The term Permanent Change of Station, or PCS as it’s more commonly known by service members and their families, means more than just a change of station.
It means a change of location, living situation, work environment, and possibly a change of schools, medical care providers, employment, and so much more if you’re a family member PCSing with a service member.
As with many things, there is a season for change, and PCS season is one of them. The term “PCS season” loosely describes the time of year when service members most often PCS, and it falls roughly between the months of May-August. This is because, like many other families making a major move, moving in the summer months may make the move less disruptive. A move in the typical PCS season means children can usually finish their school year in place and start fresh at their new location, the weather is optimal for travel, etc.
Although a move may not make sense on the surface, a move allows the opportunity to grow and develop in new roles throughout one’s career, fill a position after someone has retired or separated, and may provide an opportunity to see new places.
Ultimately, the PCS aims to place the right person in the right job when the need arises, and in the case of the military, that means moving roughly 400,000 service members every year.
Efficiency is the key to any PCS. Learn more in this special issue and explore helpful resources like www.militaryonesource.mil to make your PCS move a success.
Additionally, militaryonesource.mil now has an app you can download onto your phone to help with a PCS move.
Useful Phone Numbers
Edwards AFB, Calif.
Airman’s Attic — 661-277-2246
Finance — 661-277-4550
Housing Management Office — 661-277-4506
Corvias Military Living — 661-385-6060
Family Support Center — 661-277-0723
Housing Maintenance (Corvias) — 661-385-6501
Transportation Management Office — 661-277-7888
Nellis AFB, Nev.
Airman & Family Readiness Center — 702-652-3327
Airman’s Attic — 702-652-4765
Financial Service Office — 702-652-4844
Housing Management Office — 702-652-1840
Military Family Housing — 888-622-8106
Temporary Lodging, Nellis Inn — 702-652-2711
Transportation Management Office — 702-652-6683
Creech AFB, Nev.
Airman & Family Readiness Center — 702-404-0864
Luke AFB, Ariz.
Airman & Family Readiness Center — 623-856-6550
Fighter Country Inn — 623-856-6378
Housing Management Office — 623-388-3515
Housing Referral Office (off base housing) — 623-856-7643
Medical — 623-856-2273
School Liaison — 623-856-6378
Transportation Management Office — 623-856-6424
Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
Welcome Center — 520-228-1077
Farewell Center — 520-228-1077
Airman & Family Readiness Center — 520-228-5690
Housing Management Office — 520-228-5705
Soaring Heights Housing — 520-745-5024
Temporary Lodging — 520-748-1500
TLF — 520-228-3230
Transportation Management Office — 520-228-4816