Most military moves are conducted through the DPS system. In these cases, the transferred members of the organization do not have to worry about moving themselves. However, in rare cases, service personnel must initiate and complete their own movements.
If this applies to you and you live in basic accommodation, please review the following special considerations when moving: Military families have special considerations when moving before moving Your move provides a certified TSP, and you have the right to move on your own.
- When looking for a reliable moving company, please check the website of each moving company to see if they have been approved by the military/Ministry of Defense for moving and warehousing. also check their BBB rating. You can send your T.O. to get a list of eligible companies.
Be sure to tell the moving company you hired that you live in the base.
- Plan ahead and take your time. During the summer and busy weekends, you may not find a van or even a moving truck available.
- In military residences, soldiers should keep their residences clean and, as far as possible, the same conditions as when they first moved in. After your belongings are packed and loaded, allow enough time to clean the house from top to bottom.
- Discuss the instructions and precautions regarding your move with your consultant, and give special consideration. You can also find it on www.move.mil.
- If you decide to recruit friends for your move, remember that civilians must obtain an installed visitor pass from the visitor control center to enter.
- Check with your T.O. about the requirements for vehicles entering the base, such as friends’ cars, Uhaul trucks, etc. Cannot enter the base due to various reasons.
- When hiring a moving company, make sure they have the right to enter your facility. The company and all members must be authorized. Check with your T.O. to pass the credentials required by the moving company. If this is not the case, you will be denied access to the base. Remember, each base can have different requirements.
Some final thoughts: Keep all paperwork in a safe place. If you have any questions, please contact your consultant and stay as positive as possible! Wowmover cooperates with military families across the country. If you have any questions about our special features when moving, please call us at (833) 554-3260