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United States Army
Household Goods/ Transportation Office (IN/bound)
USAG Humphreys Transportation Division
Unit # 15716
APO, AP 96271
A PCS or military move can be a challenge, especially if you have a lot of stuff. Breaking down your to-dos into more manageable pieces often helps. Here, you’ll find out how to handle household goods, manage your pet and guidelines on the shipping process.
Your installation household goods/transportation office can provide assistance with understanding your entitlements and shipping your personal property. For information on shipping your vehicle, check out the Personal Property Resources page on MilitaryOneSource.mil, or visit the PCSmyPOV website.
To help customers access moving resources more easily, Move.mil has moved to the Military OneSource website. Now, moving resources from the Defense Personal Property Program and Military OneSource are available on the Military OneSource website.
Visit the Moving Your Personal Property page on MilitaryOneSource.mil for comprehensive moving information, resources and services. Access content from the former Move.mil website, including moving guides and tips, videos and FAQs, entitlement brochures, household goods shipment logistics, DPS log in and more. There are also links for retiring and separating members, specific service branch information and comprehensive relocation assistance.
As soon as you receive your permanent change of station orders, it’s important to begin scheduling your move. The Defense Personal Property System, or DPS, is the online system you can use to request and manage your household goods shipment(s). For more information and a DPS log in link, visit the Moving Your Personal Property page on MilitaryOneSource.mil.
Read Preparing for Your PCS Move to learn more about coordinating your shipment and review the Personal Property Quick Reference Guide for actions you can take to ensure a smooth move.
Learn more about Your OCONUS Move: Planning, Resources and Tips. Begin to plan what items will go in unaccompanied baggage, in your household goods shipment and in long-term, Non-Temporary Storage, or NTS, storage – check with your sponsor or overseas housing office to assist in determining what items to ship.
Moving with your pet includes researching airline requirements and quarantine restriction laws in your new location. Many airlines have requirements for size, weight, breed, number of animals, kennel construction, documentation and seasonal limitations. Small pets may be shipped on military flights, but availability and regulations frequently change. Contact your installation household goods/transportation office to request specific country instructions. Military OneSource can make your move easier with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information related to moving with pets and more.
Command Sponsored Service Members are authorized 50% of their household goods shipment and will be allowed to keep the government furniture for items they could not ship. Civilians are authorized full weight allowance; therefore, they will only be issued government furnishings for up to 90 days may request a washer and dryer for duration of your tour. Again, unaccompanied personnel are authorized only 25% or 2,500 lbs. whichever is greater. Full furnishings support to include appliances will be provided for the length of your tour.
Furniture to Consider Bringing for Families:
Storage options are limited in Korea. Protecting linens and fabrics consider Ziploc/vacuum sealing linens and fabrics prior to shipping to help reduce damage and odor.
Humidity and air quality in Korea is very humid in the summer and very dry in the winter. There is also the “Yellow Sand” that blows in from China making Korean air quality very bad at times during the year. If you bring these items make sure you bring enough filters or supplies for your tour or know that you can order and have them delivered to an Army Post Office address. Not all companies will deliver to an APO. The Exchange does sell air purifiers and humidifiers if you wait until you arrive.
Basic tools for DIY maintenance on your goods or hanging pictures. Most walls are concrete and your realtor will tell you if and how to hang pictures off post. Baby furniture is available in the Main Exchange.
Most Korean sizes are one to two sizes smaller than typical US clothing. If you have a favorite brand or style of under garments, you might want to consider bringing an extra supply. Sporting equipment is available through the Exchange but anything not carried by the Exchange could be hard to find. If it is an activity you will do, then bring it with you.
Rugs and carpets can be a good thing in the winter since most floors are laminate or tile. Most living rooms can handle a 10” carpet but the bedrooms are normally much smaller. Holiday decorations are not abundantly available. You have to find a mix between what you can’t live without and finding a place to store it. Live trees are very hard to come by so bringing your artificial one is a good idea. The Exchange does carry artificial trees if you don’t already own one. Government quarters will have 110V Standard US outlets. Korean electricity is 220V however the majority of off-post homes have some 110V outlets normally one per room.
Ovens in Korea are significantly smaller than the US. It may be best to purchase pans and baking dishes once you have arrived. Large dishes do not fit in Korean ovens. Check your electronics to see if they are dual voltage. Many of the computers and cell phones can be plugged into ether voltage.
Furnishings Management Branch will provide the following for on post housing:
FMB will provide refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer in government quarters and if not provided by Landlord in the private rental sector.
Prior to reporting to Korea or applying for a shipment of household goods all inbound United States Forces Korea personnel must contact their gaining command’s housing office to determine if their HHG will fit into assigned Government or privatized quarters and unaccompanied personnel housing. Excess HHG that cannot be stored in quarters or UPH are a customer’s responsibility. Commercial storage facilities are available, but the surplus HHG cannot be stored at the government expense. Customers incur ALL costs to store the HHG at the commercial storage facilities.
Weight allowances are restricted coming to Korea. USA Command sponsored families are authorized 50% of their permanent change of station weight allowance while unaccompanied personnel are authorized only 25% or 2,500 lbs. whichever is greater. Because of this, you will be provided government appliances and furniture. We encourage you to bring some furnishings and electronics most off-post housing are equipped with both 110V and 220V outlets with you.
That is not much weight to bring if you have children. It normally takes 6 weeks to 3 months for your household goods to arrive and get through customs, depending on where you are shipping from. There is a lending closet to provide kitchen essentials prior to your household goods arriving but that does not include linens or pillows. Pack those in your unaccompanied baggage shipment.