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50th Episode: PCS Prep and Pre-Pack

50th Episode: PCS Prep and Pre-Pack

This is our 50th episode! First up, a word from PCSgrades founder Todd Ernst: If I had to sum up the past year of webinars in one word, it would be THANKFUL. I’m really just thankful for MJ and Megan for taking on this project, and for Stacey Benson who you don’t see...

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OCONUS PCS Moves

OCONUS PCS Moves

Our Guest: Lindsay Bradford, Navy spouse for over 7 years. Recently moved to Bahrain in her first overseas (OCONUS) move.  DoD Updates:  Tipping Guidance from TRANSCOM has changed. Move.mil previously said it was at your discretion to tip or feed the movers. The...

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PCS Q&A: The VA Home Loan

PCS Q&A: The VA Home Loan

Guest is Geetesh Kapoor of Fairway Mortgage DoD Updates: If your shipment was picked up after May 15, 2020 then you have 180 days to file a claim. This change was approved before COVID and will continue moving forward. But it does not apply to shipments picked up...

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PCS Q&A: How to Organize Your Next PCS

PCS Q&A: How to Organize Your Next PCS

Our Guest: Megan Harless is our resident expert on all the details of the PCS process, the rules, the entitlements, and the details you need to know for a successful move. DoD Updates: As soon as you get your official orders, get on DPS and set up your move. You don’t...

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PCS Employment Edition

PCS Employment Edition

Our Guests: Brian Alvarado of Hiring Our Heroes. I am in charge of workforce development here. I’m the spouse of a recently-retired Navy veteran, so we have had our fair share of PCS moves. Sue Hoppin of the National Military Spouse Network (NMSN). I founded NMSN...

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Moving House: Educate the Experts!

Moving House: Educate the Experts!

Our Guest is Renea Anderson:  I’m a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Access Reality, in Warner-Robins Georgia, with 14 years of experience now. My husband and I dated for 9 years. Our first child was born at Eglin AFB and the second was born at Robins AFB, and we...

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Mental Health & Self Care During a PCS

Mental Health & Self Care During a PCS

Our Guest is Dr. Ingrid Herrera-Yee. I’m happy to support the work you do here at PCSgrades. I am an Army military spouse all the way (he's been active duty, reserve, and National Guard, haha!), have 3 kids, and have been through 6 moves. I have been a clinical...

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PCS Program: New Year, New Changes

PCS Program: New Year, New Changes

Our guest is Megan Harless, who studies the PCS regulations and breaks them down to answer your most important PCS questions! Today she will talk to us about PCS regulation changes in 2021. First, an update on our #MilFamsGiveBack campaign: we will be awarding just...

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PCS Impact Q&A : PCS Insurance Protection

PCS Impact Q&A : PCS Insurance Protection

Our guest = Bryce Palmer of Armed Forces Insurance. I am the Assistant Vice President of Infinity Programs at AFI. I’ve been in the insurance industry for 10-12 years now, and have done a variety of roles. I’ve been at AFI for 5 years now and manned booths at...

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