PCS: Everything You Need to Know for a Seamless Military Base Transition

Is it time for a military move? Have you gotten notice of a Permanent Change of Station? If yes, you’ve got a lot to do and plan for. As someone active in the military, you’re probably no stranger to moving from one place to another. But if you’re relatively new to the PCS process, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know for a seamless military base transition.


The military provides travel for you and your family and dependents. It includes transportation to your new station either by plane, train, or automobile. They will provide the ticket or the money to make the trip from your old station to your new one. You’ll also get money for meals and lodging, depending on the length of the trip and the number of travel days.

Moving Your Household

The government covers the cost of your household move using a weight limit based on your current rank and your family size and situation. It often includes the cost of shipping or storing your vehicle. It’s important to choose a reliable moving company with experience in military moves. There’s a specific process and paperwork that goes along with PCS, and an inexperienced company could make the move more difficult than it needs to be. Are you preparing for a move from one station to another? You need a company that can provide everything you need, including pre-move assessment, packing, crating, secure shipment, and storage in transit. When you contact Nilson Van and Storage, you’ll find a company with extensive experience with military moves and can help you make a seamless military base transition.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.