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Military moving and storage has very strict requirements and regulations and Hilford Moving and Storage meets them all.


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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.

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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)

·         Warehouse approved

·         Dedicated Move Coordinators

·         Web Based Tracking

·         Move Management Options

·         Certified Non-Temp  Storage

·         Local DMP contract agent

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Trusted, Worry-Free Government and Military Moving

We’ve 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 resources?

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 possible.

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 www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil.

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.

Managing 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 www.ahrn.com.

Military Moving with School-Age Children

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 should:

  • 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.

Benefit Highlights

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 Pro-Gear).

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 Websites:

  1. Hilford Moving and Storage FREE Military Moving checklist- www.hilfordmoving.com/free-moving-checklist.html
  2. DoD Household Goods Portal- www.move.mil
  3. Plan My Move- www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/moving
  4. MilitaryINSTALLATIONS - www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil
  5. Automated Housing Referral Network- www.ahrn.com
  6. SDDC – Surface Deployment and Distribution Command- www.sddc.army.mil
  7. Council of State Government's website at- www.csg.org/militarycompact.
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.