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PCS & Military Moves

Military OneSource makes it easy to connect with experts for immediate moving help, access powerful planning tools and get proven, practical moving information and resources on things like permanent change of station, staying safe while moving during COVID-19 and more.

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Army PCS Moving Assistance

Consult your military service branch for additional help with entitlements and claims associated with your temporary or permanent change of station move.

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Navy PCS Moving Assistance

Need help with your Navy PCS? Find your service branch contact information in this article.

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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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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.

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Coast Guard PCS Moving Assistance

Use the following information to help with your Coast Guard PCS move.

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Marine Corps PCS Moving Assistance

Consult your military service branch for additional help with entitlements and claims associated with your temporary or permanent change of station move.

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Air Force PCS Moving Assistance

Consult your military service branch for additional help with entitlements and claims associated with your temporary or permanent change of station move.

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Medical and Education Transitions of a PCS Move

EFMP families may face unique challenges and concerns during a PCS move. Get insight on smoothing medical and education transitions that can arise when moving to a new state or a new country.
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PCS and Taxes: Deducting Military Moving Expenses

Service members who move due to a permanent-change-of-station move may be eligible to deduct some of their unreimbursed moving expenses from their federal income tax returns. Most moving costs are covered by military allowances, so you’ll want to save your receipts and log your expenses to calculate any possible deduction at the end of the tax year.

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Settling In: Top 10 To-Dos After Your PCS 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.

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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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How Translation and Interpretation Services Can Ease PCS Moves

If you are a military spouse making an OCONUS move or a foreign-born spouse coming to the United States, Military OneSource offers translation and interpretation services to help ease relocation stress. This no-cost service is offered by the Department of Defense.

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Military PCS Toolkit

Find the moving resources you need to help make all aspects of military PCS moves easier for service members and their families.

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2022 PCS Season

The Defense Department is committed to helping anyone moving with the military master their move. Learn how four universal truths of military moves can help decrease the stress of your next PCS.
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Transitioning Health Care During Your PCS

It's important that your health care continues during life changes, like a military move. Learn how to smoothly transition your health care during a PCS.
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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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Planning Your Move – The Essentials

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.