• November 23, 2016

    PCS Moves in the Age of Social Media

    CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH BARBER The first time our family prepared for a PCS it was 2008. My first child had just been born and I had joined Facebook 6 months prior. While there was no shortage of…
  • August 17, 2016

    Stationed in Korea & Japan: A Comparison

    Stationed in Korea & Japan: A Comparison Sometimes, living abroad puts the wanderlust in our hearts, and when the opportunity to move from one OCONUS duty station to another is too tempting to…
  • PCSing | Okinawa Hai
    July 23, 2015

    Day Of Departure

    CONTRIBUTED BY JARED DAYOUB My intent in this article is to provide single service members information when PCSing to Okinawa via the Patriot Express, or AMC flight out of Seattle-Tacoma International…
  • May 18, 2015

    PCSing With Pets

    CONTRIBUTED BY HOLLY BATES (Editor's Note: This is one of the topics we receive the most questions about as people prepare to move to Okinawa. Holly wrote this comprehensive guide 10 days after finishing…
  • Nago Citizen Beach l Okinawa Hai!
    October 2, 2014

    Lost in the Right Direction: Thoughts on Moving to Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY DEVAN KACZYNSKI/ARCHIVE PHOTO Whenever I've moved to a new place, I knew that if I needed to, I could go "home" within some short airplane hours. Moving here is different, and I should…
  • September 15, 2014

    Tips for Moving with the Military: Things I Wish I’d Known My First PCS

    This post was originally featured on our sister site, Germany Ja. We feel it has value for our readers here, as well. CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY COTE In the military, PCS is just a fancy acronym for "Hey,…
  • PCS Binder l Okinawa Hai!
    April 7, 2014

    PCS Binder

    CONTRIBUTED BY TIFFANY WHEELER FOR KOREA YE! Anytime you move, it helps to be organized. When you move once a year, it is essential. Living the Army life, I knew it would come with its fair share…
  • May 14, 2013

    PSCing from US to Okinawa with Dogs Flying Commercial

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER When we found out last January we were moving to Okinawa in June, we were very excited; then came the daunting task of preparing. Luckily, when we got word we quickly googled…
  • April 30, 2013

    PCSing from US to Okinawa with a Dog On the Patriot Express

    CONTRIBUTED BY COURTNEY PLOTZ Editor’s note: Courtney PCS’d from San Diego to Okinawa with a dog, traveling on the military flight commonly referred to as the “Patriot Express.” She has some…
  • April 23, 2013

    PCSing from US to Okinawa with a Dog (In-Cabin) on the Patriot Express

    CONTRIBUTED BY LEAH WILLIAMS Editor's note: Leah recently PCSed to Okinawa with her 13-pound dog, who was small enough to fly in-cabin on a commercial flight to Seattle and then on the Patriot Express…
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