The Department of Defense has finally issued guidance on a new pet PCS policy; that guidance includes slashing the amount of the PCS benefit and delaying implementation until 2024. Pentagon Pet PCS Policy History In June 2023, we reported on a new DoD policy offering up to $4000 in reimbursement for costs associated with shipping… Read more »
PCS and Moving
Last year, military members were promised a new benefit related to permanent change of station moves, up to $4000 per service member who must ship pets as part of PCS travel. This new military benefit related to transporting pets was approved by lawmakers in December 2022. But at press time, the proposed rules are gathering… Read more »
Beginning on May 15, 2023, the Department of Defense imposes limitations on transporting devices containing lithium batteries in household goods shipments. Some lithium batteries are acceptable for household goods moves, and some are not, as we’ll examine below. DoD Policy for Transporting Lithium Batteries in Household Goods Shipments Are lithium batteries dangerous? The Department of… Read more »
Moving overseas as a military spouse can be challenging, but these tips can help you navigate the process and make the transition smoother. Read more.
Command sponsorship can provide many benefits for military families who are relocating overseas. Learn what it is and how it works. Learn more.
Unaccompanied tours can be a challenging but rewarding experience for service members. Here are five things you need to know if you’re facing this type of assignment. Read more.
Prepare For Your First-Time Permanent Change of Station Move (PCS) While there may be an exception or two along the way, typically every military member will experience a permanent change of station move or PCS. This part of military life can feel overwhelming the first time, but fortunately, you are not alone, and there is… Read more »
Shipping a privately owned vehicle overseas can be tricky. Learn what steps to take to make sure your vehicle arrives safely and on time. Read more.
There are some things to learn and remember about a PCS move that can make all the difference. We separate fact from fiction for PCS moves. When planning your move, keep the following things in mind.
Moving can be stressful, especially when your household goods are damaged. Learn what steps to take if this happens during your PCS move. Read more.