Moving tips help smooth planning stress

***image1***A permanent-change-of-station move can be challenging, especially during the summer months, which historically is the high volume moving season.
Proper planning and timely information are two key ingredients for a successful move and for reducing PCS stress.  
The aim of the 435th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Personal Property Processing Office, also referred to as TMO, is to give people guidance in the movement of their personal property and privately owned vehicles.
The office provides general travel and transportation entitlement guidance year around. During peak moving season, they focus on creative management to meet the individual needs of our PCSing members.
High volume and limited capacity can impact a short-notice assignment. PCS orders provide members the authority to move. They also provide the fiscal data needed to authorize the actual pickup of your personal property or shipment of a privately owned vehicle.
Once members receive their orders they should contact the local TMO immediately to initiate their move.
TMO provides counseling on household goods, unaccompanied baggage and non-temporary storage shipments. They also have information on self-procured moves, wine and spirit shipments, mailing items in conjunction with a PCS move, privately owned firearms, POV shipments and separation and retirement entitlements. 
Active duty military members in PCS status are required to out-process in accordance with the Combat Exit Guide. All other military members and civilian employees can walk in from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
There are many resources available on the internet. Two resourceful sites are PCS and Moving under the Ramstein Homepage at https://wwwmil. and the Air Force Move Web site at  
For more information on PCS moves, call your local TMO at 480-2163.
(Courtesy of Personal Property Processing Office)