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.
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 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
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.
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?
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).
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.
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