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The Patriot Express

The Patriot Express

Updated: November 2, 2022

The Patriot Express (PE) is a type of military flight many in uniform are familiar with. The Patriot Express is used for official travel — especially for those on permanent change of station moves to military assignments overseas. PE flights will often be a combination of those on leave, going to or from new duty […]

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Temporary Lodging Expense For PCS Moves

Temporary Lodging Expense For PCS Moves

Updated: July 7, 2021

What do you need to know about the Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) For PCS Moves? This is an important benefit to help military members and their families offset the cost of permanent change of station moves to a new duty location. TLE may be paid to those going on accompanied tours with dependents, or it […]

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Ins & Outs of Geo-baching

Ins & Outs of Geo-baching

Updated: March 18, 2021

What are the ins & outs of geo-baching? If you’re new to military culture, “geo-baching” is a term for what used to be referred to as being a “geographic bachelor”. In the bad old days, when the uniformed services were male-dominated, this type of descriptor was commonplace. As the military has learned to catch up […]

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Military Life Overseas: Getting Ready to PCS

Military Life Overseas: Getting Ready to PCS

Updated: October 18, 2020

Are you getting ready to PCS to or from an overseas base? If you’ve gotten PCS orders or anticipate getting them, there are some important things you can do to prepare for the big move, and some critical do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when relocating in either direction. PCSing Basics Relocating to or […]

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Calculating A PPM

Calculating a Personally Procured Move

Updated: March 30, 2021

A Personally Procured Move (PPM), formerly known as a DITY Move, has a few benefits over a Government Procured Move (GPM). A PPM allows you to have complete control over the process including packing your own household goods and choosing which moving company you want to use (if any), but it also gives you more […]

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Personally Procured Move (PPM)

Personally Procured Move (PPM)

Updated: December 23, 2022

We can all agree that moving is the one thing you can expect from military life. But, when it comes to how you move, the military gives you the option to let them handle all of the details (Government Procured Move or GPM) or you can take control (and maybe make some money) by engaging […]

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PCS Tips For Military Families

PCSing with Pets

Updated: October 19, 2020

What do military members need to know most about PCSing with pets? There are five important areas you need to consider long before your permanent change of station orders are cut. Don’t plan your move without reviewing these areas. #5: Not All PCS Moves Allow The Same Things, Including Pets It’s easy to assume that […]

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PCS, TDY, and Deployments

PCS, TDY and Deployments

Updated: November 4, 2022

There are several different types of military orders one can receive. They directly affect the service member’s duty location, the duration of that duty and how the service member is to be paid. These orders include Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Temporary Duty (TDY, TAD or other designation depending on the branch of service), and […]

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Military Pets: Traveling and Moving With Your Furry Friend

Updated: March 29, 2021

Pets in military life are wonderful companions because they offer friendship, loyalty, and protection.  They are always eager for your arrival and are a sure way to enhance the mood of children and adults alike. In fact, pets are especially wonderful for military children and families because they offer stability and love in an ever-changing […]

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3 Tips For An Easier PCS

3 Tips to Make a PCS a Little Easier

Updated: October 16, 2020

A transition can be difficult, regardless of the number of times you have already experienced it. Moving, for example, is a transition that is quite synonymous with the military. Those who serve in the military are fully aware that they will most likely have a lifetime of moves ahead of them. But does this knowledge […]

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