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Five essential steps for a PCS move

opened boxWhen you are planning a military move there are a number of things that you have to do the first of which is to have a meeting with the base transportation office. The name of this office will vary depending upon the branch of the military that you are with; for example, it could be the Traffic Management Office or Installation Transportation Office. This should be done as soon as you receive your PCS orders.

The next step is to talk to the family center at your destination. There is a whole range of military relocation assistance available to you, so find out what the center can do to help.

If you are already based in military housing then you need to make sure that the housing office knows when you are going to be leaving. You also need to makes sure that you know what is expected of you in terms of cleaning your current home before you go.

An appointment with the finance office at your current location will also be helpful. Moving is going to cost money and there will be some financial benefits that will help you to cover these costs and prevent any permanent damage to your bank balance.

Once all this is done you can plan your move with the help of the military move checklist. This will cover everything that you need to do in the weeks leading up to your move and ensure that you are not overwhelmed by the process.  

 

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