Log in to the Defense Personal Property System, or DPS, to schedule your move.
The Department of Defense is committed to helping service members, their families and anyone moving with the military get organized and master their move.
To help customers access moving resources more easily, Move.mil has moved to the Military OneSource website. Now, moving resources from both the Defense Personal Property Program and Military OneSource are available here on the Military OneSource website.
Use these online planning tools and websites to help you get organized and learn about your new duty station.
Plan My Move is a Department of Defense relocation tool that helps you organize your move and keep it on track. Use Plan My Move to:
MilitaryINSTALLATIONS provides comprehensive information for installations around the world. Find contacts for key programs and services, check-in procedures, local resources, maps, community information and more.
Visit the Defense Personal Property System to upload your orders, ship household goods, manage unaccompanied baggage, arrange non-temporary storage, or plan for a personally procured move. You can also track the status and location of your shipment(s) and file claims.
Whether you’re looking for quick moving tips or comprehensive personal property policy information, these resources can help you find the answers you need.
Preparing for Your PCS Move reviews the steps that occur before packing even begins. Learn about things you can do while you wait for official orders, such as understanding different kinds of moves and shipments and how to use the Defense Personal Property System.
Understanding Moving Claims provides details about filing different kinds of moving claims, including compensation for lost or damaged property, as well as expenses incurred due to a lapse in service.
It’s Your Move Armed Forces Members is the comprehensive Defense Transportation Regulation personal property guide from the U.S. Transportation Command and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. It can help you understand the Defense Personal Property System, your allowances, entitlements, shipment and storage responsibilities, and much more.
Watch members of the Defense Personal Property Program give news updates, tips and advice on managing your move.
Use the following downloadable resources for quick access to personal property information.
The downloadable Personally Procured Move Checklist and Expense Certification form provides a checklist of documents required for reimbursement of a PPM, and a Statement of Expenses table you can fill in with your moving expenses.
Use the following links for personal property customer service and assistance, as well as service branch specific support.
Customer Service for Your Military PCS provides links for moving assistance, POV shipping and storage, relocation and financial assistance, customer service, claims, retirement and separation extensions, and more.
Your local transportation office can help you with household goods logistics, such as exploring your different moving options and coordinating your shipments. They can also assist with questions about entitlements and allowances. Find contact information for your local household goods/transportation offices at MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.
Experts are available, both online and in-person, to support you through all phases of the moving process.
Your installation Relocation Assistance Program can help you learn about your new installation, offer assistance with spouse employment options, housing, schools, financial readiness and more. Find out how to put the military’s relocation program to work for you.
If you’re moving overseas, visit Military OneSource OCONUS Moves for more information and resources.
Contact your installation Military and Family Support Center to learn about relocation assistance services — including individual move planning, workshops and briefings — as well as other programs and services to help you balance the demands of military life.
The housing offices at your new installation can help you explore the options in your new location and understand your housing-related allowances. Contact your installation housing office/government housing for information about living on base. Contact the housing referral office/housing privatization for information about off-installation options.
If you’re living in government quarters now, notify your installation housing office/government housing of your projected move-out date.
Use these links to help you access child care programs, education and well-being resources for children, and support for family members with special needs.
If you have a family member with special needs, consultants with the Exceptional Family Member Program can help you make sure your family member’s needs are met during and after your move, especially if your exceptional family member will transfer to a new school. You can also check out the EFMP&Me online tool for information and support anytime, anywhere.
Military Kids Connect is an online community specifically designed for military children ages 6-17 years. It provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life, including frequent moves.
Questions about moving benefits, entitlements or budgets? We’ve got you covered.
Contact TRICARE to notify them of your move and discuss your options for care at your new location.
Need help transferring your professional license or finding a job in your new location? Use these links to help you get settled.
Military OneSource offers relocation and transition specialty consultations to help spouses during military moves. Consultants can help you create an individualized action plan and identify resources. They can also share information on housing, child care, education, employment and more.
Stay updated on COVID-19 resources by visiting the Military OneSource COVID-19 information page. Look under Guidance From the Government for a link to weekly updates on installation travel restrictions.