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 14th, 2018 - 10:39 AM
Hawaii: the destination for any reason or season
Whether you’re moving, vacationing, honeymooning or enjoying a long layover on your way to Asia or Australia, any time spent in Hawaii can be an adventure! Hawaii is arguably the most unique and beautiful state in the union, complete with idyllic weather and tons of things to do any time of the year.
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 9th, 2018 - 1:59 PM
What’s it like to drive a moving truck?
While it’s not all that different from operating a typical vehicle, driving a moving truck requires a few basic adjustments. It’s bigger, some buttons may be in different places, some controls may not work the same way and the blind spots may not be where you’re used to. Familiarizing yourself with the truck and how to drive it will help you and your belongings arrive safely.
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.
November 6th, 2018 - 9:51 AM
Important information about rental trucks and car seats
Did you know the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends children 12 and younger ride properly restrained in the back seat? There are a few different reasons for this: primarily, it helps reduce the risk of accident-related injury by 33% and it helps protect children from airbag deployment. But what should you do if you’re riding in a vehicle that doesn’t have a back seat (like a rental truck)? Keep reading to learn what the government and some rental companies recommend, and get info about alternative moving solutions.
November 2nd, 2018 - 9:10 AM
Getting ready for deployment
The thought of being away from your family, friends, home and normal routine for an extended period of time can lead to multiple questions. Will your family be OK? How will bills be paid? Who will handle property maintenance? While there are quite a few things to take care of, planning ahead can help reduce stress and make the process easier.
October 31st, 2018 - 9:49 AM
How U-Haul® prices add up
As you compare moving options, you might think at first glance that truck rental is the cheapest. However, the price quoted online isn’t the entire picture. Several expenses aren’t included in that initial rate, and adding those in could put you over budget. Keep reading to learn more about what U-Haul® rates include and what those extras are, then compare sample moves to help you choose the right service.
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.