54,000 soldiers scheduled to move to new installations but housing market shortage and shortage of moving personnel is causing issues

The Army reported some 4% of the about 72,000 shipments for permanent change of station moves, known as PCS, that the service had completed since April had been delayed, noting many soldiers use more than one shipment for each move. The delays, at least in part, can be attributed to a coronavirus pandemic-induced shortage of truck drivers and packers, said Army Maj. Gen. Omar Jones, the deputy commanding general for Army Installations Management Command.

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