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Now that your PCS is on hold, here’s what you can do to be prepared when they finally say go
Are you one of the thousands of military families that are stuck in PCS limbo? The recent DoD stop order on military travel has affected many military families waiting to...
Ways to keep the family sane during this staycation
Right now, military families are playing a terrible game of “hurry up and wait.” In an ordinary year, this would be the peak of PCS season. Military kids would be...
Military kids and school moves through a pandemic: FAQ
Any normal year, nearly half of all military families would be gearing up for PCS season. However, this season is anything but normal. The COVID-19 crisis has consumed our country,...
How to adjust to your new normal during coronavirus
In October 2019 my family started moving from our previous station in Ecuador to Virginia. It is now spring 2020. It took six months from the time we started our...
Helping military kids through PCS moves
Military kids move much more often than their civilian peers, averaging a move every 2-3 years. Every PCS move means a new house, new school, new friends, and new routines....
An overseas milspouse on COVID lockdown
This is our second week in total and complete lockdown and our 5th week homeschooling our children. Why? Because my military family is currently stationed in Northern Italy; where COVID-19...
Home ownership and taxes – A Q & A for military families
For military families struggling with stop orders on PCS moves and uncertain dates, the tax extension can be a welcome relief. For those wondering whether or not to continue moving...
Put your movers on notice the next time you PCS!
Some people have amazing experiences when military moving. My first and only door-to-door PCS went exceptionally well. Our items all … Continued
“Your PCS checklist saved my life!”
I am a Virgo who is married to a Logistics officer, so it should come as no surprise that we … Continued
Rent vs Buy military families need to weigh their options
There are any number of reasons why in a given situation renting might be better than buying or vice versa. … Continued
Moving before school is over? What to do?
“On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again…” No, you’re probably not singing that song … Continued
Can I follow my service member with unaccompanied orders?
For anyone dating or married to a military service member, “unaccompanied orders” can be a complicated and frustrating situation. I … Continued
Ways to unwind after your PCS move is finally over
A PCS move might only take a few days of travel, but the process of recovering from a PCS takes … Continued
How to get ready for your first PCS move as a single service member
It’s time for your first PCS move in the military. Maybe the military cut you some really sweet orders to … Continued
As PCS moves stop under Covid-19, soldiers and families can apply to stay at their current duty station longer
"If we can accommodate that, why shouldn’t we?”
11 Space A do’s and don’ts
If you’ve been following the PCSgrades blog series on Space-A travel, you’ve learned a lot. You know the Space-A basics, … Continued
11 things to know about flying Space A with kids
If you’re new to Space A flying – or you’re planning your first Space A flight with the kiddos – … Continued
5 Japan destinations you can visit and stay on a U.S. military base
If you’ve never been to Japan, you’re in for a treat – and maybe a little bit of culture shock. … Continued
Buying lunch for movers: yea or nay?
By: D’antrese McNeil It’s the infamous PCS, and that means preparing your home for the movers to come and invade. … Continued
Need to Vent about Your PCS Nightmare?
WE ALL HAVE OUR SHARE OF HORROR STORIES WHEN IT COMES TO MILITARY MOVING! Name the most disgusting item erroneously … Continued
Possible Space A Program Changes for “Gray Area” Military Retirees
While retired military Space A travel is a privilege, there are some retirees that do not have this privilege. There … Continued
Your Southeast Arizona Area Guide
You have orders to Southeast Arizona! Living out west may be going home for you or, like many military families, … Continued
Your Washington DC Area Guide
Maybe you’ve been able to avoid the assignment for several years, or have been dying to move to the area, … Continued
Your Camp Pendleton Area Guide
PCSing to coastal California is a dream assignment to some: beautiful weather, an abundance of things to see and do, … Continued
Your College Station Area Guide
So you’ve accepted orders and are PCS’ing to Texas A&M at College Station. Gig’Em! Here’s the information you need to … Continued