If you are PCSing to Fort Benning GA then the good news is that median home prices are much lower here than all other major CONUS military bases. See the interactive chart below for a comparative analysis of home prices near major U.S. bases. Also, remember these quick tips as you prepare for your PCS.
- Sometimes Military personnel can be reimbursed for costs incurred in travel from one permanent duty station to another. When traveling by military or commercial vehicle, this is generally a per diem. If traveling by private auto, this is usually a mileage reimbursement.
- A Dislocation Allowance (DLA) may be authorized to military personnel as part of their move. It is meant to partially reimburse you for expenses that would not normally be covered by other programs. Current rates can be found here.
- You have the right to a permissive 10-day TDY (Temporary Duty) as part of your PCS move. This gives you the ability to take days that do not count against your leave to find new housing, etc. at your new duty station.
- You can elect to have the government store all or part of your household goods during your new assignment up to your maximum weight allowance as determined by the military.