Last Updated on May 18, 2023
Does the Army provide a moving allowance?
The Army will either move you to your next duty station. This is assuming your orders include a move, which in most cases, they should. The other option is to pay you to do it yourself through a DITY (do it yourself) move.
Depending on the distance of the move and how much you have to move, you could potentially make a profit on the DITY move. Though I also know several who have lost money when doing it too.
The Army pays for moves to permanent duty stations (with a few exceptions). But it generally does not pay for moves to any training location unless it is more than a certain period of time.
Pets on Army Posts
Can we bring our dogs when we move?
If you plan to live on post, every post has restrictions for pets. Most posts will allow two pets. There are a few that will allow three.
All posts have breed restrictions as well, with the most common being pit bulls and rotties. Though this also varies by post.
For overseas posts, there will likely be a period of quarantine for your pets. So keep this in mind before you travel with them.
Separation Pay Before Moving
For the separation pay, he has two training programs. The first is for 5 weeks the second is for an additional 9 weeks. Will we get paid after each or when both are completed when we move to his first duty station?
Separation pay is payable when the soldier is on an assignment that lasts more than 30 days and the family is not allowed to accompany him.
Many times, this pay is monthly. However, during one of my husband’s deployments, his unit (for whatever insane reason) decided not to pay separation pay until they returned.
During basic training and AIT, the pay is generally monthly after the first 30 days have passed.
Regardless, a move or the timing of it should not have any impact on when you receive separation pay.
Bottom line: don’t count on it until you receive it.