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Army Public Health Center expert offers healthy housing tips
June 10, 2020
— Although COVID-19 concerns have temporarily halted many but the most essential military moves, now is a good time to think about how to keep your current or future residence healthy and minimize housing hazard risks like lead or mold exposure...
Passport guidance set to curb delays, as military heads into peak PCS season
June 3, 2020
— Military families applying for official passports must submit their paperwork no earlier than 60 days, but no later than 45 days from their departure date, said a top travel official, as COVID-19 stop movements are lifted...
Army rolls out new app to improve PCS move experience in COVID-19 era
April 28, 2020
— The Army has released “Army PCS Move” – a mobile knowledge-based app designed to enhance the relocation experience for Soldiers, families, and Department of the Army civilians...
Don’t sign that lease! DOD orders “Stop Movement” for all domestic travel
March 24, 2020
— To combat the spread of COVID-19, all Department of Defense military personnel will “stop movement” – meaning no Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Temporary Duty (TDY) travel – effective March 16 through May 11, 2020...
Soldiers on PCS orders can now request to stay extra year at duty station
March 23, 2020
— Soldiers preparing for a permanent change-of-station move can now request to stay at their current duty station for up to a year, as the Army adapts how it moves people during the COVID-19 crisis...
DOD Directs Stop Movement in response to COVID-19
March 13, 2020
— The Department of Defense issued a stop movement of all personnel to, from or through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated Level 3 COVID-19 locations effective March 13 and for the next 60 days. Following Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s announcement of new travel restrictions, the Air Force began implementing and complying with this guidance...
Dislocation allowance now available before PCS moves
October 22, 2019
— Soldiers and their Families can now receive dislocation allowance ahead of a permanent change of station move after the Army updated its policy in an effort to reduce the burden of moving...
Some military spouses eligible for relicensing recertification funds
July 11, 2019
— Funds to help military spouses with relicense or recertify professional accreditations costs are now available through the Military and Family Readiness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The spouse reimbursement for relicensure and recertification program was introduced in May 2019 with the objective of supporting a military spouse’s career...
Air Force to pay up to $500 for spouse occupational license transfer during PCS
May 17, 2019
— The Air Force announced the spouse relicensure reimbursement program May 15, which would provide financial relief up to $500 to Airmen whose spouses must obtain state occupational relicensures or recertifications during a permanent change of station or assignment across state lines...
New Army initiatives to cut cost, time for spouses to continue careers
May 15, 2019
— The Army recently issued a directive to reduce the financial burden for spouses who wish to continue their professional careers after they move to a new duty station. The policy allows spouses to be reimbursed up to $500 for qualified relicensing costs that result from a permanent change of station or assignment to a different state. ...
Limited professional gear allowed during PCS
May 1, 2019
— As the permanent change of station peak season approaches, Air Force officials are reminding Airmen to review the Department of Defense policy on transportation of professional gear to avoid costly charges...
How to make a PCS move easier during peak household goods shipping season
July 10, 2018
— Peak moving season is from May through August and Joint Base San Antonio averages approximately 4,500 customer shipments during that time...
Fewer non-deployable Soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says
February 12, 2018
— The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations...
Air Force highly recommends renters insurance
September 3, 2017
— Unforeseen fires, floods, theft or accidents can occur in anyone’s residence. Airmen need to understand the importance of protecting their families from financial hardship should such losses occur. Whether you live on base or off base, the Air Force highly recommends you get renters insurance...
Make PCS easier during peak household goods shipping season
April 26, 2017
— Military and civilian members who make permanent change of station, or PCS, moves from one duty station to another are authorized many entitlements...
PCS made easier during peak household goods shipping season
April 27, 2016
— When permanent change of station orders are received,military members are advised to not hesitate to prepare and submit shipment ofpersonal property requests to their local Personal Property...