Master the move! AAFES makes PCS’ing smooth

Master the move! AAFES makes PCS’ing smooth

by Satsuki Iwasawa
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

MISAWA AB — Military orders are rolling in, which means it is time for service members worldwide to relocate to their next mission. Misawa Airmen and their families preparing for a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) can master their move with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s PCS Headquarters.

The Department of Defense’s largest retailer provides support at ShopMyExchange for each stage of the moving process for Airmen—making their move smooth and helping start their new mission with ease.

“PCS’ing is a major life event and can be extremely stressful,” said Misawa BX General Manager Michickia Carter. “The Exchange is all in to support Airmen and their families and make their move as smooth as possible. The online PCS Headquarters is a helpful one-stop shop for the entire military community.”

At ShopMyExchange, service members and their families can: 

  • 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, appliances, 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 PCS 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 BX as well as ShopMyExchange.
  • 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.
  • Get $20 off moving services with Blue Rhino.

Airmen can visit ShopMyExchange to view resources and manage your move.

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