June 2015 newsletter Be Prepared to PCS

The lazy days of summer are quickly approaching, or are they? If you are a military family in the middle of a PCS move, lazy is hardly the appropriate description of the days ahead. If your summer will be full of moving trucks and cardboard boxes, we wish you a safe and easy journey to your new duty station.
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Letter from the Editor

Hi Fayetteville,


 Happy 240th Birthday!

Thank You for your steadfast defense of the grateful nation. 


The lazy days of summer are quickly approaching, or are they?  If you are a military family in the middle of a PCS move, lazy is hardly the appropriate description of the days ahead.  If your summer will be full of moving trucks and cardboard boxes, we wish you a safe and easy journey to your new duty station.  

If you are in the planning stages of your cross-country adventure, don't forget to utilize PCS-Lodging to book your accomodations for both on and off-base lodging.  

 IMG_2354-901645-editedDuring the month of May, we had the privilege of attending AUSA LANPAC Symposium and Exposition in sunny Honolulu, Hawaii. It was an absolute pleasure to meet so many of our Soldiers and the support network that maintains the elite fighting force, our United States Army.  One of the highlights was the opportunity to award our customer, Santipong Keller,with a brand new GoPro camera.  Thank you to all attendees who stopped by our booth to learn more about the services we provide to our miitary families.

If you are still searching for the perfect off-base home, be sure to utilize the new search filters on our website to help narrow your search.

 With over 85% of our staff being military spouses, retired military or military dependents, we have the knowledge and experience that comes with frequent relocation. So please feel free to contact our friendly staff that is on the other end of both our inbox and our live chat. We are happy to be of assistance!

Monica Schaefer images
Newsletter Editor
MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc. 





Summer Home Maintenance Checklist 
With higher temperatures and humidity, in some areas, comes the need to examine the major components of your home. Taking a few easy steps now can help lower your electric bill, save your home from an infestation of unwanted guests and protect it for months to come.   Read More....



Prepare Your Finances for a PCS

As a member of the military, it's not a matter of if, but when, you'll be ordered to make a permanent change of station, or PCS.

Here are some suggestions for preparing your finances for the inevitable: Read More...


girls_dancingEase the PCS Transition with the Youth Sponsorship Program
An introduction to just one new friend often leads to meeting many more friends. 
If permanent changes of station are filled with unknowns and uncertainties for military members and spouses (even the experienced ones!), it's easy to imagine the stress a child goes through move after move and having such little say in the situation. Read More...


Check your email for our 4 part PCS e-book 

  • Quick and Easy Steps to Prepare for Your PCS Move

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  • Bloom where PCS Planted

  • Yes It Really Did Happen!  Funny PCS Stories



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Featured June Business Advertiser

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We currently manage over 800 single and multi family homes and apartments. We have a unique understanding of our coverage area's rental market. We also provide almost limitless choices to our prospective tenants, such as military personnel. 
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This is the greatest program ever for our Soldiers and their families. Having served for more than 30 years in the service of our nation, we never had a program available to assist our service families with the many PCS they faced throughout their careers. This service provides them the comfort and understanding of the difficulties of moves. They understand military life and that in its self reduces the burden of PCS. Thank you for your service and support of our service families.      J.F.AUSA LANPAC


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