November 2017

There are 4 blog entries for November 2017.

You’ve finally gotten your orders, and surprise: you’re transferring to Quantico, VA!

Wait a minute…Quantico, VA? Is there anything up there except the FBI training grounds and some woods?

Here at PCSMoves.com, we have an ongoing series of posts about potential new duty stations and how to get your family situated. Each month, we cover different regions served by the nationwide network of real estate professionals that make up PCSMoves.com. Click here to read our last post about Montgomery, AL.

Quantico was formerly called Potomac. As of 2010, the population was 480. It’s bordered on three sides by Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico and by the Potomac River. MCB Quantico is the largest U.S. Marine Corps base, and it’s the site of the Marine Corps

Sometimes, depending on your circumstances, it might be easier to do your own PCS move instead of doing a military pack out. Also, if you’ve bought a new home and that’s the only reason for a move, you’ll be doing that move yourself.

But do you know the best tip for your own move? It’s this: share boxes! It’s good for the environment and it means not spending money on boxes or totes. It also saves time by not making trips to various grocery stores to see if they have free boxes. If you’ve moved enough, you know that never really works out anyway.

The trick is to start early with this venture. Check with the people at your or your spouse’s command to see who has recently moved, and get in touch with your Ombudsman. Also, find out if your command has

You’ve finally gotten your orders, and surprise: you’re transferring to Montgomery, AL!

Wait a minute…Montgomery, AL? Isn’t that the Deep South? The only things they have down there are sweet tea and grits, right?

Here at PCSMoves.com, we have an ongoing series of posts about potential new duty stations and how to get your family situated. Each month, we’ll cover different regions, served by the nationwide network of real estate professionals that make up PCSMoves.com. Click here to read our last post about Elizabeth City, NC.

Montgomery is the capital of Alabama. As of 2013, the population was listed at 201,332. In addition to many government agencies, Montgomery has a large military presence with Maxwell Air Force Base and the Gunter Annex

The Armed Services YMCA established military Family Appreciation Month in 1993 and recognizes it each November.

“Military Family Appreciation Month is observed every November to recognize and honor Army families for their contributions and sacrifices. The Army recognizes that the selfless dedication and commitment of Army families directly contributes to the readiness of our Soldiers. Families are the force behind the force.”

We know part of the reason that areas like Hampton Roads, home of PCSMoves.com, as well as Montgomery, AL, Bethesda, MD, Fayetteville, NC, and others like them, thrive is not just because of the economic boost the military brings. It’s because of the collective strength of its military residents.

Throughout the month,