LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – Eric Andrews, warehouse worker/packer, carries  a cabinet to the moving truck July 23. Summer season is one of the busiest times for a Permanent Change-of-Station for military members. One important rule to preparing for PCS is organization. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gul Crockett)
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With warmer weather comes peak moving season, so when orders are in hand, people should plan ahead to ensure the most hassle-free relocation, a senior official who oversees personal property moves for military families said in a recent interview. By using the online Defense Personal Property System at, Defense Department personnel and their families can self-counsel and submit their applications online, track their shipments, file a claim, and settle directly with the moving company to get full replacement value of lost and damaged goods, as opposed to depreciated value offered in the past. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gul Crockett/Released)


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