December 18th, 2018 - 10:33 AM
Moving in the Army
As anyone living the Army life knows, frequent moving is part of the routine. But even though relocating is common for an Army family, there are still a lot of things to consider for each move — especially when doing it yourself (DITY). So when you receive your PCS orders and start planning your move, here are some things to consider as you work through the process.
December 14th, 2018 - 9:00 AM
Preparing for an Air Force PCS
The Air Force, with more than 321,000 active duty personnel, has proudly served the United States since 1907. Since the Air Force’s inception, Airmen frequently receive Permanent Change of Station orders to bases all across the globe. In fact, the Air Force estimates that enlisted officers will relocate as often as every 3 years.
Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, there’s a lot to think about, so consider using this guide to help navigate through the process. Learn what your moving options are, what you need to know about entitlement programs, and more.
December 7th, 2018 - 8:55 AM
Changing stations in the U.S. Coast Guard
The Coast Guard, with currently more than 38,000 active-duty members, has been proudly serving the United States since 1790. Over the years, countless “Coasties” have received Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and have served on numerous shorelines throughout the nation and world. Are you a member of the Coast Guard who recently received PCS orders? The information below includes details on entitlements and housing to help you understand the specifics.
November 20th, 2018 - 9:58 AM
Moving in the Marines
Making a permanent change of station (PCS) in the Marine Corps can entail many tasks. Whether it’s your first or fifth PCS, there’s quite a bit to think about and do. To help you get started, we’ve compiled some important information about moving options, government travel charge cards (GTCC), entitlements, housing availability and other details specific to the Marine Corps.
November 16th, 2018 - 8:22 AM
A permanent change of station (PCS) means filling out forms, attending meetings and following specific rules. As you navigate this process, don’t forget the updated guidelines that went into 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 later destination.” Keep reading to find out the current weight limit, what’s considered pro-gear and what’s not, and how you can move without worrying about your PCS weight allowance.
November 12th, 2018 - 2:47 PM
Navy PCS orders
More than 320,000 men and women actively serve in the U.S. Navy, and thousands of service members receive PCS orders each year. While Navy moves can be exciting — offering the opportunity to live somewhere different and meet new people — they can also be overwhelming if you’re not sure what to do. As you start planning, the following information can help guide you through the process of a Navy PCS. It covers important details about official orders, moving options, weight tickets, advance payments and more.
November 8th, 2018 - 3:56 PM
Making a military move with your family
Whether for a new unit assignment, a promotion or to complete a tour of duty, there are a number of reasons why military families move. In fact, statistics show that the average military family moves every two to three years, which accounts to about three times more often than that of a typical civilian family.
Although moving is a way of life for military servicepeople, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders can still be emotional for everyone involved. Use this guide to find resources that can help your family make a successful transition.
November 7th, 2018 - 9:32 AM
Finding military moving discounts
Military members have access to deals and discounts on many services, and long-distance moves are no exception! No matter your duty status or reason for moving — PCS or just into a new home — many moving companies offer military discounts to help you keep costs low. Learn more about available options and find out how to save on your move.
October 29th, 2018 - 1:47 PM
Getting weight tickets for a military move
One of the biggest concerns when completing a Personally Procured Move (PPM), also known as a Do-It-Yourself (DITY) move, is getting reimbursed. While there’s other paperwork to complete, weight tickets are a vital component. If you’re using a rental truck, you have to figure out how to get them, and if you’re hiring a moving company, you have to make sure they take care of everything. Learn more about what weight tickets you need, how to get them and how U-Pack simplifies the PPM process.
October 26th, 2018 - 1:09 PM
How much will my military move cost?
One of the most important parts of completing a Personally Procured Move (PPM)/do-it-yourself (DITY) move is staying within your reimbursement budget. Since you’ll get to keep any additional money, finding ways to keep your moving costs low can make a big impact. Learn how to use a DITY move calculator to determine the government payout, then figure out the costs of your PPM to see if it’s a cost-effective option.