PCS Resources


Planning a PCS?  Recently arrived at a new duty station?   MilitaryOneClick’s comprehensive relocation guide is right here!


Home Listings – Buying and Renting

  • Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN)
    is owned and managed by Runzheimer and is designed to improve the process of connecting the military community with available housing.
  • FreeMilitaryListings.com
    is the quickest way to sell or rent your home. Why? Because it’s FREE! We are here to connect you to other military members. Think of this as the community-wide bulletin board where we can all meet to buy, sell, rent, or lease our homes!
  • HOMES.mil
    HOMES.mil is a joint Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy website. HOMES.mil and Military Housing staff throughout the world are working towards assisting your search for a new home.
  • Military By Owner
    is your most effective source for real estate advertising, homes For Sale by Owner or For Rent, near our Military Installations. Use the power of your military network and the web to help you find, sell or rent your next home.
  • Military For Sale For Rent
    is an off-base military housing website intent to provide real estate assistance to military families by offering them easy tool to search military homes for sale by owner or houses for rent by owner, including professional assistance from military friendly relocation experts.
  • Military Homes Today
    The official site of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) Partners. We share the common mission of providing thriving communities and housing that truly feels like home. This site will link you directly to the MHPI partners nationwide by just clicking on a state, and selecting an Installation.
  • MilitaryHomeStore.com
    Post and nationally syndicate your off base home for sale or for rent right here on the newest, featured-filled site dedicated to military real estate. We welcome both real estate agents and by owners.
    Looking to buy or rent? Wherever you are PCSing to, start here to search for off base military homes for sale and for rent located near United States military bases. Find homes offered by owner and by real estate agents.
  • Navy Housing Quick Reference Guide
    lists information about housing on ALL Navy installations. ** See the “Home Ownership” tab for information on home purchases.

 

 

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Allowances & Reimbursements

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Tools for Buying or Selling a Home

  • Bank Rate
    helps you find the lowest home loan interest rate for a home purchase or refinance.
  • VA Loan Center.net
    has relationships with VA Loan Specialists at approved VA lenders who can originate home loans in all 50 states. These VA Loan Specialists are available in order to help eligible Veterans obtain VA Home Loan financing for the purchase or re-financing of their home. (This is not part of the VA, but it is a great service.)
  • FreeMilitaryListings.com
    is the quickest way to sell or rent your home. Why? Because it’s FREE! We are here to connect you to other military members. Think of this as the community-wide bulletin board where we can all meet to buy, sell, rent, or lease our homes!
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Home Loan Program
    Everything you wanted to know about the VA’s home loan program is here.
  • Home Depot Foundation
    is offering to conduct work projects on military members’ personal homes. They will provide the materials, labor and contractors. Projects will include repairs and installations. Members with priority include: wounded warriors returning from combat & disabled veterans, members returning from deployment, members with special needs (either themselves or family members).
  • Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP)
    assists eligible homeowners facing financial loss when selling their primary residence due to a base closure or realignment announcement.
  • MilitaryVALoan.com
    is a financial resource portal for active duty military personnel and non-active duty military veterans. We specialize in providing information for veterans who are in need of the following types of loan services: No Down-payment Mortgage Loans, Mortgage Refinance Loans, Home Equity Loans, Personal Non-Mortgage Backed Loan and Auto Loans. (This is not part of the VA, but it is a great service.)

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Finding a School

  • Great Schools
    The country’s leading source of information on school performance. With listings of 200,000 public and private schools serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews, GreatSchools has become the go-to guide for parents aiming to make a smart school choice.
  • Military Child Education Coalition
    offers information for parents in support of transitioning students through helpful publications and research, technology applications, and links to other sites
  • Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3)
    aims to replace the widely varying policies affecting transitioning military students. The compact leverages consistency: It uses a comprehensive approach that provides a consistent policy in every school district and in every state that chooses to join. The compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation.
  • Military K-12 Partners
    DoDEA’s Partnership program provides information and support to increase understanding of the unique needs of military children as well as academic support to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for military children.
  • Military Town Advisor
    a PCS relocation resource where military families write reviews about neighborhoods, apartment complexes and schools in military towns near U.S bases. Created by a military spouse for military families.
  • Public School Review
    lets you find free, detailed profiles of public schools and their surrounding communities.
  • School Quest
    finds any public – and many private – schools or districts in the U.S. as well as Department of Defense schools for military installations overseas.
  • Pre-K Smarties
    A preschool education resource full of tips and articles for parents teaching their preschoolers math and reading with learning games, phonics, and fun preschool activities. (They have a great pre-school directory.)

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Planning Your Move

  • Adkos.com
    Veteran-owned and operated business specializing in both short-term and long-term storage of military vehicles since 2002.  Adkos offers a discount of 50% off first month of storage at any of our nationwide locations and our core product is 100% free to qualified military members when authorized by the government.
  • Army Housing Online User Services
    The Army’s official website for soldiers and their families looking for information regarding Army Family Housing, Unaccompanied Housing (UH), or Community (Off-Post) Housing. It includes detailed reference information and quick links for Army installations all over the world. Inside, you will find floor plans, photo tours, policies and procedures, programs and services, waiting list information, BAH/OHA, forms, contact information, utilities, schools, maps and much more!
  • Crestline Auto Transport
    Crestline Auto Transport provides nationwide delivery services. No matter where your PCS orders may take you, we’re more than able to get your vehicle there when you need it. We are also a registered contractor with the government, so we have experience in military car shipping and transport Privately Owned Vehicles (POV) that have been pre-arranged through various military stations.
  • Federal Voting Assistance Program
    offers voting assistance to uniformed service members, their families and civilians living overseas. Remember to update your absentee ballot information!
  • Freecycle Network™
    is a grassroots, nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them’s good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on ‘Browse Groups’ above the search box. Have fun! (NOTE: This is a great way to get rid of stuff before you move. The service is FREE and folks have to pick up the items.)
  • MilitaryAvenue.com
    Military Avenue and our Partners offer moving tools at your fingertips.
  • National Association Of Child Care Resources And Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)
    is working with the U.S. Military Services to help those who serve in the military find and afford child care that suits their unique needs. Click on your branch seal for more information about NACCRRA’s Military Child Care Programs.
  • National Sex Offender Public Website
    contains links to the public registry Websites maintained by the individual registry Jurisdictions. Click on the name of the Jurisdiction to open the registry’s Website in a new browser window. (NOTE: Use this website BEFORE renting/buying a house.)
  • Pets Welcome
    helps find pet-friendly lodging, pet sitting, and other related pet travel services and information. Click on Lodgings at the top of the page to find the pet-friendly lodging of your choice.
  • Plan My Move – Military OneSource
    Provides you with access to information about your entitlements and benefits, to points of contact, checklists, planning tools, and information on education and employment. Plan My Move will put you and your family in charge of a smooth relocation to your new duty assignment.

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Road Trips

  • RoadTrip America®
    helps you to plan road trips and share your roadtripping passion and expertise with others. “On the road and online” since 1996, RoadTrip America offers advice, inspiration, resources, and camaraderie to all those who hear the call of the open road.
  • The bathroom diaries
    has amassed over 48,000 bathroom locations from places as mundane as a QuikTrip in Des Moines and as exotic as a bamboo hut in the middle of a Balinese goldfish pond. From feng sui serene to funky bohemian to cutting edge science, bathrooms are as varied as snowflakes.
  • Cost to Drive
    provides travelers with full visibility into the cost of car travel.
  • Gas Buddy
    searches for the lowest fuel prices in a specific area based on the price of Regular Unleaded Gasoline and Number 2 diesel fuel. Gas Buddy To Go is a text only website for your phone that searches for the lowest fuel prices in a specific area based on the price of Regular Unleaded Gasoline and Number 2 diesel fuel.
  • Gas Price Watch
    finds the lowest priced fuel in your area.
  • Momsminivan
    helps out when planning road trips with kids. Need some travel games to play in the car? Ideas to keep kids busy in the car? Here’s a part of your travel planning that you can’t leave without! MomsMinivan.com has over 101 ideas for fun things for kids to do in the car, kids travel games, FREE printable car games and activities, and road-trip tips. They are organized by age group, so have a look around – there’s something for everyone!

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Temporary Lodging

  • Department of Defense Lodging
  • DTMO Government Lodging Directory
    offers information on ALL government lodging services around the world and in every service branch.
  • Military-Hotels.us
    is an Internet travel service based near Charleston, South Carolina. We have been in business on the Internet since 1997, and we are a conscientious member of the Better Business Bureau. (NOTE: This is NOT a DoD or military owned website, but it makes it easy to identify military lodging locations when you are “on the road” during a PCS.)

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Resources in Your Community

  • Community Walk
    allows you to make your own map by plotting different places to measure the distance. It works great for planning a walking route or trying to find out the closest grocery/school from your new house during a PCS.
  • Find a Dentist through MetLife TDP
    MetLife’s online directory of Dental PPO dentists is updated weekly and will indicate if the dentist is accepting new patients. When calling for any dentist appointment, be sure to ask if the dentist who will be treating you participates in the MetLife Preferred Dentist Provider (PDP) Network. Find a Dentist Near You
  • BaseDirectory.com
    is a FREE app for military folks! Whether you’re trying to find out how late the gym is open, what movie is playing at your base theater, or trying to book a room for your upcoming TAD orders BaseDirectory.com is there to help.
  • Pet Care & Veterinary Treatment Facilities (VTFs)
    Animals owned by personnel authorized DoD medical care may receive veterinary medical care through an Army Veterinary Treatment Facility. The level of veterinary medical care available through each facility is dependent upon the level of professional and civilian staffing. See the VTF Map to find a facility near you.