Whether new to the military or nearing retirement, service members and their families can expect to be called upon to relocate to another state or country, known as a permanent change of station, or PCS. Moving can be full of new opportunities and new experiences – each one a little different. Military OneSource can help make your move easier with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information. Assistance is available for every stage of your PCS, whether you’re traveling solo or taking your family with you, so that you can seize the adventure of your move and make it as smooth and seamless as possible.
Renters Insurance: Do I Really Need It?
Mastering your move and finding a good place for your family to live can take a lot of time and energy, so it's not surprising that something like renters insurance could be overlooked. However, it's a small cost that can save you big money if something happens to your personal belongings.
Housing Options for Service Members and Families
One of the great benefits of moving with the military is that you and your family will likely have a number of housing options once you reach your new location. Each comes with different upsides and caveats, so be sure to consider your options carefully and contact the housing office at your military installation to find out which options are available to you at the time of your move.
Military Housing: Living on an Installation for the First Time
Moving is an exciting time, and moving on to a military installation for the first time can be a great opportunity to become part of a service-oriented community. You’ll likely have many things in common with your new neighbors, and save some money by living in more affordable housing provided to you by the military.
Home Modification Resources for Wounded Warriors
Accessibility can mean different things to different people. It can range from a wheelchair ramp and wider doorways to something as simple as a special doorbell.
Renting vs Buying After a Relocation
For members of the military, deciding whether to rent or buy is a financial decision not to be taken lightly. Part of mastering your move is finding the best place for you and your family – and your budget – in your new location.
Use These 10 Calculators to Answer Your Biggest Home Financing Questions
Whether you are house hunting, paying off debt or looking to buy car, financial calculators can help you explore financial decisions...before you spend any money.
Make a Home Accessible With Department of Veterans Affair Programs
Being comfortable at home is such a basic need that it's easy to take for granted. An accessible home is one that lets its occupant do what he or she wants and needs to do, as independently as possible.
Steps to Take After a Flood, Fire or Other Natural Disaster
After a disaster or emergency such as a flood, fire, hurricane, tornado or earthquake, your safety is what is most important.