Moving & Housing
Moving is part of the adventure that comes with military life and service to the country. Military OneSource provides you with information, online tools and personalized support to help you master your move and find the best housing available so you can begin making a new home and set off on your next adventure.
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.
What to Hand Carry When You Move
Make the first days of your permanent change of station as smooth as possible. Important items should be carried personally, by hand, rather than going with a mover. From important documents to materials you need on day one, here’s what to keep close.
Seize Your Move With the Relocation Assistance Program
Taking command of your move means knowing where to turn for support. Relocation assistance professionals can help families plan, address questions and provide access to resources related to moving.
7 Tips for Connecting With Others During a Move or Deployment
Moving is your chance to start a fresh adventure and connect with a new community. And when your partner is deployed, making the time to find a social outlet can help relieve stress and build happiness in your new home.
Sponsorship: The Best Way to Settle Into Your New Home
No matter how many times you've moved or how much research you've done, the first days on a new installation are bound to be an adventure. That's where military sponsorship comes in, offering something no briefing memo can – a friendly face and a wealth of personal experience.
Moving Overseas With Children
Moving overseas is an adventure that few families get the chance to experience together. Foreign countries with different languages and customs offer opportunities for kids to explore and learn.
Celebrating the Holidays at an Overseas Duty Station
The chance to live overseas together is an exciting opportunity for military families.
Military Housing: Living on an Installation for the First Time
Moving is an exciting time, and moving on to a military installation for the first time can be a great opportunity to become part of a service-oriented community. You’ll likely have many things in common with your new neighbors, and save some money by living in more affordable housing provided to you by the military.
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.
A Family Checklist for Moving OCONUS
When you receive orders for a permanent change of station overseas, your mind may jump to thoughts of international travel, exotic foods and new experiences. There is work involved, yes, but Military OneSource provides relocation assistance as well as online tools and personalized support so you can focus on your new adventure.
Take Command of Your Move With These 8 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.
Plan My Move: Great PCS Moving Checklists & More
If you’ve got your new orders, it’s time to fire up a powerful tool that can help you take charge and master your move. Plan My Move is an online moving tool that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into clear, manageable steps for both experienced and first-time movers.
Nine Ways to Help Your Kids Cope with Moving
You’ve received your PCS orders. Between looking for a new home and packing, you’ll have another big job to do if you’re a military parent — helping your kids cope with moving.
Handling a Deployment After a Recent Move
A deployment soon after a move can be challenging for a military spouse, but it also brings new opportunities to make new friends, spend quality time with your family, and become familiar with your new home and community. Military OneSource professionals can connect you with the support you need.
Moving with Pets
When you’re preparing for a military move, having a pet can add another layer of complexity, particularly if you’re moving overseas. But you know the drill: spend some upfront time planning and preparing, and you can ease some of the stress of relocating for both you and your pet.
How to Get Your Household Goods Overseas
If you’re moving overseas, you may be focused on the new job, new culture and new opportunities that await you abroad.
6 Ways to Lean on Your Military Community to Settle Into Your New Home Faster
After months of planning your PCS, you’ve now landed at your new destination. Now it’s time for the fun part – building a nest and making it home. Here are a few ways to tap into the military community so you can settle and get into the swing of things more quickly.
Use These 10 Calculators to Answer Your Biggest Home Financing Questions
Whether you are house hunting, paying off debt or looking to buy car, financial calculators can help you explore financial decisions...before you spend any money.
Housing Options for Service Members and Families
One of the great benefits of moving with the military is that you and your family will likely have a number of housing options once you reach your new location. Each comes with different upsides and caveats, so be sure to consider your options carefully and contact the housing office at your military installation to find out which options are available to you at the time of your move.
Home Modification Resources for Wounded Warriors
Accessibility can mean different things to different people. It can range from a wheelchair ramp and wider doorways to something as simple as a special doorbell.