Military

Ease the Stress of a PCS with These Helpful Tips

Ease the Stress of a PCS with These Helpful Tips

The following is the fourth post in our miniseries covering Primary Change of Station (PCS) moves by guest blogger Janet McIntosh, Army wife. Throughout this series I have been giving you great information and tips when conducting a DITY/PPM move, but I also wanted to give you some good general PCS…Read more

Major Changes to DoD’s POV Shipping Program

Major Changes to DoD’s POV Shipping Program

Did you or your spouse just receive PCS orders for overseas? Are you planning on bringing your POV with you? If you answered yes to both of the above, it is important for you to know the changes that take effect for shipping your Personally Owned Vehicle (POV) overseas beginning…Read more

Tips for a Smooth DITY Move

Tips for a Smooth DITY Move

The following is the third post in our miniseries covering Primary Change of Station (PCS) moves by guest blogger Janet McIntosh, Army wife. Once you make the decision to conduct a DITY move you may not know where to start. This may be the first time you have conducted a…Read more

DITY Move vs. Government Transportation

DITY Move vs. Government Transportation

The following is the second post in our miniseries covering Primary Change of Station (PCS) moves by guest blogger Janet McIntosh, Army wife. As many of us gear up for PCS season, you may be contemplating whether you want to choose a do-it-yourself/personally procured move (DITY/PPM) or go with military…Read more

Congress Cuts to Affect Peak Season for Military PCS

Congress Cuts to Affect Peak Season for Military PCS

Military families positioned across the country likely aren’t strangers to permanent change of station orders (PCS). Relocation to a new base can be an overwhelming proposition for anyone, especially if they’ve been in one location for a long time. While there’s no need to panic, new legislation was recently approved…Read more

3 Ways Military Families Can Stretch Their Dollar

3 Ways Military Families Can Stretch Their Dollar

In the wake of budget cuts to the defense budget, military families will likely have to do more with less. Armed forces leaders recently told Congress that they’ve slashed spending in nearly every category, and there’s not much left they can afford to cut, Fox Business News reported.  Army Gen….Read more

PCS’ing – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

PCS’ing – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The following post is the first in a series by Janet McIntosh, Army spouse, that will be featured on uShip’s blog over the following months. Janet will be covering the topic of Permanent Changes of Station, or PCS, and her insights and tips for making this daunting process a smooth…Read more