Helpful hints for a busy PCS season

The summer months mark the busiest time for personnel getting Permanent Change of Station orders and outprocessing from Ramstein Air Base. Now is the time service members should start completing all required actions to get their orders processed in a timely manner.

The first step in the process for service members is to attend the ABCs of PCSing briefing from the Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center, a mandatory program for all personnel assigned to Ramstein. This program is required six months prior to the projected departure date. Those who have not attended this program and are within this six month window can sign up by contacting the A&FRC at 480-5100.

Once individuals have received notification of their assignment, Outbound Assignments at the Military Personnel Section is the point of contact to ensure they receive PCS orders. Service members should expect to receive their orders between 60 and 90 days prior to their DEROS, assuming the MPS has received the required documents for their assignment. Service members should log on to and click on the “Before Orders” tab to get a listing of those required documents.

For more information, call Outbound Assignments at 480-9898 to schedule an appointment between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., e-mail, or stop by during walk-in hours from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays.

(Courtesy of 786th Force Support Squadron)