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PCS & Military Moves


The Department of Defense is committed to helping service members, their families and anyone moving with the military get organized and master their move. Use the following resources to access the information, support and assistance you need – from understanding PCS orders and entitlements, to shipping household goods, moving with pets, filing a claim, learning about your new duty station and more. has moved to the website

Our website now features the following moving tools and information:

Customer Service Contacts page

The Customer Service Contacts page provides the following information for your military PCS:

  • Local transportation office
  • Technical help desk
  • Privately owned vehicle shipping and storage
  • Service branch help desks and claims offices

Resources page

The Moving Resources page contains the following to help you manage your move:

  • Moving guides to help you get organized
  • Moving videos with news updates, tips and advice from the Defense Personal Property Program
  • FAQs about moving your personal property
  • Brochures and fact sheets about claims, policies, entitlements, etc.
  • Additional PCS moving assistance tailored for each service branch
  • COVID-19 moving guidance updates

Global Household Goods Contract, or GHC

Get news and updates on the GHC designed to improve the relocation process for you.

Defense Personal Property System

Sign in to the Defense Personal Property System, or DPS, to schedule your move, track your shipment or file a claim:

Log in to DPS

ALERT: DPS, or the Defense Personal Property System, will undergo scheduled maintenance every Friday from 7 p.m. Central Standard Time until Saturday, 5 a.m. Central Standard Time. During this time, the system will be unavailable to all users.

DPS Help Desk (toll free): 800-462-2176
OCONUS: call local operator for DSN dialing

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Personal Property Support

Contact your local transportation office for help with:

  • Entitlements and moving allowances
  • Household goods logistics, such as different types of moves and coordinating shipments
  • Problems with your moving company during packing, moving and delivery

For service branch or technical help desk support, visit customer service contacts for your military PCS to find your specific contact information.

Military OneSource Support

Military OneSource offers service members and families a wide range of moving support including planning and packing tips, financial counseling and more. We can also provide information about your new community to help you learn about local schools and decide whether to rent or buy housing. Moving OCONUS? We can help with that too.

Military OneSource will continue to help with:
  • COVID-19 support
  • Relocation assistance
  • Exceptional family member support
  • School liaisons
  • Spouse employment
  • Moving with pets

Speak with a Military OneSource consultant

Chat with a Military OneSource consultant

Schedule an online Military OneSource consultation

Access powerful planning tools

Plan My Move

Plan My Move is a tool that provides service members and their families with access to customized moving checklists, information about entitlements and benefits, points of contact, planning tools and information on education and employment designed to make frequent moves easier and less disruptive. Start making your moving checklist.


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Moving Products, Podcasts and Courses

Personal property and claims guides

Get tips and information on various aspects of your move such as how to ship a specific item, steps for filing a claim, protecting your household goods, etc.

Master Your PCS

This flyer helps you master your PCS with online tools, resources and expert relocation support from Military OneSource.

Relocation Courses

The Relocation 101 series includes four modules offering relocation-assistance providers with tools and online resources.

Sponsorship Awareness

Learn about the military sponsorship program and all the resources available to help ease your move and get you settled at your new duty station.

Stay Informed

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Still looking for moving help?

Military OneSource is ready 24/7 to help you and your family master your move. If the prospect of an upcoming move is making you feel stressed, contact us anytime to schedule a non-medical counseling appointment or connect to the resources or answers you need.

Speak with a Military OneSource consultant

Chat with a Military OneSource consultant

Schedule an online Military OneSource consultation

Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.