Did you know that it is mandatory for Service Members to attend a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) workshop, per MCO 1754.10B? PCS workshops are offered at every installation by the Information, Referral and Relocation (IR&R) program. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend with their Marine.
During the workshop subject matter experts will provide information on:
In addition, your IR&R specialist will connect you to online resources to help your PCS go smoothly.
Not moving to a Marine Corps installation? Your IR&R specialist can provide you with sister service resources and POC information.
Currently on a sister service installation? PCS workshops are offered by all relocation offices regardless of the branch of service. If you are stationed remotely, you can call MARFORRES at 866-305-9058 for relocation as well as IR&R services.
You are not alone in your move! If you’re not sure where to start, contact your installation’s Information, Referral, and Relocation office with questions.
If your child is receiving special education services, you may also be concerned about how to best prepare for a smooth Permanent Change of Station (PCS) transition with your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governs how states and public agencies, including the DoD, provide early intervention, special education and other related services to eligible children from birth through age 21.
Are you stressed this PCS season? Your Community Counseling Program and these other resources can help you cope through this uncertain and transitory time!