Moving and Deployment | Prepare to Deploy
There’s no doubt that deployment impacts family life. For military spouses, there is the decision of whether to stay on the installation with your service member or move closer to loved ones for the duration of the deployment. Whatever your family decides, there’s plenty of support for you during this transition and ways to make even stronger connections within your military community.
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.
Deployment and Redeployment Requirements During COVID-19
Learn about the new Department of Defense requirements for deployment and redeployment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
Understanding the Current State of Travel Restrictions
The Department of Defense is changing its approach to personnel movement and travel during the pandemic. Until further notice, it is basing decisions on local conditions in specific areas. This replaces the broad travel restrictions that were in place before. Find out how this may impact you and your family.
PCS Moves in a COVID-19 Environment
When it comes time for your next military move, ensure that it’s a safe and successful one. Find out about new safety measures the Department of Defense has put in place to keep you and your family healthy and comfortable throughout the process.
What Do Travel Restrictions Mean for Military Families?
The Department of Defense restricted all domestic and overseas travel to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease. The department has taken this action to protect your health and well-being and to keep the military force effective and ready.
What Do Travel Restrictions Mean for Service Members?
The Department of Defense has extended its stop movement order to June 30, and put procedures in place to allow for certain types of travel. The department has taken this action to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, to protect your health and well-being and to keep the military force effective and ready.
Travel Restrictions Ease, but May Vary by Location
The Department of Defense is taking steps to preserve force readiness, limit spread and protect lives during the global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019.
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.
Plan My Deployment: A Must-Have Tool for Deploying and Coming Home
Whether you're on your first tour of duty or your fourth, Plan My Deployment helps you, your family members and loved ones prepare for – and stay strong and connected – through every phase of deployment.
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.
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.