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Simple Relocation Solutions for Military Families

Simple Relocation Solutions for Military Families

May 26, 2016 By King Relocation

Simple Relocation Solutions for Military Families

At King Companies, we are incredibly proud of those who have served our great nation as part of the United States military, and we have the deepest respect for the sacrifices these men and women in uniform have made to protect our freedom and that of our allies around the world.

The fact of the matter is, military personnel and their families face many challenges both at home and abroad, not the least of which is a Permanent Changes of Station, or PCS. These often frequent and repeated relocations can be an emotionally and physically challenging experience, not to mention stressful for parents, children, and even pets.

That is why King Companies is here to help alleviate some of that stress with simple relocation solutions tailored specifically to meet the needs of military families. Since 1955, we’ve moved hundreds of military families, and we are experts at navigating the complexities associated with the rules and regulations around PCS orders.

For example, we know that there are different allowances for an overseas PCS order versus a domestic PCS order. And, in the event that temporary duty en route, etc. is assigned, the reimbursement or allowable expenses for the move can change. We also know that while the government will pay most costs associated with a PCS move, there are some costs that may not be reimbursed, including temporary lodging or some travel expenses.

If you, or someone you know has received PCS orders, there are a few things you must do to begin the relocation process:

  • 1) Contact your installation office. Typically located on base, they will be able to tell you what allowances the government will be providing for your move. Knowing this will help you to make the right decisions about how to best handle your relocation.
  • 2) Gather information. You will need a map of your new location and base, along with base gate hours, base phone numbers and addresses prior to scheduling the move.
  • 3) Do your research. Find out which relocation companies are assigned to your move. Generally there are multiple resources due to rate filings. Once you know who they are, and if you have a choice, then ask for referrals from friends and family, contact your local Better Business Bureau, or check out Websites such as Angie’s List for ratings.
  • 4) Schedule your PCS move. You should contact your chosen moving company as soon as possible to start scheduling your move.

Military families know that they can count on King Relocation Services to ensure that their next PCS move goes as smoothly as possible. Our relocation services start with personal customer service coordinators who plan each move from start-to-finish.

For military families with overseas PCS orders, King Relocation Services has a dedicated international relocation team that understands the unique challenges associated with moving to a new country. As a member of the UniGroup Relocation family, a worldwide network of companies with more than 1,300 service centers in 146 countries on six continents, we are committed to providing military families with the most advanced international moving services. From Registered International Moving (RIM) assistance, to professionally trained international packers, to state-of-the-art move management and Internet tracking and more, we’ve got our clients covered.

With Memorial Day right around the corner, we would like to take this opportunity to honor and remember our active-duty, retired and fallen heroes. Thank you for your service, and wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.

About King Companies
As an agent of United Van Lines, King Companies has the resources and expertise to be your “go-to” resource for all relocation needs. Whether you are relocating your household, moving an office, or are in need of logistics services, we strive to ensure that your next move will be the best you will ever make. Call us today at 800-854-3679 to learn more.

We hope that you will consider King Companies for your future relocation needs. To learn more about our services, visit is at And, don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for our latest news and updates!

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