There are many components to such a move, and the RAP is hoping to tackle them all. Minimizing stress that can accompany a move, providing materials for moving and packing tips and offering assistance with job searches are all core components of how the RAP hopes to smooth this kind of transition.
As a storehouse of information, the RAP can also help relocating families save money.
“The RAP has been proven to save money for the member by teaching them about the entire PCS [permanent change of station] process and making them aware of all the PCS and travel money entitlements,” Kathy Peterpaul, RAP specialist, told the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.
Another feature of the RAP is its loan locker, which provides recently relocated families with access to households from which they can borrow free-of-charge while they are waiting for the arrival of their belongings.
To help make that wait as brief and worry-free as possible, families could make use of military moving services for fast and reliable long distance moving assistance.