I’m a civilian…What if I need to move myself back to the States?

self move

Your self-move doesn’t need to look like this. Support services are available to help you move smoothly.

Since February of 2012, we’ve helped more than 2,500 Soldiers process out of Schweinfurt and into six different countries in over 40 military installations across the world. Many more will either PCS or ETS in the coming months. But how can we help civilians move out?

Approximately 1,000 members of our community are civilian employees that must relocate elsewhere in Germany or back to the States. Unlike military members—whose permanent change of station is covered by the U.S. Government—these civilians may be paying and planning their move on their own.

While this may seem daunting, there are support services available to help these community members with their move. A number of online sources cater to both military and civilian audiences. Move.mil offers DOD Civilians a resource to help coordinate, organize and complete a move. This resource also gives registrants the ability to track house hold good shipment as well as files claims through their online system.

MOVING-ICONSome civilians may wish to contact area movers directly to help coordinate their overseas move. For a list of the area moving companies that do both military and civilian moves, with help from our transportation office, we’ve compiled a handy print-out with local company names and contact information. These are some of the contractors USAG Schweinfurt has used in the past.

It is imperative that you coordinate and plan with your supervisor to ensure that all aspects of your move are taken care of, whether it will or will not be eligible for reimbursement by the government. If you have questions about your benefits and entitlements, contact the CPAC office now.

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