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Military Moving Discounts
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
7/9/2014
3:51 PM

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Military Discounts for Moving

As a member of the military (or a family member), you're probably very familiar with discounts offered by companies as a token of appreciation for your service. You may have encountered these with things like buying a car, eating at a restaurant or visiting an amusement park. Go ahead and add moving to the list, too. With a little research, you’ll find that several moving companies (including U-Pack) offer military moving discounts. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can save on your military move.

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Category: Military Moving
New Guidelines for your Military Pro-Gear Weight Allowance
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Christina Google+
6/16/2014
4:03 PM

Planning a Permanent Change of Station is no piece of cake!

There are forms to fill out, meetings to attend, and specific rules you have to follow in order to make sure everything runs smoothly. As you plan your move, you should know about the updated guidelines that took effect on May 1, 2014 for moving professional books, papers and equipment – known as “PBP&E” or “Pro Gear.” Pro gear is defined as “the goods in a military member’s possession needed for the performance of official duties at the next or a later destination.” In this post, we’ll take a closer look at these guidelines and what it means for your upcoming military move.

The Military recently made changes to its pro gear Weight Allowance limit.

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Category: Military Moving
How Much Does A Military Move Cost?
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Christina Google+
5/8/2014
4:15 PM

Did you just get PCS orders?

If so, it’s important to understand the benefits you qualify for before you start planning your move. Military relocation benefits change frequently due to regulations, rank, or your family size. One of the first questions you may ask after visiting with your Transportation Office (TO) is “How much does a military move cost?” While it's an important question, it's actually fairly complex, as there are moving costs, additional costs, and benefits that all combine to determine the cost of your military move.

Military moving costs

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Category: Military Moving
What To Do When You Get Permanent Change of Station Orders
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Christina Google+
9/26/2013
2:18 PM

Do You have PCS Orders?

If you or a family member just got Permanent Change of Station Orders, you may be asking, “What do I do next?” U-Pack® helps many military members and their families complete military moves each year, so we can help.

First, meet with your base transportation office. Depending on your branch, this office will have a different name, but they all do the same thing: help you move.

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Category: Military Moving
Military Weight Tickets
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Christina Google+
8/27/2013
8:01 AM

Weight tickets and a Military Move

Congratulations! If you’ve decided on a Personally Procured Move (PPM), you’re on the right track to saving money. When you visit your origin TMO prior to your move (a requirement), they’ll make you aware of what you need to do to make sure you’re properly reimbursed. One of the most important requirements is getting accurate certified weight tickets. 

As a service to military families moving with U-Pack, when you add weight tickets to your reservation, a military specialist is assigned to your move to ensure the weight tickets are accurate and that they’re delivered to you in a timely manner.

Weight Tickets for Military PPM Move

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Category: Military Moving
Personally Procured Move (PPM) Quotes
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Christina Google+
8/26/2013
1:43 PM

I’ve been approved to do a PPM…what’s next?

Well first, let me say that I think it’s pretty great that you’re doing a PPM! By doing some or all of the work yourself, you have a good chance of making some money when you get your reimbursement. Talk about motivation! Now that you’ve been given the green light, the next step is to get moving quotes. We’ll show you how to get quotes and compare them so that you can pocket the most money possible! Let’s get started.

Getting a PPM quote

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Category: Military Moving
Military Kids and Moving
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
8/26/2013
8:52 AM

Military Moving with Children

Did you know that military kids move 6-9 times during their K-12 school years, according to the Military Child Education Coalition. With so many moves, it’s important to understand how to prepare for your move, complete your move, and help your kids adjust. Thankfully, studies have shown there are no long-term negative effects related to frequent military moves (according to this Navy article). However, teenagers can be affected more than younger children. No matter what age your kids are, kids who were prepared ahead of time adjusted better. You’re on the right track preparing your kids for your move!

How to Prepare for a Military Move with Children

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Category: Military Moving
Making an Army DITY Move
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Becky Google+
8/23/2013
2:27 PM


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Can you actually make money moving in the Army?
Yes, it takes a little extra work, but you certainly can! When moving under any branch of the military, you’re typically given two options:

  • Let the military arrange and pay for your entire move OR
  • Do part (or all) of the move yourself, turn your costs in for military reimbursement, and pocket what’s left over.

The second option is referred to as a DITY move, and it’s your means of making money on an Army move.

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Category: Military Moving
PCS in the Military - Questions and Tips
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Christina Google+
8/23/2013
1:04 PM

PCSing in the Military – Your Questions and Helpful Tips

Moving in the military is a little different than moving as a civilian. There’s a lot more planning and coordinating that goes into a PCS move. And now that you’ve been given your PCS orders, it definitely doesn’t hurt to learn more about what’s coming next. So, we’ve put together some commonly asked questions about a PCS move and helpful tips so that you can get more familiar with PCSing.

Commonly Asked Questions about PCSing

I just received my PCS orders. What’s next?

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Category: Military Moving
PCS Checklist for Military Moving
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Christina Google+
8/22/2013
9:26 AM

I just got my PCS orders. What do I do next?

Now that you have your PCS orders, you’re ready to start planning your move. But where do you start first? There’s so much to get done (and so little time to do it, right?). No worries! This comprehensive PCS checklist will help you stay on task from start to finish. Just download, print, and start checking tasks off the list!

Printable PCS Checklist

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