Spring and summer are generally the busiest times of the year for PCS (Permanent Change of Duty Station) moves. But not this year.

Between May 15 and June 12, 2020, military movers picked up 15,302 household goods shipments, compared to 86,843 household goods shipments during the same period in 2019 — an 82% drop, according to John Becker, interim president of the American Moving and Storage Association.

Keep reading to discover why the season was so slow, how military families dealt with a “different kind of move” this year, changes in selling options and in getting loans, and more.

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