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United States Army
Relocation Readiness Program
Building 8 Room 126
Brunssum Netherlands 6443 VA
Service providers are available with support both before and after a PCS move. Learn more about how to put the military’s relocation assistance program to work for you. See below for an overview of Military and Family Support Center Relocation Assistance services. Services vary by installation, so check the “Other” section below to see what other services are available at your location.
Your Military and Family Support Center provides relocation assistance to help make PCS moves as smooth as possible. Resources include:
Army Community Service —Welcome to United States Army Garrison Benelux Brunssum and the Netherlands. The Benelux-Brunssum ACS Relocation Readiness Program offers services to include welcome packets on this installation. There is a Lending Closet which loans kitchen items, car seats and strollers, etc. There are other services to include pre-move and post-move briefings and unit/individual sponsorship training.
The Best of the Benelux Newcomer's Guide lists specific services for United States identification card holders and their family members. For more information on the South Limburg region and assignments to NATO’s Joint Force Command located at Brunssum, the Netherlands, refer to the NATO JFC Newcomer's Guide.
Sponsorship — Start your move off right. Ensure that you have a sponsor assigned who is responsive to your needs. Contact your current unit Personnel Advisory Center office for all the information about getting a sponsor. You may also request a sponsor through the Sponsorship Gateway program online.
Arrival — Report to your duty section to initiate unit in-processing. You must in-process within four days of arrival. If you are in an accompanied status, you will receive a few extra days to take care of getting your family settled into housing, school, etc.
Newcomers Orientation — Newcomers will participate in the Newcomers Orientation offered by ACS. This program includes an overview of the military and civilian resources available throughout the tri-border community. The orientation is held monthly. Upon arrival, contact your ACS Relocation Readiness Program to sign up for this. ACS Newcomers Orientation is especially helpful for family members and DOD civilians and contractors.
PERSONAL RECORD CHECKLIST: Never ship important documents in your household goods. Always hand-carry the following items:
1. Marriage certificates/prenuptial agreements
2. Birth certificates of all family members
3. Passports of all family members
4. Insurance policies, policy numbers, types of insurance and business address
5. Previous discharge papers (DD FM 214)
6. Divorce and annulment papers pertaining to prior marriages
7. Death certificates
8. Social security cards for all family members
9. Immunization records of all family members
10. Armed Forces identification cards for all qualifying family members
11. Citizenship/naturalization papers
12. Property deeds, automobile titles and registration
14. Medical/dental records for all family members (especially for families enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program)
15. School report cards/education record for all children (also individualized education programs)
16. Church/synagogue Records (e.g. baptism, confirmation)
17. Names and addresses of credit card companies you have business with
18. Saving/checking account books with appropriate mailing addresses
19. Statements for saving bonds, certificates of deposit and stock certificates
20. Personal property inventory, including serial numbers
21. Receipts for high-value personal property
22. A list of companies due payments from you during the process of your move (to ensure payment does not become delinquent)
23. Employment records (e.g. SF 171, electronic resume, letters of recommendation)
24. A minimum of three copies of service member's PCS/TDY orders
25. A minimum of three current copies of power of attorney
26. A minimum of three copies of family travel orders
27. Household goods shipping/storage documents
28. Hold baggage documents
29. Privately owned vehicle shipping documents
30. Port call and supporting document
31. State and federal tax records.
The Army Community Service Relocation Program can be reached at 011-31-(0)45-534-0243 or DNS: 314-597-4243.See The Best of the Benelux Newcomer's Guide for specific services for U.S. I.D. card holders and their family members. For more information on the South Limburg region and assignments to NATO’s Joint Force Command located at Brunssum, the Netherlands, refer to the NATO JFC Newcomer's Guide. Once you have arrived in the community, visit ACS Relocation Program to attend the monthly Newcomers Orientation and Tour.