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Old 02-24-2011, 12:14 AM
 
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I've read a bit about it online - we're just not happy in FL and I recently read that you can post for a swap after 1 year (although I did read possibly 2 years?) with someone at another base as long as they are the same rank and same qualifications.

Has anyone ever done this before? We're Air Force if that matters.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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I did a Navy swap from one command to another. I contacted my detailer, he already had someone in the system looking for a swap, he introduced us and we agreed. Received orders about 3 weeks later with a due date at our next command. No money was involved with travel or relocation.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Interesting concept. I worked in S1 in the USMC and never came across that situation.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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Actually, guess its not going to happen for us anyway - hubby said he's got a special duty assignment, so we're not eligible for a swap.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:18 PM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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Even though it's clearly not a option for you guy's anymore. Yes you can swap with someone in the same job, same rank, same skill level. Only thing is you have to pay for the move out of your own pocket from my understanding. You guys are at MacDill? How can you guys not like Tampa? That's a great assignment for the most part. A lot worse places out there trust me.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Paying for a Move is called a Permissive PCS and the Air Force ended that in 2009 and it is no longer allowed. Swapping assignments is done when you have orders, and so does someone else, and you swap your orders. If you are already at a base and choose to move, it would have been a Permissive PCS, and would have been at your expense, and is no longer authorized.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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Interesting concept. I worked in S1 in the USMC and never came across that situation.

In the Marines I've heard of people taking other peopels orders. Though I've never seen it. I also know you can request a PCS at 2 yrs on station (PCA in one). Also, the Marines has a webiste with "hot fills" where they are looking to fill billets across the Marine Corps and if you match the grade and MOS you can get orders no matter the time on station. I don't think we do swaps, though.
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Old 11-02-2016, 08:18 PM
 
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My hubby (Navy) and I are in Virginia and trying to figure out how to duty swap with someone in San Diego. I believe he spoke with his Personnel Specialist about this which was not very helpful. He basically told him it would be impossible to do. I refuse to believe that no one out there wants to move to the east coast to be closer to family, home, etc...I'm just not sure how we find that individual to swap with.

If anyone has any info or advice on how we can do this and how we can find someone to swap with please let me know.
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Old 11-03-2016, 03:12 PM
 
Location: USA
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Paying for a Move is called a Permissive PCS and the Air Force ended that in 2009 and it is no longer allowed. Swapping assignments is done when you have orders, and so does someone else, and you swap your orders. If you are already at a base and choose to move, it would have been a Permissive PCS, and would have been at your expense, and is no longer authorized.
Pardon the OT.

dmarie123,

Have they also done away with "joint spouse" assignments as well?
Where service member spouses can request a PCS to the same location/Base?

Back in my AF days, a "swap" was an alternative for active duty couples not married.
They used to post on the CBPO board if anyone was interested on swapping with the same AFSC and rank.
Of course, all this during the pre-internet/online days.

Thank you.

Carry on.

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Old Today, 06:34 PM
 
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My husband and I (Navy) have been looking for someone to swap with me to come to Norfolk, and I go to Florida. I know it can be a long shot, but as I have had some family matters come up, I am hoping to be closer to home, so I can be there for my family. Hopefully someone who wouldn't mind coming to an amphibious ship and maybe being closer to their family as well.
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