2014 has been a year of growth and change for AHRN.com as we looked to serve the evolving housing needs of today’s military community. With AHRN’s privatization, and the launch of this blog and expanding our social media presence (both of which gave us additional channels for communicating with you), there’s plenty to celebrate! As 2014 comes to a close, we recap with our ten most popular AHRN blog posts!
Soldier Gives His Active Duty Wife A Dream PCS
- 5 months of secretly planning
- A professional design team working round-the-clock for 3 days
- A completely seamless transition with a touching surprise for the couple
- Lots of happy tears
- One surprise reveal of a lifetime!
Top Ten Duty Assignments
Every military family has their own unique combination of needs and preferences that shape that mythical creature: the Dream List of Assignments. Each of these ten installations has built a culture and community that make them among the most requested!
Changes Coming To OCONUS POV Shipment
Back in April of 2014, AHRN.com broke the news that there had been a short notice change in the contractor that would handle the POV shipment for service members PCSing overseas. Over the following months, the situation devolved into complaints and eventually an IG investigation.
Organize Your Move With The AHRN.com PCS Toolkit
From calculating entitlement estimates to putting together a PCS budget to listing important tasks to helping families choose the right home, the PCS Toolkit is specifically designed to assist you at each critical stage of your PCS move.
Military Rental Market Update Webinar
In August, AHRN.com invited rental market experts, representatives from the National Military Family Association and a panel of powerhouse military spouses to offer insight to property managers on how best to serve the military community.
Your PCS Weight Allowance
Among the many details to manage during a move, your PCS weight allowance could have the most expensive consequences. With each PCS, it is the service member’s responsibility to have an accurate estimate of the weight of household goods and stay under the allowance or be prepared to pay the overage. AHRN.com wants you to have all the information you need, so we’re breaking down the PCS weight allowance.
Your PCS Entitlements
There is much to stress about during a PCS and money often tops the list. A thorough understanding of the entitlements intended to pay for your moving costs will help you to ensure that military orders do not have a negative impact on your finances.
Changes Coming To Your PCS Entitlements
Increasingly tighter budgets and spending oversight are motivating changes to how you pay for your move with PCS entitlements.
Planning A Winter PCS
If your holiday plans include packing up and a PCS, it’s time to start planning. Less competition for move dates and less crowded hotels are often balanced by winter weather and transferring schools. Learn from my experience and consider the following lessons when planning your winter PCS.
Man Cave For The Military Man
Having a place where you can escape daily life and be yourself is vitally important to relax and recharge. Your personal turf, a.k.a the Man Cave, can be a room in the house, basement or garage — or even in a shed out back. AHRN.com has the need-to-know when it comes to a PCS compatible Man Cave.
Thank you for a wonderful 2014!
Did you have a favorite AHRN blog post this year? Tell us in the comments!