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After spending a year or more on permanent duty in Europe or the Pacific, receiving permanent change of station orders sending you back to the United States may have you counting the days until your welcome-home party. But since costs for excess shipping, temporary housing and utility installation fees can become overwhelming for the unprepared, it pays to plan carefully before relocating. While life eventually returns to normal after a move, bank account balances may not. As you prepare to PCS back to the States, keep in mind the following tips, which can help control moving expenses and keep you on the path to financial security.