A Salute to the Stars and Bars this Independence Day

A Salute to the Stars and Bars this Independence Day

Independence Day means so many different things to different people.  For some it's another 4 day weekend, for others it's BBQ time and for a few it stands for freedom, life, and liberty. My view of Independence Day evolved as I've gotten older.  The 4th of July has always been a time for tanning, eating hot dogs, listening to loud...Read More
Interested in a Personally Procured Move?

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's 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 a...Read More
How Does a Military Standard Move Work?

How Does a Military Standard Move Work?

Once you (or your spouse) receive PCS orders you must decide between a personally procured move or a standard move.   What's a Standard Move? During a standard move, the government sends a moving company to your home to pack up all of your belongings.  They'll be responsible for loading all of your boxes onto a truck and transporting your...Read More

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...Read More

New Blog Series: Everything You Need to Know About Moving with the Military

It's that time of year again.  PCS (Permanent Change of Station) Season.  That means it's time to learn all about moving with the military.  It can be a confusing, convoluted process.  By the end of this blog series you're going to know everything you need to know about moving with the military! What Are The Different Ways To Go About...Read More
What is Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

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 incredibly wordy and sometimes don't 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 for housing...Read More
After Deployment: The First Night in the Barracks

After Deployment: The First Night in the Barracks

It's finally here.  You've been waiting weeks, months or even a year for this night.  Your spouse/child/ significant other is finally coming home after deployment.  You've planned what their first meal will be, what you're going to wear, how you're going to decorate the house.  You've spent 2x your typical grocery budget making sure the house is stocked with all...Read More

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...Read More