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.
A Service 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finding a Job Overseas as a Military Spouse
Depending on your individual interests and skills, there are many job opportunities available to you while you’re living overseas. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare your resume and begin to explore what job opportunities await you during your time abroad.
Renters Insurance: Do I Really Need It?
Mastering your move and finding a good place for your family to live can take a lot of time and energy, so it's not surprising that something like renters insurance could be overlooked. However, it's a small cost that can save you big money if something happens to your personal belongings.
Steps to Take After a Flood, Fire or Other Natural Disaster
After a disaster or emergency such as a flood, fire, hurricane, tornado or earthquake, your safety is what is most important.
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.
Staying or Moving When Your Spouse is Deployed
Your spouse is deploying, and you might be tempted to pack up and move closer to your family.
Foreign-Born Spouses, Planning and Support
As a member of the military, you will most likely find yourself embarking on adventures in various countries. One of the benefits of the military life is the opportunity to live, work and travel all over the world – meeting people along the way.
How to Adjust to a Foreign Culture
Living abroad is an exciting opportunity to experience diverse cultures and environments — to meet people from all over the world.
Obtaining Command Sponsorship Before an Overseas Tour
One of the benefits of military life is the unique opportunity to experience life in different parts of the world — the chance to create a nest in a new place.
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.
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.
6 Things to Know About Shipping a Car Overseas
Overseas orders can be an exciting adventure for military families, but you will need to do a little additional work and planning if you are going to take your privately owned vehicle, or POV, with you.
How to Inventory Your Belongings
Taking inventory of your belongings is one way to master your move and take control of your permanent change of station. Don’t leave the tracking of your items up to the movers.