Relocation can be a stressful experience even as a regular civilian. So, add to that being active duty military and a whole new set of challenges and responsibilities are stacked onto your plate once you receive your PCS orders.
Our goal with this military relocation page is to help service members, military families or anyone in the military make moving easier by providing the best military resources available to prepare you for the next step. The intent for this page is to be dynamic and grow as we discover additional resources and new information that provides you with the most useful and up-to-date tools for your PCS.
VA Home Loan Information
Military Installations Info
The above link provides great information for installations around the world. You can locate contacts for key programs and services, check-in procedures, local resources, maps, community information and more.
Moving Forms and Fact Sheets
Military OneSource provides great downloadable forms and info sheets to help you with your military relocation:
Personal Property Claims Fact Sheet - Downloadable fact sheet with info and contacts for filing loss, damage, residential damage and POV claims.
Inconvenience Claims Fact Sheet - Downloadable sheet provides info and contact for filing inconvenience claims.
Personal Property Quick Reference Guide - Downloadable guide with overview of customer/mover responsibilities, moving tips and service branch customer services contact info.
Personally Procured Moves Fact Sheet - Downloadable info regarding personally procured moves (PPMs) and service branch customer service contact info.
Personally Procured Move Checklist and Expense Certification Form - Downloadable checklist of documents required for PPM reimbursement, Statement of Expenses table form.
Military and Family Support Services
Great info for access to child care programs, education and well-being resources for children, and support for family members with special needs:
Military Child Care - A resource for military child care programs including expanded hourly child care services, on-installation care registration, fee assistance for child care.
Special Needs Military Family Members - Information about the Exceptional Family Member Program to assist meeting your family members needs during and after your move.
School Liaison - Information about school liaisons to work with your child's school during transitions.
Military Kids Connect - Online community for military children aged 6-17 years old. Access to resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life.
Sesame Street for Military Families - Videos, worksheets and tips to help young children deal with the challenges of military life.
Are you a #Milspouse looking to transfer your professional license or need help in your job search in your new location? Here are some great links to help:
Military Spouse Relocation and Transition Consultations - Access to specialty consultation from Military OneSource to help spouses during military relocations.
Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) - Resources for military spouses interested in employment and educational options in your new location.
Some great links to Military-related online communities and accounts to follow:
@milspoproject - America's largest military spouse non-profit focusing on educating and assisting milspouses become entreprenuers.
@officialarmywife101 - Established Instagram account of an inspirational milspouse with stories, military discounts and more.
Milso Mail - Milso Mail is aimed at military spouses of ALL branches of service who would like to connect with others through letters.
Military Church Search - This Facebook group elps military service members and their families get information about churches.
White Walls - A Facebook group for interior decor inspiration; ways for making your military house feel like a home, be that on or off a military installation.
Relocation Assistance Services
Relocation Assistance Program - Quick link to help you locate assistance programs available in your new location.