Just like the real estate market ebbs and flows, the cycle for military moves does as well.
The height of military moving moving occurs in the summer, affectionately known as “PCS Season.” For many of the same reasons that everyone else likes to move in the summer, military families like their moves to disrupt their lives the least amount possible. Since schools are out in summer and kids have an easier time transitioning then, summer is the most popular moving season.
But as you can imagine, the military throws curve balls much of the time, forcing military families to move at a moment’s notice or during difficult times of the year. It’s important to know and recognize the patterns of the PCS move cycle.
“Honey, I’ve got news”
Military spouses around the world know that the above saying only goes one of two ways: deployment or PCS. Both require planning and sometimes both involve a move. Most military families who are lucky enough to be on the summer PCS cycle start hearing about a move early in the calendar year. Orders start coming in the spring, and research begins now.
The most popular questions at this time revolve around: