Moving is pretty tough with a family no matter what the circumstances but military members sometimes don't get a choice when or where they are moving to. In some cases you may have to report to a new base and leave the family to make the big move on their own. Often the military will help but there are still things you need to address when you get ready to pack and move.
Preparing For The Move
One of the first things you need to do is to find a mover that is approved by the military. It might mean using a moving company that they specify so be sure to check with them before booking anything. Once you know who you need to use, you will have to book the military relocation mover and set up the services that you need. In most cases these companies can offer you packing services if you need help with it and if you are using the approved mover, the military will cover the cost of the move.
Hitting The Road
Once the house is pack and all your items are loaded on the truck, you can head to your new home. You do not have to wait for the truck or follow them at all. The driver or moving company will give you a date to meet the truck at your new home. They may not be able to give you an exact time to be there so plan on hanging out and waiting for the truck. If there are things you can do at the house while waiting, you might want to plan for that time
Arriving At Your New Home
Once you arrive at your new home, take the time to look over the home and figure out where you are going to put things in the home. When the movers arrive, it will help you if you can direct them to a room to put them in. They will not unpack them for you but they can help you sort all the boxes out. Some companies will help setup beds and position furniture but that is about as far as they will go.
On Base Housing
If you new home is on base, you may want to meet the moving truck at the front gate so they can find the home. Most military bases are harder to navigate around so if the driver has never been on this base, they may need some help finding their way around the base.They may also need an escort onto the base depending on the regulations, their relationship with the military in general.