At some point during your Army career you can count on having to relocate. The good news is you will not have to do it alone. Not only does each move offer an opportunity to see new places and make new friends but as part of the Army family you have many entitlements, payments and benefits that are assured to you by law. Basic allowance for housing; packing, shipping and storage of household goods; and transportation costs are just a few ways you can receive assistance from the Army.
When your Army moving experience begins after receiving your Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, make sure you have a head start by knowing what to expect, how to get started and who you need to contact.
- Relocating Overview
- Relocating as a Military Family
- Moving Overseas: Your Belongings
- Your Pet and Relocation
- Temporary Lodging While You Wait for Installation Housing
There is likely to be feelings of excitement, anticipation and possibly anxiety associated with moving to a new duty station. You have the ability to make the best of your move by planning ahead and being prepared. DO NOT ASSUME that you will receive any of these allowances. Allowances change periodically so check with the finance office on your installation to determine the exact amount of your allowances and entitlements.
Don’t forget: The Army Community Service Center, at each installation, offers a Relocation Readiness program that provides comprehensive help with relocation issues including preparing to move, the move itself, and handling stress.