19 Memes that Explain What PCSing is Really Like
Have you been through a PCS this year? PCS stands for “Permanent Change of Station” and happens when someone in the military has received orders for a new location. Pcsing is a process and one that can bring on a lot of stress.
There is always so much to do during a PCS. You have to prepare for the movers to come or start packing if you are going to do that part of the move yourself. You will have to get certain papers signed and filled out. Your service member will have to do certain things around your current duty station. You will have to find a new place to live, sometimes with getting to see what is there in person.
Then there is the emotional side to pcsing. Saying goodbye to your home, your friends and watching your children do the same. Pcsing can be difficult, for both you and your children. PCSing can also be a great thing, especially if you are excited about your new duty station.
Here are some memes that understand the experience…
Sometimes it is hard to know what PCS really stands for. I think both of these could apply.
You might not get a say with where you go next, but it can be fun to dream. If only the military could give us exactly what we wanted in a new duty station.
Military life means moving often. Although some military families buy houses, we did, not all feel like they should. They are waiting until after military life to find their forever home.
Yes! You will have memories no matter where you go. You will treasure them. It doesn’t matter how many duty stations you end up at, you will always remember certain people and the fun you had at each location.
Yep! I have 3 kids and they were all born in different places. Life of a military family.
PCSing means waiting on orders and other paperwork. Hurry up and wait. Get it all done and then have to wait longer than you think you should.
Being in a military family means having to go to a lot of different schools. Sometimes that is a good thing, sometimes it isn’t.
So many things on your PCS to-do list but saying goodbye to your friends is the hardest thing you will have to do.
If you are a military spouse for a longer period of time, you might have to pcsing with a toddler, or a teen. I am not sure what would be harder to do?
I don’t like saying goodbye, I would rather say see you later…
Seriously! Your PCS could be delayed because people went on vacation or had a sick day.
What have you been saving for a future home?
Yes, we say we are not going to stress but then we do. Oh well!
The Army doesn’t have a lot of beach choices…sigh.
I love that as a military spouse I have met so many people from all over the US and the World.
Yes, just remember that at the end of the PCS is a new home, new friends, and new memories to be made.
The military will drive you nuts when you are waiting for something to happen. Whether it is a PCS or a deployment coming to an end.
Yep! You wait forever and then boom, things happen and they happen fast. The next thing you know you are on an airplane waving goodbye to your former home.