If you’re part of the military moving is
probably not a stranger to you.
Many times it may seem like you just get in and
you’re packing your bags to move to the next station.
We understand when you get the orders to move,
maybe you'll hold your breath and hope it's not true, maybe you’ll burst with joy at the
anticipation of the next adventure, or you might even experience a range of emotions. Regardless of
your reaction, moving is a lot of hard work. Fortunately, Hilford Moving and Storage understands
that mobility is part of the military lifestyle with the Pt. Mugu and Port Hueneme bases near by
and Hilford movers have done hundreds of moves for servicemen, military personnel, Seabees, the
government civilian agencies that support these bases, and their families, both domestically and
even international moving.
They have several resources to help make your next Permanent Change
of Station (PCS) a smooth transition.
Hilford Moving has a strategic partnership with
Allied Van Lines using Allied's worldwide network and Sirva Relocation Services to handle military
moving safely, professionally, and securely.
Our equipment, warehouse and staff all meet
stringent standards in order to be trusted by the military and government to relocate their
personnel and their families.
We have been approved by the government and meet all of their
requirements and provide the following services and certifications:
SCAC Codes: ALLV (and HMVQ)
Dedicated Move Coordinators
Web Based Tracking
Move Management Options
Certified Non-Temp Storage
Local DMP contract agent
Trusted, Worry-Free Government and Military
been providing worry-free government and military moving services for all the years we’ve been in
business. Contact us today to learn more about our military and government moving services, or fill
out the online quote form above for your free moving estimate.
What are the government
At some point in your career as a military family
member, perhaps as often as every two years, your service member will come home with a familiar
look in his or her eyes. Fortunately, the Services understand that mobility is part of the
military lifestyle and have several resources to help make your next Permanent Change of Station
(PCS) a smooth transition.
In conjunction with Department of Defense
(DoD)’s Relocation Program Hilford can make military moving as trouble free as
If you’re moving to Port Hueneme or Pt. Mugu (or
the surrounding areas of Oxnard, Camarillo, or Ventura) or you’re leaving the area, it may be
helpful to stop by your family support center and inquire about classes or resources offered
through the Relocation Program. The provides a number of moving-related services including pre-move
and post-move workshops, assistance in finding affordable housing, and newcomer orientations. The
Program can also link the service member with a Command-designated sponsor and manages the lending
closets. Your local Relocation Manager can help you gather resources, put you in contact with the
Relocation Manager at the receiving installation, and identify other points of contact on your
current installation to help answer moving questions (Finance Office, Travel Office, etc.) Don't
forget some Relocation Programs offer more than relocation services. These other offerings include
support for spouses of deployed personnel and support for foreign-born spouses. Contact information
for all relocation programs is available through Military INSTALLATIONS at
Military INSTALLATIONS is your official DoD source
for installation and state resources available to active duty, National Guard and Reserve members,
and their families. Highlights from Military INSTALLATIONS include information on shipping pets,
services for special needs families, check-in procedures, motor vehicle requirements, school
information, long-term and temporary housing options, and much more.
Are you seeking step-by-step guidance to help with
your upcoming move? Hilford Moving and Storage offers military moving checklists free of charge and
our trained personnel are very helpful and understanding. Just give us a
call or fill in the free quote form at the top of this page.
the Military Moving Logistics
Hilford understands how to talk to your service
personnel about setting up the logistics of your move (i.e. how your household goods will make it
from one side of the world to another).
Will you be renting in your new location? Most
rentals are automated through the DoD Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN). AHRN is sponsored
by DoD and all other military services. Military members are able to search for housing
availability of on-base/military housing, off-base community rentals, military shared rentals, and
temporary lodging accommodations. Additionally, military members may also post a rental, roommate
wanted, or military for sale by owner listing. Explore this great resource today at
Military Moving with School-Age
When a military family learns they are relocating,
one of the first things they consider is where their children will go to school. It often impacts
where they choose to live within their new community or may even affect their decision to accompany
the service member to the next duty location. Although a great deal of progress has been made over
the past several years to help military families address their educational concerns, the most
significant improvement is the adoption of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military
Children. This important legislation addresses many of
the educational issues families face when moving. With 35 states now members of the Compact and
more than 88 percent of our school-aged military children covered, families need to know how to use
this important tool to make the relocation process smoother. Before families PCS, they
- Determine if both their
sending and receiving states are members of the Compact
- Familiarize themselves with
what the Compact covers
- Use the Compact resources
available to effectively communicate to educators
- Reach out to their local
School Liaison Officer
- Know who to contact in both
the sending and receiving states for additional assistance
For updated Compact information, visit the Council
of State Government's website at: www.csg.org/militarycompact.
Your service member will either attend a pre-moving
benefits and entitlements brief or participate in an online session that will provide moving
compensation information. Military spouses are generally interested in two key benefits: Full
Replacement Value (FRV) and Spouse Professional Weight Allowance (Spouse
As of March 2008, all shipments of household goods
are insured under FRV for the greater of $5,000 per shipment or $4.00 times the net weight up to a
maximum $50,000 as compensation for loss. In the past if the Transportation Service Provider (TSP)
lost or destroyed something during a move, the service member would only be paid the depreciated
value of the item. Claims under FRV must be filed directly with the TSP. The TSP has the right to
inspect damaged property when notified of damage and may either settle the claim by repairing the
damage or offering monetary compensation in lieu of a repair. Keep in mind that you will need to
hold-on to your damaged goods for inspection by the TSP after you submit your claim. For claim
filing deadlines and more detailed information visit the Surface Deployment and Distribution
Command (SDDC) website at www.sddc.army.mil.
Military Spouses are now able to request an
additional weight allowance up to 500 pounds for Spouse Pro-Gear. The weight allowance includes
professional books, papers, or equipment needed for employment or community support activities.
This is not an automatic entitlement. The service member must request this additional allowance
during a pre-move counseling session and the items must be identified as Spouse Pro-Gear on moving
day. Visit www.MOVE.mil for more information.
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Great Military Relocation
Hilford Moving and Storage represents both local bases and are subject to regular
inspection of our facilities. One segment of our business is military moving oriented and we must
maintain extremely high performance levels at all times so you can trust us for your household moving or any commercial
moving you may be considering even if you're not in the military or government.
- Hilford Moving and Storage
FREE Military Moving checklist-
- DoD Household Goods
- Plan My Move-
- Automated Housing Referral
- SDDC – Surface Deployment
and Distribution Command- www.sddc.army.mil
- Council of State
Government's website at- www.csg.org/militarycompact.