SHIPMENTS AUTHORIZED BY
PERMANENT CHANGE OF
If you have permanent change of station (PCS)
orders, you may ship your authorized weight
allowance of household goods between your old and
new permanent duty station.
You may make
shipments from or to places other than your duty
stations. However, with some exceptions, you will be
limited (based on cost) to the cost of a regular
shipment between your old and new permanent duty
You are eligible for 90 days temporary
storage at government expense, incident to shipment.
In some cases, because of conditions beyond your
control, you may be eligible for an additional 90 days
storage. You must submit a request for this additional
90 days in writing to the local transportation officer.
You must provide detailed justification in your
Your commanding officer can authorize
storage beyond 180 days in certain circumstances.
Overseas duty, sea duty, and temporary duty
orders entitle you to special privileges.
privileges are explained in the following paragraphs.
You may have your authorized PCS weight
allowance of household goods shipped to your
overseas station (if not in a restricted area and if you
have been granted entry approval) or to any selected
point in the United States. If your duty station is not
in a restricted area, shipment to a selected point
precludes further shipment under the same orders.
The transportation officer will explain to you what
special privileges are extended to you when military
restrictions apply at your new duty station. If you do
not wish your household goods shipped, have them
stored at government expense for the full time you are
Such nontemporary storage generally
precludes shipment under the same set of orders.
If you receive PCS orders to duty aboard a ship,
you may have your household goods moved to the
home port of the ship or to any designated point
within CONUS not to exceed the cost of shipment to
the home port.
If your orders indicate unusually
arduous duty or if the unit is listed in SECNAVINST
4650.19 or OPNAVINST 4600.16, cost of shipment to
a designated location is not limited to cost of
shipment to the home port.
If you do not wish your goods shipped, you may
have them placed in nontemporary storage for the
duration of your tour of sea duty.
receive PCS orders in connection with the
reactivation, building, fitting out, or conversion of a
ship. You may ship household goods to the fitting out
or building point with the right of reshipment to the
ships ultimate home port incident to your receipt of
PCS orders to the ship when it is commissioned. This
privilege is not extended to temporary duty orders.
Temporary Duty Orders
Temporary duty orders, including temporary duty
at the Naval Academy, authorize you to ship your
temporary weight allowance of household goods.
You may ship them (1) from your permanent to your
temporary station; (2) between temporary stations; or
(3) from your last temporary station to your old
permanent station, provided a new permanent station
has not been assigned; otherwise, they will be shipped
to the new permanent station.
If you receive
temporary orders in connection with the building,
fitting out, conversion, or reactivation of a ship and
your orders specify duty aboard that ship when it is
commissioned, you may have your permanent weight
allowance of household goods shipped to a designated
point within CONUS. However, the cost of shipment
to that point must not exceed the cost of shipment to
the building, fitting-out, conversion, or reactivation
point. That, though, precludes further shipment upon
commissioning of the ship and the assignment of a
home port and home yard. Temporary duty orders in
connection with building, fitting out, conversion, or
reactivation of a ship often involve only a short
Therefore, we recommend you place your
household goods in authorized nontemporary storage
at the point of origin pending shipment to the home
port or home yard when assigned.
transportation officer about your entitlement under
these types of orders.
CAUTION IN MOVING
If you have plans for buying a mobile home, make
NO shipments until you consult the nearest Personal
Property Office. One wrong shipment may prevent
your receiving any allowance for movement of your
mobile home. Also, before you buy, be certain the