PCS Moves Made Easier – Our Goal After a Nightmare PCS
After 15 months in Massachusetts, our PCS orders brought us back to Fort Bragg, NC. This PCS move is an easy jaunt down the east coast. Both literally and figuratively, our PCS move soon went south.
We had completed a partial Personally Procured Move (PPM), and had 2 days to unpack and return the moving truck. Enroute, our lender called to say we may be delayed in closing. Hiding away from crying children in the bathroom of our cramped hotel room, my husband and I coordinated household goods and closing dates as PCS deadlines loomed.
The stress in that tiny hotel room was real. “There must be an easier way to PCS,” we said. But after we settled in, we learned two valuable lessons:
#1 – there was not a single product that brings families on PCS orders through the entire process.
#2 – our entitlements actually authorized us 10 days in a suite during the PCS!
It was then we realized families on PCS orders are losing valuable entitlements, as we aren’t sure of how the process works.
We also have the added stress of fumbling through countless checklists, opinions and questionable websites to find good information.Military Familes needed PCS moves made easier.
Soon enough, we moved into our new home, and started our new normal. While taking a college class, I created a concept for a PCS website. But that was just the beginning. Through talking to families, mainly military spouses, it became clear that an app would be best option for making PCS Easier, and MilVil was born.
It’s been 6 years since that PCS move, and we are working hard every day to make PCS Easier for our fellow Service Members and Families.