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Reality TV Pilot Features Moving Company

Last June, a TV pilot called America’s Home was filmed in California. Barstow Transfer and Storage, a CMSA member and National Van Lines agent, was featured on the show that focuses on moving military families.

The pilot was shot at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, which is located in northern San Bernardino County. Surrounded by the Mojave Desert, Fort Irwin provides realistic training for the U.S. Army. According to Fort Irwin’s website, part of the NTC’s mission is to care for soldiers, civilians, and family members. With a population of approximately 20 thousand consisting of almost 7 thousand military family members, Fort Irwin was a perfect place for a TV pilot focusing on military moves.

The president of Barstow Transfer and Storage, Rusty Layton was asked if his company would like to be a part of the show. Col. Pinkerton Garrison Commander at NTC-Fort Irwin asked Layton at a meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Layton agreed to do the show saying it would show how members of the military are taken care of by the moving industry. One of Barstow’s long-haul drivers, Dennis Snyder, volunteered for the episode and drove the truck that was featured.

The producer of the pilot, Brent Nelson, says America’s Home features the difficult lifestyle of military families as they move from place to place. The reality show focuses on moving into a new home. The show will help families make their house feel like home by showing them inexpensive design changes.

America’s Home is a unique way to give people insight into the moving process. Since military families have to move often, the moving industry benefits from their business. Over the years, the Department of Defense has created programs that help military families when they move, like the Defense Personal Property Program. These programs stemmed from a need to prevent bad experiences with moving and relocation companies. This TV show will reveal the whether the moving process for military families has improved and what other challenges they face.