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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Put the Military’s Relocation Assistance Program to Work for You

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.

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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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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 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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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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