Moving & Housing
Moving is part of the adventure that comes with military life and service to the country. Military OneSource provides you with information, online tools and personalized support to help you master your move and find the best housing available so you can begin making a new nest and set off on your next adventure.
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.
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.
How to Get Your Household Goods Overseas
If you’re moving overseas, you may be focused on the new job, new culture and new opportunities that await you abroad.
Finding a Job Overseas as a Military Spouse
Depending on your individual interests and skills, there are many job opportunities available to you while you’re living overseas. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare your resume and begin to explore what job opportunities await you during your time abroad.
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.
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.
Staying or Moving When Your Spouse is Deployed
Your spouse is deploying, and you might be tempted to pack up and move closer to your family.
How to Adjust to a Foreign Culture
Living abroad is an exciting opportunity to experience diverse cultures and environments — to meet people from all over the world.
Foreign-Born Spouses, Planning and Support
As a member of the military, you will most likely find yourself embarking on adventures in various countries. One of the benefits of the military life is the opportunity to live, work and travel all over the world – meeting people along the way.
Obtaining Command Sponsorship Before an Overseas Tour
One of the benefits of military life is the unique opportunity to experience life in different parts of the world — the chance to create a nest in a new place.
A Service Family Checklist for Moving OCONUS
When you receive orders for a permanent change of station overseas, your mind may jump to thoughts of international travel, exotic foods and new experiences. There is work involved, yes, but Military OneSource provides relocation assistance as well as online tools and personalized support so you can focus on your new adventure.
Seize Your Move With the Relocation Assistance Program
Taking command of your move means knowing where to turn for support. Relocation assistance professionals can help families plan, address questions and provide access to resources related to moving.
6 Things to Know About Shipping a Car Overseas
Overseas orders can be an exciting adventure for military families, but you will need to do a little additional work and planning if you are going to take your privately owned vehicle, or POV, with you.
Handling a Deployment After a Recent Move
A deployment soon after a move can be challenging for a military spouse, but it also brings new opportunities to make new friends, spend quality time with your family, and become familiar with your new home and community. Military OneSource professionals can connect you with the support you need.
7 Tips for Connecting With Others During a Move or Deployment
Moving is your chance to start a fresh adventure and connect with a new community. And when your partner is deployed, making the time to find a social outlet can help relieve stress and build happiness in your new home.
Sponsorship: The Best Way to Settle Into Your New Home
No matter how many times you've moved or how much research you've done, the first days on a new installation are bound to be an adventure. That's where military sponsorship comes in, offering something no briefing memo can – a friendly face and a wealth of personal experience.
The New eSponsorship Application and Training
As a sponsor, it’s your duty to provide information to new service members at your station. The new, interactive eSponsorship Application and Training gives you all the resources you need to be a successful sponsor.
Take Command of Your Move With These 8 Tips
Moving can be the start of a great family adventure. As you get ready to pack up, consider these eight moving tips which can make your next move easier and allow you to focus on the exciting opportunities that await at your next home.
PCS: The Basics About Permanent Change of Station
One of the benefits of military life is the unique opportunity to experience life in different parts of the country and the world. A permanent change of station, or PCS, is a fact of life in the military.
What to Hand Carry When You Move
Make the first days of your permanent change of station as smooth as possible. Important items should be carried personally, by hand, rather than going with a mover. From important documents to materials you need on day one, here’s what to keep close.