It is PCS Time AgainAre you excited about this next move? Or is it the wrong move, at the wrong time? Ready to jump into research, house hunting, finding the best schools, how to get those utilities hooked up, a new local bank maybe, etc. Or maybe you have put it off and now the time crunch is upon you and you need to get started in a hurry?
We faced all of those situations during a career that spanned 18 PCS type moves and some college students being hauled across the continent as well. The internet has opened some great new avenues to help and MilitaryAvenue’s Moving Tools is one way to put resources on one page for you.
Are you Ready for This?The Tools include some very practical things; like where to get packing materials, change of address cards, city profiles and calculators for determining how much house you can afford in the next town. If this is a new experience for you, then you should read some helpful articles and moving advice from those who have gone before you in this galaxy (sometimes it feels like another world while gaining all this PCS experience).
Can you Afford This?There is a roommate center for our single soldiers, airmen, marines, sailors and coasties and I have never seen so many types of boxes and other packing supplies for a DITY/Self Procured Move. They even have a box for that new plasma screen TV that you foolishly threw the box away for after Christmas.
But …. Before signing any contract in your new community, do not forget about using the Better Business Bureau Military Line and check out the company’s reputation. That few minutes could save you hours of work later, money and possibly years of frustration.
One personal experience from this military family. Your bank can be critical to making it a smooth move and we have nothing but raves about USAA! They even have real free checking and are loaded with military experts.
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Have a great PCS and tell your friends about Moving Tools!
Col K is a retired Air Force pilot who served with the best of the military community from the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force. He flew combat rescue and special operations helicopters, fixed wing trainers and airlift and retired while flying the C-17 as the Vice Wing Commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing at McChord AFB.
He enjoys writing about military issues and is a frequent contributor to the the DoD Blogger Roundtable at DoDLive. A member of a proud military family that created MilitaryAvenue.com to support the troops and their families, he enjoys the continued military ties from blogging. You can find Col K on twitter and LinkedIn too! byColonel KonWednesday, January 23, 2013Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:Col K,military benefits,military finances,Military Housing,Military Spouse Employment,moving,pcs,school