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PCS & Military Moves

Military OneSource makes it easy to connect with experts for immediate moving help, access powerful planning tools and get proven, practical moving information and resources on things like permanent change of station, staying safe while moving during COVID-19 and more.

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Settling In: A Moving Checklist for After Your Military Move

After months of planning you have arrived at your new duty station. You’ve probably got a hundred things on your mind but putting these 10 “to-dos” on top of your post-moving checklist can make life in your new home much easier.

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Making the Move Easier for Military Kids

Moving with kids can be a little like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. A little perspective and patience is needed for you to fit all the pieces together.

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Make Your Final Military Move a Success

No matter the length of your military career, you’ve probably moved at least once. It’s always an adventure. For most service members leaving the military, either at retirement or at their end of active service separation, a final move at government expense is authorized.

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PCS and Taxes: Deducting Military Moving Expenses

Service members who move due to a permanent-change-of-station move may be eligible to deduct some of their unreimbursed moving expenses from their federal income tax returns. Most moving costs are covered by military allowances, so you’ll want to save your receipts and log your expenses to calculate any possible deduction at the end of the tax year.

Joint Services Support has moved to Military OneSource

The Joint Services Support website sunset as of Sept. 2019. National Guard members and their immediate family can now visit the Military OneSource website to access information about the resources and programs available to them at the state and. …
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Supporting Your Service Member and Their Family Before a Military Move

Your support can go a long way in easing the stress of a military move. Even if you live too far away to watch the kids or pitch in with the packing, there are ways you can make it easier for your loved ones to prepare for a PCS.

Esponsorship Application & Training Tools

The resources on this page are designed as examples of correspondence/tools you might use during the sponsorship process. They are easy to use. Follow these instructions: Download and save to your computer Edit to meet your. …
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PCS: The Basics About Permanent Change of Station

One of the benefits of military life is the unique opportunity to experience life in different parts of the country and the world. A permanent change of station, or PCS, is a fact of life in the military.

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Logistics and Family – The Essentials

A permanent change of station overseas is a thrilling opportunity for your family to live abroad – a chance that few families get. An OCONUS move comes with the exciting promise of new cultures and experiences for your partner and children if they’re able to join you. Military OneSource provides online tools, personalized support and practical information to help with all the logistics of your overseas move so that you can get the most out of your adventure and start exploring your new home abroad.

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Spouse Relocation and Transition

When you’re relocating, let us help do some of the heavy lifting. Military OneSource specialty consultants can assist you with moving help every step of the way — whether you’re making a PCS move or transitioning out of the military.

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The Final Move – Essentials

It can be overwhelming to think about leaving the home you shared with your deceased service member. Even if you are hesitant about taking this big step right now, it is helpful to know your housing options and available moving benefits — as well as some practical steps to take — that may help you with your move when that day comes.

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Take Command of Your Move With These Tips

Moving can be the start of a great family adventure. As you get ready to pack up, consider these eight moving tips which can make your next move easier and allow you to focus on the exciting opportunities that await at your next home.

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Moving and Deployment – The Essentials

Before you take off for your parent’s house or go anywhere when your spouse is deployed, consider the wide range of benefits and resources available to you if you remain on the installation, such as the commissary, exchange, community support. Staying put also ensures that your children maintain their routines during this time of transition and don’t experience further disruption to school and other activities.

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Moving – Resources

If you have your orders, you also have access to many resources to help you plan your move. From planning travel expenses to learning about your new community, Military OneSource provides tools and services for a successful. …
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OCONUS Moves – Resources

Your overseas, or OCONUS, move may take you to Europe, Asia or another corner of the globe. This can be one of the most rewarding parts of your military experience. Military OneSource is here with relocation assistance as well as online tools and. …
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Spouse Relocation & Transition – The Essentials

When you’re relocating, Military OneSource specialty consultants can assist you with personalized support every step of the way – whether you’re PCSing or transitioning out of the military. Consultants are trained in military moves, so they know how to help.

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Planning Your Move – The Essentials

As soon as you know about a move, you can start preparing your plan of action. Make lists and take inventory of your belongings so that when your items arrive at your new duty station, you can take accurate stock. You may have to wait some time for your belongings to arrive, especially during peak PCS season. In the meantime, carry your family’s essentials and communicate openly with your loved ones about the moving process.