It's been a doozy of a PCS season so far, with no end in sight. And while companies are responding in a variety of ways, ranging from blaming the trucking shortage and installation procedures, to apologizing for the delay, we really just want our stuff now. So as you are waiting on your stuff, or unpacking a hot mess, or even hanging out on your new neighbor's couch, here's a giggle for you.

MILITARY MOVING

1. AND THAT TIME THE PACKERS JUST DIDN'T SHOW UP…

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2. WHEN YOU'RE WAITING FOR YOUR STUFF…

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3. OR FOR ANYONE TO CALL YOU BACK…

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4. WHEN YOU FIND OUT A FORKLIFT WENT THROUGH YOUR COUCH…

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5. OR IT RAINED INSIDE YOUR SEALED CRATE…pcs military

6. AND YOUR MOVERS DROPPED THE PIANO…

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7. WHEN YOU FIND SOMEONE ELSE'S CLOTHES IN YOUR BOX…

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8. AND YOUR DOG RUNS AWAY WHEN THE MOVERS LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN…

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9. OR YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW SUGGESTS YOU STAY WITH HER WHILE WAITING FOR YOUR THINGS…

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10. WHEN THINGS GET DELIVERED! …THE DAY YOUR SPOUSE IS SIGNING IN…

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11. WHEN THE MOVERS ROLL THEIR EYES AT PIZZA FOR LUNCH…

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12. AND WHEN YOU LEISURELY DRIVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND YOU STILL BEAT THE TRUCK….

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13. THE FIRST NIGHT IN YOUR BED…

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Have you had a humdinger of a move this year? Tells us about it on PCSgrades.com and let other military families know what to expect. And, go ahead, share your favorite GIF with us as well.

This post sponsored by PCSgrades.

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"On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again…"

No, you're probably not singing that song when word comes, forcing you to PCS before the school year ends. There is something so frustrating about those military orders with a report day of mid-April. A mid-year move is bad enough, but why can't Human Resource Command think about the school calendar?

Anyway, you have military orders,you are moving, and the kids will have to leave school early. What's a military parent to do?!

MILITARY ORDERS BEFORE SCHOOL IS OUT

Here are some experiences from those who have done it a time or three before.

"It's up to the principal of the new school whether they will accept the grades from the previous school if they cannot attend a new school for more than two weeks," says Jenny, who is PCSing to Korea from Arizona.

There is a magic number of days the child must attend to get full credit. "When I was teaching, we could not promote a child on the fourth quarter report card if they had not attended a specific number of days," remembers Missi, a military spouse and mom who has taught in several states.

Another mil-spouse recommends prolonging the military move until mid-May, or the last physical day the schools will give full credit, if at all possible.

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For Navy and Marine families, being stationed near the water may be par for the course, but ask anyone how they feel about being stationed in Pensacola and you'll see their eyes light up. The weather is great. The beaches are beautiful and seafood is fantastic. Ready to learn more about your new duty station? Dive in below! Ready to house hunt and see photos? Head to PCSgrades.com!

WHERE IS PENSACOLA?

Pensacola is the most western city in the Florida panhandle on the border of Florida and Alabama. This beautiful city lies on the Gulf of Mexico and is the oldest European settlement in mainland America. Pensacola is home to the Blue Angels and Naval Aviation. But you're going to find all branches here. (Even the Army!) Families come and go, and often they begin their career here in training and then come back several times before retirement.

HOUSING

Housing on Corry Station, NAS Pensacola, and Whiting Field are all operated by the same privatized housing company, Balfour Beatty. Service members assigned to this area can choose to live in any of the communities, though most people tend to live off the installation, out in town.

Stationed in Pensacola? Leave a review of your neighborhood and help fellow mil-fams!
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While the average number of cars per family in America has decreased over the past 10 years, there are still many military families that own two or more vehicles. (Note, for the purpose of this conversation, we're only talking about automobiles.) So how do military families move multiple cars to the next duty station in the most cost-efficient and stress-free manner?

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"Honey, I have news," is how the conversation always starts. But the hard part is when news of a military move involves an unaccompanied tour. In the Army, the most common unaccompanied tour destination is Korea. More and more military families make the decision not to follow their spouse for a variety of reasons.

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