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Are you Ready to PCS?

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:

  • Household goods allowances
  • Housing at your gaining installation
  • How to calculate what personal costs you will incur, and which expenses can be charged to your Government travel card
  • School Liaison Office resources
  • Spouse employment resources
  • How a sponsor can assist you
  • Information on moving with pets
  • Information about Lending Locker availability
  • Program information and point of contact (POC) lists for your gaining installation
  • ‘Must Know’ lists for moving overseas

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.

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