Exchange’s PCS Headquarters helps Misawa families make a smooth move

Exchange’s PCS Headquarters helps Misawa families make a smooth move

by Satsuki Iwasawa
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

MISAWA AB – Airmen and Air Force families at Misawa can find everything they need to make their permanent change of station (PCS) easier at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s online PCS headquarters.

At, the Department of Defense’s largest retailer offers resources and support for each stage of the moving process.

“Every Airman and military family member knows how stressful PCS season can be,” said Exchange General Manager Michickia Carter. “The Exchange’s PCS headquarters has everything members of the Misawa community need to make their next PCS smooth as possible.”

The online resource allows Airmen and their families to:

  • Download a PCS checklist, which includes steps to take at three months before the move up to the day of the arrival.
  • Shop online tax-free for storage, luggage, vacuums, cleaning supplies, linens, dining and cookware, home security, furniture, office supplies and more.
  • Visit the Mobile Center to shop for new cellphones and services.
  • Set up TV and internet for the new location.
  • Get connected with the new installation and find resources and supplies on the Digital Garrison app for Army PCS moves.
  • Purchase in-home assembly and installation services from top-rated professionals in the continental United States including: home maintenance, smart home and home entertainment setup, moving and more.

Authorized military shoppers can also:

  • Use the MILITARY STAR® card’s Pay Your Way plans to purchase tax-free, military-exclusive-priced items at PXs and BXs and
  • Receive military-exclusive pricing on car rentals with Avis and Sixt.
  • Save 15% on storage solutions and 10% on moving services with PODS® Moving & Storage. (Conditions may apply.)
  • Shop for a vehicle overseas with Military AutoSource using exclusive overseas military benefits.

Airmen and their families can visit to view resources and manage their move. For more information on the MILITARY STAR card, visit

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