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Preparing for a Move

PCS orders are in hand. You’re moving. Now what?

Relocation is a common aspect of military life. Here are a few tips to help make your next move go as smoothly as possible.

When you get the news that you’re moving, attend a a PCS pre-move briefing. These briefings are sponsored by the Community and Family Services Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) and are held regularly on most military installations. They’re open to all military personnel and dependents preparing for relocation and are a great resource for the many questions you’re likely to have.

Manage your money on the go

  • While moving, you can always use our convenient Online Banking services and our many ATM locations to access your account anytime, day or night.
  • If your move is to a different country, our foreign currency exchange service can help you wherever you end up.
  • Moving services, equipment rental, transportation and security deposits can be expensive. We can help take the financial pinch out of your next move with a line of credit.
  • Once you reach your new duty station, we can help take the hassle out of paying bills with our bill pay service.
  • If your existing transportation doesn’t meet your needs at your new duty station, we can help with a new car loan at very competitive rates.

Help your children adjust to the move

  • Children often react more emotionally than adults when moving. Talk to your children as you plan the move.
  • Let your children express their feelings and concerns and do what you can to reassure them.
  • Research the new location with your children so they can see what their new home will be like.
  • When you reach your new home, get your children involved in extracurricular activities as soon as they are comfortable so they can make new friends.

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