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Distribution Management Office
Mexico Street Bldg. 495, Camp Foster
FPO, AP 96373
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
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.
Weight Entitlements for Okinawa
JFTR Weight Allowances
Please keep the following in mind when shipping your household goods:
The government of Japan has imposed a requirement that motorcycles/mopeds over 250cc, manufactured 1 Jul 1999 or later, must comply with GOJ brake standards. In addition to the brake testing requirement, motorcycles/mopeds over 250cc, manufactured 1 Apr 2001 or later, must pass GOJ emission testing and meet emission control standards.
The estimated minimum cost for the brake testing is about $3,000 and about $675 for the emission testing.
These are separate requirements (subject to manufactured dates) and failure to meet compliance standards places the owner in a situation to expend additional funds. The additional cost of meeting GOJ standards is subject to the various equipment types and models and the degree of difficulty in meeting compliance.
There is ONLY one brake testing facility (located in Tokyo) and three emission facilities (two Located in Tokyo and one in Osaka). Due to the extreme GOJ compliance costs that members will incur, the shipment of motorcycles/mopeds into Japan is highly discouraged. Members are encouraged to place their motorcycles/mopeds into government storage as household goods for the duration of their tour.
Setting Up Your Household Goods
Begin your household goods shipment process by logging onto DPS through Military OneSource.
Once you receive your funded Orders, stop by your nearest Distribution Management Office to finalize your household goods shipment.
For housing floor plans and current requirements for Okinawa Housing Revitalization Program please visit the Kadena Housing page at Okinawa Family Housing.
Under no circumstance should you begin your household goods shipment without completing your Overseas Suitability Screening and you/or your family has been found suitable for travel.
If you have not started your Overseas Suitability Screening, please visit the U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa's website to learn more: https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhoki/SitePages/Services/OSS.aspx
When deciding what to bring, take note of the items you will need during your 14-day Restriction of Movement. Please keep in mind that the housing and billeting units in Okinawa are smaller than those in the states. Some larger furniture may not fit. Prior to your packing, take a look at the Households Goods Suggestions checklist for suggestions on what to pack in your express, household goods shipment, and on your person. The checklist is available under the "PCS Checklist" tab on the MCCS Welcome Aboard page: www.okinawa.usmc-mccs.org/about
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.