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By Gretchen Gorline, AFC®, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow
It’s spring, the time of year when flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up…and thousands of military members and their families are preparing to PCS to a new duty station. As soon as those orders drop the search for a home begins, faster than you can type “ahrn.com” (the Department of Defense-sponsored housing referral site) into an internet browser.
By Meghan Northcutt, AFC® Candidate
Although the US military is in a drawdown after engaging in nearly 14 years of war, troops remain very active in deployments. Military Times reports that 49 percent of the surveyed active duty servicemembers describe their operations (ops) tempo as increased when compared to the last five years, while 38 percent describe their ops tempo as unchanged. With a large reduction in force size, it is the Pentagon’s intent that troops will maintain a presence in certain regions.