We’ve come full circle once again. We’re now in the “season of firsts” – also known as the latter part of the PCS season.
Home of Army Aviation, Fort Rucker covers more than 63,100 acres of southeast Alabama countryside in an area known as the Wiregrass. It is the primary flight training installation for Army aviators, and there are both Army and Air Force pilots and crews at the location. The affectionate nickname “Mother Rucker” is apt as soldiers in the aviation branch will frequently return to Fort Rucker for schools and training, including pilot training and re-education.
We have nearly escaped the unknown future and have upgraded it to the “known” unknown. At my last writing, our PCS marketplace had yet to come out, and was delayed by two full months.
On today’s NEWEST episode, Annie Pierce, Director of Marketing and Events here at Mission: MilSpouse, interviews Erin Lorenz, Program Coordinator of Military No Stress PCS, a non-profit organization that offers a free concierge service to military members and their families facing PCS moves.
On the long winding road of a PCS journey, We must find many places to at night lay our heads.
Located in West Central Louisiana, Fort Polk is home to the Joint Readiness Training Center. It is one of three of the Army’s Combat Training Centers, and it trains more than 11 Army and National Guard Brigade Combat Teams every year. It is the fifth largest military installation by acreage in the nation.
What about my hair?PCS time comes with many questions and the ordeal of figuring out new places and things.
Military spouses know that PCS moves require a lot of planning and preparation to execute. Once you’ve accomplished the physical prep to move your household goods, coordinate movers, plan travel, and transfer records to update healthcare and get kids set up in a new school, there’s hardly a minute to think about life on the other side.
Here we go again. I wake up with that feeling of dread. I don’t want to do this anymore. Eight moves in less than twelve years of marriage. In the earlier years, I had believed it would become easier each time. And then each time, I somehow forget all over...
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