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When you move frequently, getting acclimated to your new duty station is the most stressful part of the process. Use these pointers to guide your way, save money, and help your family adjust to your new home.

  • Financial Tips for a PCS Move

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on January 20, 2014

    A PCS, or a "Permanent Change of Station" is a military move that relocates your family from one military base to another due to a reassignment. Although the military will reimburse you for many of the moving expenses incurred during your PCS, moving still remains an...

  • How to Save Money on a PCS Move

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on January 22, 2014

    Committing yourself to a life in the military means dedicating yourself to your country, but it also means getting used to uprooting your family and relocating as often as every few years. Each year, over 700,000 military men and women are reassigned to new stations around...

  • What to Do When You Receive Your PCS Orders

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on January 28, 2014

    Being a member of the military means that you'll probably be moving around quite a bit, jumping from place to place every few years, depending on what your job entails. A PCS, or Permanent Change of Station, is fairly common in the military and involves packing up and...

  • Moving Tips and Tricks for the Military Spouse

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 7, 2014

    Military moves can affect your entire family. The more military moves you make, the more you get used to moving from place-to-place frequently and the stress and exhaustion it causes. However, there are some parts of the process that become easier the more you experience them....

  • Settling In at Your New Duty Station

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 11, 2014

    Settling in to your new home after a move is just as difficult as lugging all your possessions from one place to the next. When you're in the military and move frequently, getting acclimated to your new duty station is part of the moving process where you'll get a lot of...

  • Weighing Your HHG Options Before Your Military Move

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 13, 2014

    As a military member, you're going to have to relocate more than a few times in your career. Moving is one of the most stressful life events a person can experience, and when you add to the stress you already experience daily as an active service member, you can only...

  • Questions to Ask Before Your PCS Move

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 18, 2014

    Preparing for a PCS military move is a comprehensive process that requires a lot of careful planning in several different areas. You have to pack and organize your belongings, arrange for a moving company to assist you, an auto transport company to ship your vehicles, a...

  • Tips for a DIY Military Move

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 28, 2014

    Military moves can be stressful and exhausting prepare for and execute successfully, which is why most people choose to have the military help them along with the process. This is usually recommended for families who are moving for the first time and are unfamiliar with the...

  • How to Deal with Military Moving

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on March 3, 2013

    Aside from the long stretches of absences during deployment, the military can impact families in other ways, one of which is relocation. Sometimes, people with careers in the military must move to work at different military bases, and they will be forced to uproot their families...

  • Military Moving Discounts

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 22, 2013

    Military moving is a way of life for families who have servicemen and servicewomen who are constantly being stationed all over the country and world as members of the armed forces. While moving is a major life stressor, whether you are in the armed forces or not, the fact that...

  • Tips for Moving to a Military Base

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on September 4, 2013

    For many military families, moving is simply a part of life. As if having a family member on active-duty in the military isn't stressful enough, most families will have to relocate at least once every three years on average. These frequent relocations, called "Permanent...

  • Helping Children Cope With a Military Move

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on December 17, 2013

    Moving is difficult for everyone--especially children. Military families often relocate every two years, which can be stressful and alienating for your child. If you have recently received your PCS orders and are preparing to move, these tips will help you ease your child's...

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