Whether new to the military or nearing retirement, service members and their families can expect to be called upon to relocate to another state or country. This is known as a permanent change of station, or PCS.

Moving can be full of new opportunities and new experiences – each one a little different. Rest assured that wherever you’re heading, Military OneSource can help you manage your move with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information. Support is available for every step of your PCS, whether you’re traveling solo or taking your family with you. Tap into all of the available relocation assistance so you can master your move and get on with your mission.

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Authorized Housing Flexibility Options for Service Members and Families During PCS Moves

Eligible service members and their families now have increased housing flexibility options when they receive PCS orders within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, based on changes in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.

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Military Moves 101 — Your Service Member’s First PCS

Relocating to new parts of the country — or the world — is part of the adventure of military service. Learn how the DOD makes PCS moves easier for service members.

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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.

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7 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.

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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.

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