milspouse, PCS

Interested in a Personally Procured Move?

Now that you know the basics of how a standard move works, it’s time to learn about performing a personally procured move. What is a Personally Procured Move? These used to be called DITY moves, short for Do IT Yourself.  In a personally procured move, it’s your job to pack, load, transport and unload all of your belongings. Why Choose…

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How Does a Military Standard Move Work?

Once you (or your spouse) have received PCS orders you must decide between a personally procured move or a standard move. What is a Standard Move? During a standard move, the government sends a moving company to your home to pack up all of your belongings.  They will be responsible for loading all of your boxes onto a truck and…

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Personally Procured Move, Partially Personally Procured Move, or Standard Move

So you’ve finally received orders.  After the jumps for joy (or tears of denial) you have a big decision to make.  Will you do a personally procured move, a partially personally procured move, or a standard move? What is a Standard Move? A standard move is the easiest way to move.  The government does everything.  Through the Defense Personal Property…

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What is Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

The military loves its acronyms.  It’s no wonder why.  Many times the titles of facilities, benefits, and programs are often incredibly wordy and sometimes don’t really make sense.  If you ask many newer or younger military personnel or their family members what many acronyms stand for, they wouldn’t be able to tell you.  BAH is no different.  The basic allowance…

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You Can Help New Milspouses Research Their Next Duty Station!

What is the first thing you do when you/your spouse gets orders?  RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH!!  I’m always looking at how far the BAH goes, what neighborhoods are the nicest, where the best schools are, what has the easiest commute, etc.  Wouldn’t it be great if there was one place to visit that would give you all that information or at…

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To Claim or Not To Claim?!

So we did it.  We made it from Fort Campbell to Dallas.  The moving truck came and went.  The movers were not particularly confidence inspiring, but to be honest we have only had one set of movers that we believed in.  Which of course leaves us with the same old question:  To Claim or not To Claim?! First: Make Sure…

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When The Army Finally Gives You Answers

Our no later than date came and went…. No real surprise there.  I almost expect it at this point.  You know who doesn’t expect it?  My mother-in-law.  Had to field constant questions from her, without any real answers… but whatever.  I’m used to that by now… Two weeks after we were supposed to find out what our plans were, we…

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