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How Much Does A Military Move Cost?

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.

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What To Do When You Get Permanent Change of Station Orders

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.

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Personally Procured Move (PPM) Quotes

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

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PCS in the Military - Questions and Tips

August 23rd, 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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Military Moving

August 22nd, 2013 - 9:14 AM

 

Make Military Moving Work for You

Do you have Permanent Change of Station orders with a military move on the horizon? If so, you have a couple of options for getting your household goods to your new duty station.

In most cases you’ll be able to do either a government arranged move, or a Personally Procured Move (PPM).

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Moving to Fort Wainwright, AK

By Jeremy
March 3rd, 2013 - 12:35 PM

Now that you have your Permanent Change of Station orders to begin moving to Fort Wainwright, you have a choice to make: let the government plan the move for you or do a Personally Procured Move (PPM), where you are in charge of your move. I suggest getting the best of both worlds (and possibly pocketing some of your moving allowance) with a “you pack, we drive” moving service like U-Pack. With U-Pack, you can get rates similar to truck rental, but you don’t have to drive.

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Moving to Elmendorf Air Force Base Tips

By Jeremy
March 1st, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Military moving is a little more involved than “normal” household moving – especially when there’s reimbursement and things like weight tickets involved. And when you add moving to Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska to the mix, it can get even more complex. But don’t worry; I’ve got some great advice and tips to make your PCS to Elmendorf AFB easy and stress-free.

Tips and advice for moving to Elmendorf Air Force Base

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Moving to Fort Carson

By Josh J
February 24th, 2013 - 12:46 PM

PCSing to Fort Carson?
If you’ve just been given Permanent Change of Station Orders for moving to Fort Carson, the next step is figuring out how to get your belongings there. I suggest doing a PPM (Personally Procured Move) with U-Pack.

Eligible service members with PCS orders will be offered a monetary allowance from the government if they decide to do a PPM move. Basically, if your move to Fort Carson ends up costing less than your allowance from the government, you get to keep what’s left over. This makes doing a PPM totally worth it. Sound good? Keep reading…