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You’ve received orders relocating you to a new military base, but what do you do next? Military reassignments involve some unique preparations, and if this is your first time moving as a military service member, you probably have lots of questions.
Moves and relocations happen to almost every member of the military at some point during their service. Unfortunately, reassignments, called permanent change of station orders, do not always come with a lot of advance notice.
Use the information here to get you started on a successful military move.
When you are given reassignment orders as a military member, the government usually handles all aspects of the move. However, if you want to have more control over your move, then you may want to consider a personally procured move, or PPM.
A personally procured move allows you more flexibility in the decisions for your move. Depending on the moving company you choose, you may also save money through a PPM. With more flexibility, though, comes more responsibility. Not only will you have to handle the planning and execution of your move, but you may be responsible for certain expenses. Things like moving insurance and sales tax are not usually covered by the government’s allowance for your move.
If you choose to attempt a personally procured move and your transportation office approves it, be sure to keep all documentation and receipts so that you can be reimbursed. Nilson Van & Storage can provide all the necessary documentation you’ll need to be reimbursed for your move. You’ll then need to submit all of this paperwork to the transportation office at your new base.
Because relocating is such a common part of military life, each base has several offices that will help make the change easier for you and your family.
Nilson Van & Storage has helped military families transition to new locations for decades. We understand the in’s and out’s of moving for our service members. Contact Nilson Van & Storage for moving estimates and more for your upcoming military relocation.