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

Wait a minute; I didn’t list Pensacola as one of my choices. I don’t know anything about that area, and now I’m moving my family there?

There’s an unwritten rule of military service: at some point, you’ll be sent somewhere you’ve never thought of going, and you’ll know nothing about that area.

But never fear: PCSMoves.com is going to help you figure out some of what you might need at your new duty station 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

Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle, a seaport on Pensacola Bay.

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

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

Wait a minute…Fayetteville, NC? It’s smack dab in the middle of the state! Is there anything even remotely close to it?

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 Quantico, VA.

Fayetteville is best known for Fort Bragg, a major United States Army installation, best known for being the home of the 82nd Airborne Division, on the northwest side of the city. With an estimated population in 2013 of 210,533

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

In the United States, next Monday, the 11th, is known by a variety of names: 9/11 or National Day of Service and Remembrance, when we remember the people that lost their lives that day in 2001.

Here at PCSMoves, we call it by the name on our calendars: Patriot Day.

If you would like to participate in an event, in memory of an individual loved one or all the people that were affected, here is a list of some events taking place:

  • Fort Bragg and XVIII Airborne Corps will hold its annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9 AM on Monday, Sept. 11, at the Main Post Parade Field. The ceremony will be held at Hercules Gym on Pope Army Airfield in the event of inclement weather.The ceremony will include a wreath laying by local firefighters and police

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

Wait a minute…Bremerton, WA? Isn’t that almost in Canada? 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 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 Newport, RI.

Bremerton is in Kitsap County, WA. The 2016 population was listed at 40,500, making it the largest city on the Kitsap Peninsula. Bremerton is home to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the Bremerton Annex of Naval Base

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

In the United States, Military Spouse Appreciation Day is today, May 12, 2017, the Friday before Mother's Day. President Ronald Reagan declared it in 1984 to recognize the importance of spouse commitment to the well-being of military members.

Military spouses arrange their lives around the needs and requirements of the military, give up months or years of time with their loved ones, and even face the loss of their deployed husband or wife in service to their country.

The day was first observed on May 23, 1984. However, it was Caspar Weinberger, the former U.S. Secretary of Defense, who standardized the date by declaring the Friday before Mother's Day as Military Spouse Day. The President of the United States marks this occasion each year with a

Buying a house when you’re an active-duty military member isn’t something into which you just jump. Aside from knowing where future orders could take you, there’s also the financial side of homeownership. Even if you can afford a home, you need to know if it’s going to be the best bang for your buck, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer.

Rosemary Freitas Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, said it best: “Whether you’re a newbie recruit or an old salt, managing your money takes some time and attention.  Despite the regular paycheck, it doesn’t happen on its own. Forgive the pun, but the effort will pay off.”

Talk to your bank or credit union. If you have a good relationship with your

Children around the world are born into their parents’ military communities. The month of April provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes: military children. Established by former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the designation of April as the Month of the Military Child acknowledges the significant role military youth play in our communities.

This awareness month was established to highlight the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. There are approximately 2 million military children, ranging in ages from newborn to 18 years old; 1.3 million of those military children are school-aged.

Julie Provost, author of the “Solider’s Wife Crazy Life” blog, reflects that her