1SG (Ret) David Kucic Writes: What Is A Military Relocation Specialist?

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What Is A Military Relocation Specialist?: By 1SG (Ret) David Kucic

To answer in very simple terms, this means assisting the moving of a military family from one military installation to another.  It is not nearly as easy as that simple explanation though.

For those of us that have served in the military know that there is A LOT more to moving from one place to another.  Tonya and I have moved well over 25 times during our military life that we have become accustomed to moving and look at it more like embarking on a new adventure rather than a stressful task.  I guess we just got used to it after all of those moves.

When I speak about "Military Relocation to Hawaii" I am referring mainly to a military family that moves to Hawaii from the mainland or another overseas location to Hawaii.  While moving from one stateside location to another is very tough in its own right, the preparation and movement overseas is a much more complex task.

Some of the areas that must be considered are:

  • Selling your home at your current duty station
  • Clearing the central issue facility or "CIF".  Nobody in their right mind looks forward to clearing CIF!
  • Having your spouse quit his/her job at just the right time in order to not put the family in a financial bind
  • Taking the children out of school (sometimes during the middle of the school year)
  • Shipping your privately owned vehicle(s) or "POV's" while still being able to maintain some sort of mobility while you are still on the mainland
  • Packing and shipping your whole baggage, household goods and non-temporary storage goods while insuring that you take the correct things to the next duty station and leave unnecessary items in storage.
  • Clearing your current duty stationCollecting medical records, dental records, personnel file, promotion records, education records and children's school records.
  • Getting your family through the Exceptional Family Member Program or "EFMP" screening to get them prepared for overseas movement
  • Many, many, many more minor tasks too numerous to list

Once you have completed all of these tasks at your current duty station, you must do them in reverse at your gaining duty station.  What makes this more difficult at the gaining station is the fact that you are most likely not familiar with the military installation, you don't know anyone at your new duty station and you don't know much about the city that the duty station is located near.

The best advice that we can give to our fellow service members that are coming to Hawaii is make contact early!  Use the internet to start doing research and begin checking out schools, local areas, medical facilities, housing options, shopping centers etc...Don't wait until your arrival in Hawaii or you will be quite overwhelmed.

Team Kucic knows what a Hawaii Military Relocation Specialist is all about.  We have been there, done that and we have several t-shirts to prove it!  We will continue to go the extra mile for you as we always have.  Whether you will be stationed with the 25th ID at Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Ft. Shafter, Camp Smith, Pearl Harbor, Hickam Air Force Base, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe or Tripler Army Medical Center, we are here as your Hawaii Professional Military Relocation Specialists.

Having our Hawaii Military Retiree status gives us access to every military installation on the island.  We can get you whatever information you need from simple telephone numbers to upcoming training events to upcoming deployment information.  We have the tools and assests available to us to insure a smoothe and seamless transition to Hawaii.

Contact Team Kucic for all of your Hawaii Relocation needs. Tropic Lightning!

www.davidkucic.com

david.j.kucic@us.army.mil

 

 

 

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Jeff Belonger
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Ist Sergeant....    you make some very good points, considering that you did relocate over 20 times in your military career. Myself? Only a few times. Thanks for your dedicated service to our country.
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Jul 04, 2007 03:13 AM #1
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1SG (Ret.) David Kucic
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Jeff-Happy 4th of July!  You have a pretty darn good understanding of this.  The thing that inspired me to write this was because I find myself going on to military installations to talk to the gaining chain of command for an incoming Service Member, go to a Service Members Personnel Actions Center (PAC) to help them get documents in Iraq that they need, make a trip with them into their Military Housing Office to explain to the clerk that the Service Member is buying a home and does not want to reside in Government Housing and the list goes on and on.  Being able to get onto all of the Military Installations definitely is a huge plus for any Service Member.

Remember these: Clearing, PCS, ETS, CIF, SDNCO, CQ, PAC?????

Jul 04, 2007 05:14 AM #2
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Happy 4th to you and your family......  it's great on how you have used your military travels and contacts per se to help those service men & women in purchasing a new home.  nice job....

                                                                                                           jeff belonger

Jul 04, 2007 07:52 AM #3
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Ron Hackett
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Coldwell Banker also has a Military Relocation specialist..and if you have never been in the military one would never know what they go through and TOP has identified all those things and there is much more.
Jul 04, 2007 02:29 PM #4
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1SG (Ret.) David Kucic
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Thanks Jeff!  Our life is all about military and military related.  I feel like I am always helping "family" as this is my niche and my comfort zone. 

Ron-You are right about that. I have only touched the tip of the iceberg.  This topic is very, very deep and it goes so much way beyond just finding a home for someone.  I take pride in actually getting involved with my military clients and their military life.  My military background has allowed me to get into places where most others dont have access.  I am happy to be able to provide that sort of service for my clients.  Have a safe 4th of July.

Jul 04, 2007 02:58 PM #5
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Being a Navy dependent (dad retired from the Navy) we never knew what to expect going to Japan and the Philippines was really different. Then as an Air Force dependent (ex husband retired from the AF) we ended up in Izmir, Turkey. Now, the changing duty stations all over the U.S. wasn't nothing....compared to Turkey. Good job posting info for military relocations!
Jul 04, 2007 04:07 PM #6
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1SG (Ret.) David Kucic
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Sally-Your travels took you to quite a few places.  That is where I come in for my buyers....when they get to their new duty station here in Hawaii, I can go far beyond just finding them a home.  My clients have all been very thankful that I have access to all of the military bases because it makes life much, much easier for them and their families.
Jul 04, 2007 04:20 PM #7
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