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PCS-Out Special: 12 tips for a smooth PCS

PCS-Out Special: 12 tips for a smooth PCS

A dozen tips to make your move as worry-free as possible

March 19, 2015 ×
Commissary guest policy explained

Commissary guest policy explained

Guests are welcome, but cannot make purchases.

January 3, 2015 ×
Transcom: Know your POV shipping entitlements

Transcom: Know your POV shipping entitlements

U.S. Transportation Command
Many service members may not know of their entitlements when shipping personal vehicles as they move overseas or return stateside, according to U.S. Transportation Command officials.

September 22, 2014 ×
Medical care in Stuttgart

Medical care in Stuttgart

The medical care system for service members, retirees, civilians and their families in Germany consists of three main elements.

May 28, 2014 ×

Avoid these common VAT prohibited practices:

Use of VAT forms is a privilege extended to personnel under the SOFA, but there are restrictions on the use of VAT forms. To avoid losing VAT relief privileges, avoid the following prohibited practices:

May 28, 2014 ×
Welcome to the Metric System!

Welcome to the Metric System!

In Germany, and throughout Europe and much of the world, the system of measure known as the metric system is used. This system is based on base measurements in weight, distance, volume and area and measured in increments of 10, 100 and 1,000.

May 28, 2014 ×
A moving truck is unloaded as a family moves into their new home. The Army's new Center for Personnel Claims Support office will held expedite claims for property damaged during such moves. (Photo Credit: U.S. Marine Corps)

Arm yourself for a claim-free PCS move

Did you know you can safeguard against claims issues before your household goods are even picked up?

March 20, 2014 ×
Tips on filing PCS claims

Tips on filing PCS claims

You may have unpacked your household items and noticed a few broken or missing items from the move. Unfortunately, it happens.

October 2, 2013 ×
Patriot Express can help military families PCSing with pets

Patriot Express can help military families PCSing with pets

During May through September, many airlines may impose a summer heat embargo and will not transport pets in the cargo compartment.

May 31, 2012 ×
Renting a car? Here’s how to get fuel ration card

Renting a car? Here’s how to get fuel ration card

Here’s how to get fuel ration card.

May 20, 2010 ×