Every year it is estimated that one third of Active Duty Military members have to plan and execute a permanent change of duty station or PCS in military speak. The most important part of a PCS is to take charge, it’s your PCS!! There is a ton of help out there but you are going to have to find and ask for it. The military will also help with the expense but you are going to have to know your allowances and your entitlements and you are going to have to request them and follow all the rules.
When it comes to a PCS you will find lots of people that are going to want to tell you how to do it, they will tell you what the rules are, they will tell you what they could or couldn’t do. As with anything else even though there are strict rules overseeing the military PCS process each command at each installation are full of individuals who will interpret the “rules” a million different ways so you need to know where to find the truth.
I have been a Navy Spouse for 4 years and during that time I have moved 3 times. All 3 of the moves were cross the country – West Coast to East Coast to West Coast to Alaska. I am now “home” and will be able to stay here for several years. I just give you this information so that you can feel comfortable with the information I am going to give and to help us start building that relationship of trust. I know people do business with those they trust and I want to be the one person you can trust when it comes to any of your real estate needs.
Over the next 4 weeks I will be writing a series on relocation to Naval Base Kitsap.
Week One – Take Charge | Know Your PCS
Week one will feature four articles that will deal with the nuts and bolts of a PCS. You need to know what to do prior to your move. I will touch on the subjects of allowances, entitlements, planning a moving calendar to incorporate “to do lists”, and research of your new area with an installation overview. We will also explore the local housing market and discuss the aspects of homeownership in Kitsap County.
Week Two – Close-up | Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard
Week two will feature four articles about the place you are going to call home. We will look at the areas to reside, the local shopping scene, school district information and those special base amenities.
Week Three – Let’s Have Some Fun | Out & About Area Attractions
Week three will be spent reading about the new area you will be calling home, the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula on West Puget Sound. This week I will be writing about local attractions, the local art scene, the parks and what there is to do around town and local.
Week Four – Make it a Vacation on the Navy | Day Trips and Mini Vacations.
I know that after I am settled in and have explored the local area I always like to find out what is on the out skirts. This week I will post some articles about what there is to do in the “Greater Puget Sound” area. Become a tourist in your own backyard and enjoy the so many Puget Sound attractions.
So hang on – we are in for a ride and when we are done we will be neighbors –
Let me be the first to WELCOME YOU to Naval Base Kitsap,
on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula of West Puget Sound!