February 10th, 2016 - 8:54 AM
Calculate the cost of your Personally Procured Move
If you’re moving with the military and plan on doing the work yourself, you’re going to be embarking on a Personally Procured Move, or PPM. Some people call these DITY moves, or Do-It-Yourself moves. No matter what you call it, it’s vital to understand how much it costs. The government reimburses you 95% what it would have cost to move you themselves. If you’re doing a DITY move instead of letting the government move you, then you’ll definitely want to stay within that 95% payout. If you calculate your DITY move costs, you can stay in your budget.
November 13th, 2015 - 2:50 PM
How to save on your military move
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 each aspect of your military move.
March 13th, 2015 - 2:46 PM
Your Alaska PCS Guide
Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, if you’re completing a military move, having a plan in place is a must – and it’s even more important if you’re PCSing to Alaska. This guide is designed to help you determine the best way to get your household goods to Alaska and answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
June 16th, 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.
May 8th, 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.
September 26th, 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.
August 27th, 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.
August 26th, 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
August 26th, 2013 - 8:52 AM
Military Moving with Children
August 23rd, 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: