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Manage Your Move workshop offered at AFRC

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Reading the application process, Senior Airman Carla Morgan, a 30th Mission Support Group knowledge operator, finds out how to properly move to another base during a permanent change of station information session at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here Wednesday, May 19, 2010.  Airmen received briefings from personal finance management, the traffic management office, military life consultant and other organizations to assist moving to another location.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Reading the application process, Senior Airman Carla Morgan, a 30th Mission Support Group knowledge operator, finds out how to properly move to another base during a permanent change of station information session at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Airmen received briefings from personal finance management, the traffic management office, military life consultant and other organizations to assist moving to another location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airmen receive a briefing from the traffic management office during a permanent change of station information session at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here Wednesday, May 19, 2010.  Airmen were given briefings on relocation, moving tips, finance and housing to assist with relocating.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airmen receive a briefing from the traffic management office during a permanent change of station information session at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Airmen were given briefings on relocation, moving tips, finance and housing to assist with relocating. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Melanie Gregory, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management journeyman, gives a briefing on moving household goods during a permanent change of station information session at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here Wednesday, May 19, 2010.  Airmen were given briefings on relocation, moving tips, finance and housing to assist with relocating.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Melanie Gregory, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management journeyman, gives a briefing on moving household goods during a permanent change of station information session at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Airmen were given briefings on relocation, moving tips, finance and housing to assist with relocating. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With summer just around the corner, and assignments for permanent change of station becoming more frequent, the Airman and Family Readiness Center here is offering a monthly Manage Your Move workshop to make relocations smoother for military members.

"The workshop is available to anyone who will be receiving a PCS assignment," said Anita Hendrix, an AFRC community readiness consultant. "Resources will be provided in order to make their PCS a smoother process."

Base and local agencies will be onsite to offer tips to ensure all pertinent information is readily available.

"Having the different agencies all in one place makes things easier for the PCS-ing members," said Ms. Hendrix. "Attending the workshop cuts down on the number of buildings that a member would have to visit. It's simply a one-stop shop."

The finance, travel management and housing offices are all scheduled to speak at the workshop. Information will be provided regarding the processes and regulations concerning each office.

In addition, information will be provided on less well known programs such as Childcare for PCS. This program, provided by the Air Force Aid Society, offers up to 20 free hours of childcare within a 60 day window before or after a PCS, to help parents get settled.

"Our goal is to make sure people know that these programs are available," said Ms. Hendrix. "It is also our job to remind members of the things that are frequently forgotten, like getting a sponsor. It's important to have a sponsor when arriving to a new and sometimes uncomfortable environment."

The workshop also ties into the monthly focus of the Year of the Air Force Family initiative. The month of May focuses on relocation.

"The workshop is offered each month and definitely tends to lower the stress levels of those that attend," said Ms. Hendrix.

For more information or to register for a workshop, call Anita Hendrix at 606-0039.