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I’ve read similar questions, but the problem is everyone says to talk to TMO, but unfortunately we don’t have orders yet so that’s not an option even though I’m sure they’re friendly and helpful and all that.

If we’re moving 650 miles, and he’s an 0-1 with one dependent . . . can anyone make a good suggestion of figuring out how much we’d be reimbursed for a full DITY? I realize the weight is totally different, but we’re looking at vague ballpark figures here. Would it be similar to a Navy Personally Procured Move? (I found an awesome calculator at

We’re brand new to the Air Force and have to be out of our current apartment a week before my husband’s active duty starts about a month from now, so I’m doubting the government will move us yet. With that understood, I want to figure out what our options are and how much we’d get from a DITY since we’ll have to do all the work at the beginning ourselves and put everything into storage while he goes to ASBC.

Any advice would be appreciated a TON šŸ™‚ Also, if anyone has input for how to guesstimate how much weight we have, or a website with some sort of calculator to do that, it would be great! I can’t find anything like that.

Thanks in advance!
I have called several places, but no one will talk to us without orders! That’s why I stated that as a disclaimer in my first paragraph. You’re not obligated to answer questions, you know šŸ™‚

2 Thoughts on How much can an AF O-1 make on a DITY move? Or do you break even?
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    July 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

    why don’t you call information how the buck do i no . geeezee

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    Ian S
    July 19, 2011 at 9:19 am

    You can make good money with a DITY move, but you will earn it. I prefer DITY moves for profit, and also b/c I don’t trust movers with taking care of my stuff the way I do.

    Some folks do screw themselves with a DITY move, but its due to poor planning. Use the Navy Calculator and stay below it. You can also buy a trailer and use it in the future (and save costs in the long run).

    At a minimum, do a partial DITY and get paid for the weight of what is in your car. TMO is a pain in the @ss, but if you do a DITY, you will have to get a brief by them in advance, so once you get orders…press ahead on that.

    Best of luck.

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