• More Options for Limiting Personnel Moves

    More Options for Limiting Personnel Moves0

    While the Army is studying options for reducing the frequency of permanent change of station (PCS) moves to both improve stability for military families and save money, other services already have taken some steps in that direction. The Air Force and Navy have expanded programs that give service members more say in their next assignment,

  • Senate Bill Would Ease Burden on Military Families from Moves0

    Military families would have greater flexibility to expedite or postpone moves to accommodate school work by a child or a spouse’s professional or educational studies, under bipartisan legislation introduced Tuesday in the Senate. The 2015 Military Family Stability Act — introduced by Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) along with co-sponsors Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) — would permit a family to leave up to six months before or after the service member’s reporting date to the new installation. The family would continue to receive the housing allowance for its location, while the service member would reside in unaccompanied housing or be granted compensation …