure most families want for nothing. However, living on a military ba...
  • A servicemember carrying a box
    Your Personally Procured Move (PPM)
    The Personally Procured Move (PPM) move allows you to be reimbursed by the government for moving your belongings yourself.
  • Moving furniture
    PCS Moves and Household Goods
    The government will ship your household goods when you are transferred to a new permanent duty station.
  • Car
    Vehicle Registration for Military Families
    Military families have a long checklist of things to do when going through a PCS move. One of those tasks is vehicle registration.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
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    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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