Welcome to the PCS (Permanent Change of Station) section of USAA's Military Spouse Community! When you come here, you will find information that will make your moving experiences a little bit easier!
My name is Briana Hartzell and my military life began five years ago, after marrying my high school sweetheart. True to the rushed timelines of military life, my husband and I squeezed several life events into two short weeks. He graduated from Texas A&M University, was commissioned as a Naval officer, we got married and then he moved!
In his three years in the Navy, he has moved four times! My husband has been stationed in Pensacola, Florida, Corpus Christi, Texas, Kingsville, Texas and currently, Lemoore, California. Three of those moves were DITY (Do It Yourself) and our last was done by the Navy. The military's definition of permanent is a bit different than mine, but I try to view every move as a new adventure!
In this section we will cover topics ranging from moving with children and pets to owning, buying and selling a home. We will also discuss what it means to live on an installation and what you need to do before and after you move! The possibilities for great conversations are endless. I am looking forward to hearing the many experiences and stories you have to share!
I cannot express how excited I am to help facilitate discussions and answer as many questions as possible about your moves! If I do not know an answer, I will find someone that does. Remember this is YOUR community! USAA wants to make sure that Military Spouses have a trusted resource to answer questions, address concerns and provide a safe place to talk. So please, browse the various topics and feel free to submit discussions and share your experiences.