Well for the first time in 20 years, I got an email telling me I had to submit a complete inventory of what we'd be moving next week. It got me wondering how many newbies to the military would think, oh I have to do this and just do it without thinking because they didn't know better. When a friend said the same exact thing to me about it, I thought I'd post it here as there will certainly be newbie movers around here. The movers are required to do a pre-move survey. In the beginning when you don't have 5 kids and 20 years of stuff, its very simple and easy and it seems like no big deal, but never are service members (at least not in the AF) required to put together an inventory for their packers/movers so if you are asked to do it, its not your responsibility and you do not have to do it. I have enough to do to prep for 3 shipments for an overseas move and typing up my inventory list for them, isn't on my to do list. We just responded to the email giving them my phone number and telling them to call me to schedule an in person survey or conduct the survey over the phone but I would not be submitting a list. I am still waiting for that call.