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United States Marine Corps
Marine & Family Programs I&R
Building 579, Reed Road
MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863
Relocation assistance can provide support if you’re preparing to move or PCS. The programs and services defined below are provided by the Military and Family Support Center. In addition to the assistance program, a variety of other services may be available. Check the additional information topic to see what unique installation services are available to you.
If you are approaching a permanent change of station, or PCS, you may have questions about your upcoming move. As part of the Military and Family Support Center, the Relocation Assistance Program provides services and resources to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Below is a list of resources.
The Information & Referral and Relocation provides assistance and support to all service members and their families moving to and from MCB Hawaii. These services include: Monthly New Arrivals Orientation, Monthly Sponsorship Training Classes Unit & Group Sponsorship Classes available upon request and monthly PCS and Move Workshop. Spouses are welcome to attend all events.
The Lending Locker is a temporary loan of basic household good items at no cost. Items include cookware, dinnerware, utensils, fold-away cribs, highchairs, small appliances, fans, etc. This service is available to anyone in transition - inbound, outbound, or just married while waiting to receive a personal property shipment or relinquishment of quarters. Call 808-257-8354 or 808-257-7786 for more details.
Installation Specific Information
The Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) was mandated by the Military Family Relocation Act of 1989. This act led to Public Law 101-89 which directs the Secretary of Defense to provide a standardized DoD-wide program. In general, the RAP supports the mission of readiness by ensuring service members and their families are prepared for a mobile lifestyle.As of 30 September 2014, the RAP was terminated DoD-wide. The four mandated services - New Arrivals Orientation (NAO), PCS and Moving Workshop, Sponsorship Training Classes (STC) and Military Installations continues to be provided on all military installations.
On Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), the NAO, STC, PCS and Moving Workshop, and the Lending Locker Services were realigned under the Family Member Employment Assistance Program and Relocation Serivces (FMEAPRS) FMEAPRS supports the Marine Corps mission of "quality of life" in two main ways: established legislation requirements to minimize relocations and extend tours as much as possible; and aims to prepare members and their families for less stressful relocations.
Briefs, Classes, Workshops -- Monthly New Arrivals Orientation, Monthly PCS and Moving Workshop, and Monthly Sponsorship Training Classes.
Lending Locker -- This is a no cost service, temporary loan of basic household good items while either waiting to receive or packing out of personal property. This program is available to command-sponsored, accompanied and unaccompanied, active-duty and their family members assigned to MCBH. Appointment is required along with a copy of PCS orders stating duty station as MCBH and a valid military ID card.
New Arrivals Orientation -- This orientation is an overview of the various services and programs available on MCBH to recently transferred military personnel, single and with family. Spouses and family members are encouraged and welcome to attend. This event is held monthly and registration is not required. Welcome packages are provided to all those who attend.
PCS & Moving Workshop -- Transferring personnel are encouraged to attend this half-day workshop conducted bimonthly. This class covers the planning of your move and topics such as the shipping of household goods, financial planning, the understanding of entitlements, and the termination of government quarters or civilian housing. Registration is needed and may be made by calling the FMEAPRS office at 808-257-8354.