Must-Know Acronyms for Military Relocations

When dealing with military relocations, understanding the various acronyms used in the process can be crucial. Here are some must-know acronyms related to military relocations: PCS: Permanent Change of Station – This refers to the official relocation of a military member and their family to a new duty station. TDY: Temporary Duty – A short-term assignment away from a military member’s permanent duty station. CONUS: Continental United States – Refers to locations within the contiguous 48 states. OCONUS: Outside Continental United States – Refers to locations outside the contiguous 48 states, including overseas assignments. BAH: Basic Allowance for Housing – A monetary allowance provided to military members to cover housing costs when government housing is not available. POV: Personally Owned Vehicle – A military member’s private vehicle. TMO: Transportation Management Office – The office responsible for coordinating the transportation of household goods and personal effects during a relocation. HHG: Household […]

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