Blog Posts in "Military PCS Resources"

For military families, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders are a familiar part of life. While the prospect of moving to a new duty station can be exciting, the process itself can be overwhelming. From packing up your belongings to settling into a new community, there are countless details to manage. Fortunately, with careful planning and preparation, PCSing can be a smoother and less stressful experience for you and your family. Here are some valuable tips to help military families navigate the PCS process with ease: (1) Start Early: Begin planning for your move as soon as you receive yo... read more

Effective January 1, 2024, active-duty military personnel have been granted the right to be compensated for moving costs associated with one household pet due to a permanent change of station transition. The shift costs for either one canine or one feline incorporate travel expenses within the nation or abroad, and any other movement necessities, as stated by the Joint Travel Regulations Office. Ever since Lloyd J. Austin III, the Secretary of Defense, assumed his role, he has focused his efforts on enhancing the support provided to Defense Department staff and their families through his camp... read more

We are so excited to announce that MilSpouseFest events are back for 2022! The inaugural MSF Cast will kick off the year with this fantastic and much needed webinar, PCS Tips & Tricks on Thursday January 27th at 12pm, presented by USAA. REGISTER TO ATTEND FOR FREE: Register for our MSF Cast on Whova Julie Shepard, Director, MilSpouseFest, will be speaking with the following industry experts: ● JJ Montanaro, Relationship Director, Military Advocacy Group, USAA ● Kellie Artis, COO, Millie ● Lizann Lightfoot, Content Editor, PCSgrades ● Megan Harless, CEO, PCS Like A Pro They will be taking ques... read more

How are we surviving our latest PCS? Boy oh boy. It’s been the most interesting one for sure, but in a nutshell, we haven’t totally flipped our wigs yet. We’ve been close, but everyone is still alive and functioning. Every day I remind myself that we are just out here living and SURVIVING A PCS LIKE A BOSS! Let me start with Carlos. #TeamCarlos left the island before any of us. He flew the friendly skies with Delta Airlines and spent a month with my in-laws. Dude is still acting like he’s at his grandparents’ house. They allowed him to sit on the furniture or in their laps and do pretty much ... read more

The average military child will be “the new kid” at nine schools before they graduate. Military life is hard enough. School shouldn’t have to be. Our littlest heroes deserve high and consistent education standards. Take this 5-minute survey from the National Military Family Association and tell us how your kids’ school measures up to others across the country. You’ll be entered in a drawing for one of five $50 gift cards. TAKE THE SURVEY ... read more