Plan Your Move | Military OneSource PCS Checklist
As soon as you know about a move, you can start preparing your plan of action. Make lists and take inventory of your belongings so that when your items arrive at your new duty station, you can take accurate stock. You may have to wait some time for your belongings to arrive, especially during peak PCS season. In the meantime, carry your family’s essentials and communicate openly with your loved ones about the moving process.
Voting Becomes Easier for the Mobile Military Life
As a guardian of our nation, you protect the American way of life. The Federal Voting Assistance Program is here to ensure you and your family are able to exercise your right to vote.
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.
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.
An Overview of Adults With Special Needs
Supporting adult family members with complex needs may involve collaboration with a variety of support systems and community-based services.
Special Needs Consultations
Special needs consultants through Military OneSource can answer your questions and concerns about the care and education of your child or adult family member with special needs.
Six Things New Service Members Should Know About Their First Duty Station
You went through weeks learning basic military skills, then months learning your military job. Finally, it’s time to take your place in the military at your first duty station
Managing Your Career as a Military Spouse During a PCS
You’re beginning a new chapter of your military life. As a military spouse, a successful transition may include finding meaningful work at your new duty station.
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.
Explore Your Base and Beyond with MilitaryINSTALLATIONS
You’re going to PCS or you’ve just arrived. Want to learn about activities on base? Schools in the community? Check-in procedures? Child care? A veterinarian for your pet? Or other useful information?
Advance Enrollment for Military Children
A temporary waiver, which will allow your military child to pre-enroll for school before you arrive at your PCS destination, is now obtainable in 19 states.
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.
Medicaid for Family Members With Special Needs
Medicaid is a federal program that provides eligible military families with benefits beyond TRICARE. It covers basic health and long-term care services for eligible children, adults, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities and the elderly, and for families with low income and limited resources.
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.
The Exceptional Family Member Program: A Program for Families With Special Needs
When your family member has special needs, you have an extra roster of "must-dos" to be a good guardian of your family. Think about enrolling in the EFMP as one of them.
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.
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.
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.
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.