Active-duty service members frequently find themselves faced with the prospect of having to relocate their family’s residence.
The RAND National Defense Research Institute reports that one-third of active service members face permanent change of station (PCS) moves every year. RAND further reports that these moves can profoundly impact family stability, causing upheaval, disruption and degrading satisfaction of family members. These challenges can even affect the resilience and readiness of service members.
Finding help for a military relocation can help relieve these challenges. Finding an experienced military move manager can, in fact, significantly minimize the disruption that a PCS move can cause.
Benefits of Using Military Movers
RAND’s research identified primary disruptions that commonly result from PCS relocation.
Primary disruptions include finding new housing, finding appropriate schools for your children, bearing costs associated with relocation and dealing with the logistics of the move itself. These disruptions can lead to a variety of other challenges and place undue stress on your entire family. Being provided with a short timeline for relocation can exacerbate the stress and financial burdens that military families experience.
The research indicates that, by taking advantage of specific resources, service members can minimize the hardship of a PCS. Specifically, relocation assistance – including moving planning and execution – can provide much-needed relief for service members and their families.
Military Moving Company Services
Experienced military move managers utilize military logistics principles to facilitate the physical relocation of your household goods and possessions. Moving companies help military families plan their move schedule around relation requirements. They also provide a full range of packing and unpacking services, in addition to transporting your personal and household possessions, your mover can also assist you with any special requirements you may have, such as relocating your vehicles, etc.
The best military move coordinators will also provide proactive communication and support for you and your family during this challenging time.
Choosing the Best Military Movers for You
Choose a military relocation service provider who is Department of Defense (DOD) approved and is knowledgeable about DOD guidelines. The right mover for your needs will work closely with you and your family to develop a customized moving plan that meets your needs.
Mesa Moving and Storage, the largest United Van Lines Agency Group in the western United States, serves military families not only throughout the Intermountain West, including Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Montana, but nationwide. Whether your relocation will take you to another city, another state or another country, we can provide cradle-to-grave packing, storing and moving services to get you there.
We are a proud DOD Transportation Provider with DOD approved warehouse facilities at our seven convenient locations. We specialize in Move Management services for all U.S. military members and their families. Our dedication to DOD transportation and logistics principles makes us a best-in-class military mover and allows us to provide critical services for PCS relocations.
Contact one of our team members today to learn more about our military moving services or to request your free quote today.