Master Your Next Move with Military INSTALLATIONS

Moving every few years is part of military life. Along with the new opportunities a PCS brings — such as the excitement of building a new nest in different locale — you’ll probably have questions about your new location, such as where you’ll live, where your kids will go to school, and what shopping and recreational opportunities are nearby.

You’ll find the answers on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, the Department of Defense’s website for installation and state resources for active duty and Reserve Component service members and their families. The site provides articles, photos, major unit listings and contacts for installations.

You can search installations by name or by state. You’ll find an overview of the installation — including location, history and mission — and articles on site-specific topics, from housing, local schools and pets to health care, child and youth programs and deployment support. You can even create a custom downloadable booklet with the topics that interest you most.

MilitaryINSTALLATIONS lets you search for dozens of programs and services available on base and in the surrounding community. These include automotive services, commissary and exchanges, financial institutions, health care, school-age care, transition assistance and veterinary services.

The website also links to Plan My Move, which allows you to create a unique personal moving plan. Plan My Move provides you with access to information about your entitlements and benefits, points of contact, checklists, planning tools and information on education and employment. Plan My Move will help you and your family plan a smooth relocation to your new duty assignment.

A successful PCS requires planning, communication and organization between the service member and the family. MilitaryINSTALLATIONS gives you the information and resources you need for a smooth move.

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