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.
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.
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
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…
With Veteran’s Day upon us, I’ve read several stories about the amazing military heroes around our nation. To the Veterans and their families who have served this great country so bravely and selflessly—Thank You! Your sacrifice is inspiring and we are forever grateful.
Though there are thousands upon thousands of amazing military heroes, I would like to share with you just a few stories in honor of Veteran’s Day.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, we would like to take a moment to applaud the companies below for their efforts in supporting the Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who have bravely and honorably served our country. The list is just a snapshot of the companies that support veteran’s organizations monetarily, commit to providing employment opportunities to veterans, and have found other unique ways to support and honor these deserving men and women.
Veterans Day 2012 is Sunday, November 11. In honor of their service, many businesses offer free or discounted meals to veterans and active duty members. Here are some of the deals we have found. If you aren’t in the military, check out the bottom of the post for some offers for civilians, as well as ways you can give back this Veterans Day.
Free Meals and More- Veterans Day 2012
Veterans Day Promotions for Sunday, November 11- Free Meals, Discounts, and More!
Red, White & Move
U-Pack has always provided a discount for military members making a DITY move, but the deal just got sweeter for service members looking to make a DITY move from October through February 2013. Special DITY rates are now in effect along with FREE (yes, totally, completely 100% FREE) certified weight tickets under our new Red, White & Move promotion. The tickets alone are a $150 value.