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Moving & PCS – Resources
The Defense Department is committed to helping service members, their families and anyone moving with the military connect to the information, resources and tools they need to get organized and master their move.
Use these online planning tools and websites to help you manage a move and learn about your new duty station.Plan My Move
Plan My Move is a Department of Defense relocation tool that helps you organize your move and keep it on track. Use Plan My Move to:
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- Create checklists for different parts of your move, including family, household goods, paperwork and housing
- Print your moving checklists or save them online and access them whenever you want
- Track your progress online as you complete tasks
Experts are available, both online and in-person, to support you through all phases of the moving process.Relocation Assistance Program
Your installation Relocation Assistance Program can help you learn about your new installation, offer assistance with spouse employment options, housing, schools, financial readiness and more. Find out how to put the military’s relocation program to work for you.
If you’re moving overseas, visit Military OneSource OCONUS/Overseas Moves for more information and resources.Military and Family Support Centers
Contact your installation Military and Family Support Center to learn about relocation assistance services — including individual move planning, workshops and briefings — as well as other programs and services to help you balance the demands of military life.Housing offices
The housing offices at your new installation can help you explore the options in your new location and understand your housing-related allowances. Contact your installation housing office/government housing for information about living on base. Contact the housing referral office/housing privatization for information about off-installation options.
If you’re living in government quarters now, notify your installation housing office/government housing of your projected move-out date.HOMES.mil
HOMES.mil is a service designed to connect service members and their families with community housing rental listings located near U.S. military bases. It provides contact information for your current or prospective housing office. You can also list your own rental properties.PCS Passenger and Pet Transportation
Military and family support services
Use these links to help you access child care programs, education and well-being resources for children, and support for family members with special needs.Child careFamily members with special needs
If you have a family member with special needs, consultants with the EFMP – Exceptional Family Member Program can help you make sure your family member’s needs are met during and after your move, especially if your exceptional family member will transfer to a new school. You can also check out the EFMP&Me online tool for information and support anytime, anywhere.School liaisonsMilitary Kids Connect
Military Kids Connect is an online community specifically designed for military children ages 6-17 years. It provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life, including frequent moves.
Questions about moving benefits, entitlements or budgets? We’ve got you covered.Personal Financial Management Services
Contact TRICARE to notify them of your move and discuss your options for care at your new location.
Need help transferring your professional license or finding a job in your new location? Use these links to help you get settled.Military OneSource spouse relocation and transition specialty consultation
Military OneSource offers relocation and transition specialty consultations to help spouses during military moves. Consultants can help you create an individualized action plan and identify resources. They can also share information on housing, child care, education, employment and more.Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, or SECOCOVID-19 resources
Stay updated on COVID-19 resources by visiting the Military OneSource COVID-19 information page. Look under Guidance From the Government for a link to weekly updates on installation travel restrictions.Language interpretation servicesLodging resourcesVehicle weight scale locations
Privately-owned truck weight scales locations are available to get required vehicle weight tickets when conducting a full or partial personally procured move, also known as a PPM or “do-it-yourself” move. There are several companies that offer these weight scales and you can search the internet to find a location near you. Check with your local transportation office to get more details on weighing your vehicle. You can use the MilitaryINSTALLATIONS tool to find your local transportation office contact information.