If your getting ready to make a PCS move, then are few things you should know about especially if this is your first military move! Whether you are a veteran of making PCS moves or making your first PCS moves, it’s always good to know what to expect.
- MOVERS: The first thing to do is find out information at www.move.mil. This website is the location of the Defense Personal Property System (DPS) which is an internet-based system to manage DoD household goods moves. You can find if you are eligible to self-counsel and submit your moving application online, instead of traveling to a Transportation Office (TO). Eligible will vary depending on the Service.
- MONEY: This is always an important topic! You can take a look at Frequently Asked Questions at the Defense Travel Management Office website. Basically you can expect a set amount of per diem and lodging for a set amount of travel time. If you spend more than the set amount of per diem and lodging, then you will not be reimbursed for the extra money you spend.
- HOUSING: You can sign up for on-base housing or you can find a home off of the base. The base housing office can help you with on-base and off-base housing. If you are interested in off-base housing, take a look at the MilitaryByOwner website to get idea of types, locations and prices.
Moving can be a fun time! Enjoy the new adventures that will be coming your way!
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