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These resources include DoD directives, instructions and guidance on relocation and housing services.

Moving

DoD Instruction 1342.22, "Military Family Readiness," July 3, 2012 This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and establishes procedures for the provision of military family readiness services (through the Family Readiness System (FRS), which is comprised of multiple access points, including installation-based family centers). To help support implementation of the DoDI by the DoD Components, this chart outlines the changes made from the December 30, 1992 version of the policy.

DoD Directive 1315.07, "Military Personnel Assignments," January 12, 2005, certified as current April 23, 2007 This Directive addresses assignments and reassignments of service members as they pertain to permanent change of station (PCS) moves.

DoD Instruction 1315.18, "Procedures for Military Personnel Assignments," January 12, 2005 This Instruction outlines the policies and procedures for PCS moves.

Housing

DoD Instruction 1342.22, "Military Family Readiness," July 3, 2012 This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and establishes procedures for the provision of military family readiness services (through the Family Readiness System (FRS), which is comprised of multiple access points, including installation-based family centers). To help support implementation of the DoDI by the DoD Components, this chart outlines the changes made from the December 30, 1992 version of the policy.

DoD Instruction 1100.16, "Equal Opportunity in Off-Base Housing," 14 August 1989 This Instruction provides policy governing equal treatment for all DoD personnel. Specifically, it provides guidance for off-base housing and enforcement of fair housing practices as required by federal law, which prohibits discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, or familial status.

DoD Directive 1315.07, "Military Personnel Assignments," 12 January 2005, certified as current, 23 April 2007 This Directive addresses assignments and reassignments of Service members as they pertain to permanent change of station (PCS) moves.

DoD Instruction 4165.63, "DoD Housing," 21 July 2008 This Instruction provides broad guidance for military housing requirements in DoD including that DoD shall:

  • Ensure personnel and their families and eligible civilians have access to excellent housing facilities and services generally reflecting contemporary community living standards.
  • Rely on the private sector as the primary source for housing accompanied personnel and use a consistent DoD-wide analytical methodology for calculating the need to provide housing.
  • Make the commander of an installation responsible for the housing programs with broad authority to decide the best use of resources to provide access to housing for military personnel.

DoD 4165.63-M, "DoD Housing Management," 30 September 1993 This Manual contains DoD policy guidance, procedures, and responsibilities on all matters associated with family housing, unaccompanied personnel housing, and temporary lodging facilities.


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Father and children packing a box When you receive permanent change of station orders, you're bound to have mixed feelings. You're likely to be excited about the upcoming change and the chance to meet new people and see new places. But you're also likely to feel stressed about the logistics of the move and about helping family members. There are steps you can take and resources available to help you make plans, stay organized, help your children and keep a step ahead while you move.


Holding hands in front of boxes Moving can put a strain on even the strongest of relationships. Not only are you stressed about all the things you need to do, but you also may feel emotional about leaving the place you call home. During the move, it's more important than ever for you and your partner to work together as a team. The following information can help you find ways to keep your relationship strong during the stresses of your next move.


Volunteer holding "I Voted" sticker When you leave active duty, take a few simple steps to notify your local election officials of your change of status. Fill out a National Voter Registration Form to register as a civilian in your new voting location. Don't let your vote get lost in transition!

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