Whether your next duty assignment has you changing states or transferring out of the country, we offer the stress-free moving services you can count on. Bell Moving & Storage looks forward to taking the stress out of your move and thank you for your service.
What Is a PCS Move? | Understanding Military Moving Services & Your Options
Military members, civilian employees, and their households have two options:
Bell Moving and Storage is the Cincinnati moving company you can count on whether you’re choosing full-service military movers or opting for a PPM move and moving within the country or internationally. You can even choose a combination of both options – using a moving company in Cincinnati for help with some aspects of the relocation while handling the rest yourself.
PCS Move with TSP or Military Movers
Military members using TSP movers must be aware of weight restrictions that vary by rank. A household goods move (HHG) also has some limits on what can be included and what must be covered at your own expense.
There are drawbacks to moving with a TSP contractor. While you won’t have to worry about surprise expenses if you stay within the weight limit, there’s a greater risk of damaged or lost belongings as your items are unpacked into a warehouse. You also wait longer for your belongings with an uncertain timeline for pickup.
To apply for a PPM move, you need to schedule an appointment with your Personal Property Office (PPO) and get the forms you will need including the DD Form 2278 (Application for Move and Counseling Checklist), Form 1038 (Advance of Funds Application and Account), and others. You will need to be authorized for a PPM move and must work out details with the PTO representative if you decide to do a partial PPM move by hiring your own military movers.
You will have the freedom to make your own arrangements such as renting a moving truck, buying packing supplies, or hiring movers. Many expenses can be put on a Government Travel Charge Card to streamline this process.
Partial PPM Move
There are many benefits to a partial PPM relocation:
Cost of a Military Move
Here is a brief overview of PCS moving reimbursement programs.
Dislocation Allowance (DLA)
Monetary Allowance in Lieu of Transportation (MALT)
Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE)
Advance Basic Pay
Advance Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA)
Move-In Housing Allowance (MIHA)
Per Diem Allowance
Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA)
What Will Cincinnati Military Movers Not Pack?
Moving companies are prohibited from packing certain items during a military move. This includes:
Cincinnati Military Moving Services
A large share of military relocations we perform are to and from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base just outside Dayton in the Cincinnati area. Wright-Patt is one of the largest Air Force bases with over 30,000 Airmen, contractor, and civilian employees. Call our Air Force movers today for a free quote for your Wright-Patt PCS move!
We also serve other branches and military bases including Camp Atterbury Army Base in Edinburgh IN, Fort Campbell near Clarksville TN, and Fort Knox in Kentucky.