Ok, so I know I am probably not going to be going to COT until August 2011 or later but I am a planner and as usual trying to plan ahead! I understand from other posts that you are typically given 3 days to report to your first duty station. I have husband, two kids, and two dogs. Do I try to arrange for the TMO right before graduation then all of us travel together from AL to first PCS? Or is it better to go alone to report to first duty station then during house hunting days have family/pets join me? I have resigned myself to the fact that I probably will not be present at our home in AR while the movers are packing us. Anyone who has "been there, done that" want to share your experience and any words of advice?