The who, what, where, when and why behind PCS season

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

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