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‘Smooth Move’ program simplifies PCS process

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  • By Airman Carissa Wolff
  • Joint Region Edge Staff
Chances are there's been a time or two when you felt like pulling your hair out during a permanent change of station. However, thanks to the Airman and Family Readiness Center's "Smooth Move" program, a PCS can be an enjoyable process.

Because wing officials recognize the importance of the program, every Airman preparing for a PCS is required to attend the briefing held on the third Friday of every month.

"Without the 'Smooth Move' briefing, I don't think my PCS would be going as smoothly as it is," said Senior Airman Luis Strickland, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician. "This program gave me all the information and tools I needed. This is my first PCS, and I was dreading the process, until I went to the ['Smooth Move'] briefing."

The "Smooth Move" program is split up in two phases. The first is a briefing with representatives from the finance office, the travel management office, TRICARE, the 36th Security Forces Squadron and outbound assignments. It also provides Airmen with an open forum to ask important questions about their PCS. The second half is a one-on-one, follow-up meeting with outbound assignments to ensure their PCS is going smoothly.

"With everything going digital, members are having a hard time remembering everything that needs to be done," said Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hummel, 36th Force Support Squadron outbound assignments NCOIC. "This briefing, paired with our follow-up [interview], gives them a clear view of everything they need to have a successful PCS."

For more information on the "Smooth Move" program, or to sign up, call the AFRC at 366-8136.