Here Are the First 14 Bases to Experience New Privatized Household Goods Moves

Movers load a service member’s household goods into a moving truck

Service members and families at 14 stateside U.S. military installations will be the first to relocate under the Defense Department’s new privatized process, U.S. Transportation Command announced Tuesday. In the beginning, only moves picked up and delivered within about 50 miles of the same base will be carried out by HomeSafe Alliance, the entity formed […]

Soldiers at JBLM Authorized to Buy AC Units as Base Moves Toward Air-Conditioned Barracks

CH-47 Chinook Helicopter prepares to take off

One of the Army’s premier bases on the West Coast, in the midst of refitting its barracks to accommodate air conditioning, has tweaked the rules, now allowing soldiers to purchase their own units amid record-breaking temperatures. Joint Base Lewis-McChord, home to the 2nd Infantry Division’s Stryker brigades, has virtually no air conditioning in its barracks. […]