Research shows that military families move, on average, once every three years. That is a lot of moving, to be sure, with some families moving even more frequently than that. Like with a civilian move, military moves should be carefully planned ahead of time. There are several options available for military families. One option people might not be familiar with is the military dity move program.
The Do It Yourself program is voluntary, and allows those moving to be reimbursed by the government if they do it themselves. It is a program for those making a permanent change of station, on temporary duty, temporary additional duty, or retirement. It is not usually recommended for people going overseas since that involves a lot of complicated legal paperwork.
Those enrolled in the program can use their own vehicle or a rented or borrowed one, and are entitled to travel allowances, and can receive a 25 thousand dollar insurance coverage. They can also be used alongside other programs, such as a Government Bill of Landing that allows the shipping of some household goods.
There are advantages and disadvantages to the program. Some people simply prefer doing their own military move, and this is why they will prefer DITY moves. It can also help families save money since they are doing the legwork themselves. On the other hand, DITY military moves are often stressful and for many people might not be worth the extra headache. Some people go half and half with a partial DITY move, having the government move some of their items for them. Read this for more: militaryditymove.com