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

Hang on a sec…Isn’t Rhode Island the smallest state in the country? Is there even anything there? I don’t know anything about that area, and now I’m moving my family there?

Here at PCSMoves.com, we're doing an ongoing series of entries 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 Pensacola, FL.

There are 3 military bases in Rhode Island: Naval Station Newport and 2 Coast Guard bases: Station Castle Hill in Newport and Station Point Judith in Narragansett. Naval Station

It's that time of year - colleges are sending out their acceptance letters and students are furiously approaching deadlines for scholarships. When you're in the Military there are many challenges outside of the average that families face when they're looking for funds for their student. We know PCSing and being on the move can often mean a child wants to return to another state for college - and that can be costly! We've found a great resource for you via the folks at MilitaryOneClick that breaks down the steps you should take to make sure you're at the front of the pack for financial aid!

Here they are! (via MilitaryOneClick.com)

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The best resource is the Scholarships for Service search function from Fisher House. From here, you and

You’ve finally gotten your orders, and surprise: you’re transferring to Silver Spring, MD!

Oh no…Silver Spring, MD? That’s just north of Washington, DC and all its traffic! Am I going to have to move my family into the city?

PCSMoves.com is doing a series of posts about potential new duty stations and how to get your family situated. Click here to read our last post about Bremerton, WA. 

Silver Spring is in Montgomery County, MD. The 2013 population was 76,716, making it the fourth most populous place in Maryland. It’s home to the Forest Glen Annex, a U.S. Army installation. It’s also just 20-30 minutes north of the heart of Washington, DC, making it close to Fort McNair Army Base, the Pentagon, Walter Reed Medical Center, the Coast Guard

You’ve finally gotten your orders, and surprise: you’re transferring to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul region!

Oh no…Minnesota? That's almost to Canada, right? Doesn't it get really cold up there?

Here at PCSMoves.com, we're continuing a series of posts about potential new duty stations and how to get your family situated. We’re covering different areas served by the nationwide network of real estate professionals that make up PCSMoves.com. Click here to read our entry on Hampton Roads.

The area is commonly known as the Twin Cities after its two largest cities: Minneapolis, the most populous city in the state, and Saint Paul, the state capital. They're considered twin cities because of their geographical proximity. Minnesotans living outside of

The Coast Guard Reserve is celebrating its 77th birthday on Monday, Feb. 19. But the Coast Guard didn’t begin operations under the Department of the Navy until Nov. 1, 1941. For the duration of the war, all personnel enlistments and commissions in the Reserve were for the length of the war plus six months.

According to the 2004 Reserve Policy Statement, “…the core strategic purpose of the Coast Guard Reserve is to maintain the competencies to perform three prioritized functions: Maritime Homeland Security; Domestic and expeditionary support to National Defense; and Domestic, natural or man-made, disaster response and recovery.”

Currently, the Coast Guard Reserve has about 8,000 men and women in service, most of them integrated directly with regular

Congratulations! It’s time to start your well-earned retirement from the military! Now the big question is this: do you want to stay where you are or move and get a fresh start? Do you want to move back home or somewhere entirely new?

If your potential move won’t be based on finances, a good choice might be an area that you know the best and have a good support system waiting.

There’s nothing like the ability to move back home to friends, family and everything familiar, especially if you haven’t been there for a while.

Maybe you’re of the mindset that home is wherever you make it. Your original home might not be calling to you, so it’s your time to put down some new roots. So how do you decide where to go? Throw a dart at a map? Look for another

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

Here at PCSMoves.com, we're continuing a series of posts about potential new duty stations and how to get your family situated. We’re covering different areas, served by the nationwide network of real estate professionals that make up PCSMoves.com. Click here to read part 1 of our entry on entry on Hampton Roads.

Depending on the time of year, a move to Hampton Roads may afford you and your family something you didn’t expect while you look for a new home. If you’ve brought a camper with you on this trip, there are places you can set up your own temporary home. Whether you’re looking for the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean or a restful evening in the woods, you can

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

Oh no…Hampton Roads? Isn’t that nine different cities mushed together with a bunch of interstates?

Here at PCSMoves.com, we're continuing a series of posts about potential new duty stations and how to get your family situated. We’re covering different areas, served by the nationwide network of real estate professionals that make up PCSMoves.com. Click here to read our entry on Providence, RI.

Hampton Roads is the name of the metropolitan region in Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. Hampton Roads is comprised of Williamsburg, Poquoson, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk metropolitan areas of

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

Hang on a sec…Isn’t Rhode Island the smallest state in the country? Is there even anything there? I don’t know anything about that area, and now I’m moving my family there?

Here at PCSMoves.com, we're doing an ongoing series of entries 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 Tampa, FL.

There are 3 military bases in Rhode Island: Naval Station Newport and 2 Coast Guard bases: Station Castle Hill in Newport and Station Point Judith in Narragansett. Naval Station

One of the benefits of being in the military is being able to use a Veterans Affairs (VA) loan to buy a home without a down payment. If you're thinking about buying a home, you need to look into this option! Think of it as one of the benefits you've earned in exchange for your service to our country.

The VA helps service members, Veterans and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. Private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies, provide VA home loans and the VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide the homebuyer with more favorable terms.

“To be eligible, you must have satisfactory credit, sufficient income to meet the expected monthly obligations, and a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE),” according to