The Relocation Assistance Program offers comprehensive programs and workshops geared towards assisting service members, their families, and DoD civilians navigate their way through the sometimes stressful relocation process.
MCCS Information, Referral & Relocation Program is designed to make your outbound PCS or EAS move as smooth as possible. We have gathered information and resources to assist with the upcoming transition to the new location.
1. Attend the Smooth Move Workshop
Per Marine Corps Order 1320.11G and Marine Corps Order 1754.10B, all active duty Service Members executing PCS and EAS orders are required to attend Smooth Move Workshop at least 90 days prior to transfer.
The workshops are available for attendance online and in-person. Please visit the “Relocation Workshops” Tab on the MCCS Relocation Services website to sign-up for an online or an in-person session. Upon completion of the virtual brief, proceed to any of the MCCS Marine & Family Programs-Resource Centers on the following day to receive a checkout stamp. For an in-person brief, bring your checkout sheet to receive the Smooth Move stamp at the end of the workshop.
2. Download or print “Smooth Move Booklet” and a checklist tailored to your needs.
You can also utilize Plan My Move Tool on the Military OneSource website to facilitate your transition.
Smooth Move Booklet
- Smooth Move Booklet (November 2022)
3. Use information published below for additional assistance.
To find contact details of the new installation, services, and resources that are available to assist you in your move and in your new community, visit an online information directory for military installations worldwide, MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.
If you have any questions or concerns, please, contact the nearest Marine & Family Programs-Resource Center (found below).or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find the latest travel requirements for the Air Mobility Command Patriot Express Flights. When traveling to the United States on a commercial flight, follow updates on International Travel Requirements & Recommendations.
The Unit Sponsor Coordinators & MCCS Relocation Services can assist the outbound Service Members with requesting a Sponsor at the gaining Command using NAVMC 11799, Sponsorship Request Form.
Financial Planning Worksheet for a PCS Move (2011 PFM Curriculum)
Contact Personal Financial Management Specialists at the nearest Marine & Family Programs-Resource Center to set up a one-on-one appointment, attend workshops, or require additional assistance.
Contact the DMO, Personal Property Office to set up your household goods shipment at:
Camp Foster: 645-0922 / MCBBUTLERPPSODMO@usmc.mil
Camp Courtney: 622-7561/ 9770 / MCBBUTLERPTOCourtney@usmc.mil
Camp Hansen: 623-4337/ 7029 / MCBButlerPPSOHansen@usmc.mil
Health Safety Screening:
USMC Personal Property Facebook Page (Can only be accessed from a personal computer)
Shipping Alcoholic Beverages Brochure (May 2019)
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The Lending Locker Services are readily available for both inbound and outbound SOFA Status personnel to include active duty service members, DoD civilians, contractors, and their dependents. Eligible customers can borrow basic household items for free for a period of up to thirty days while they await their departure from Okinawa. A completed Lending Locker Agreement, a copy of PCS orders, and a valid active duty military, family member, or DoD civilian identification card must be presented at the time of pick up.
Lending Locker Locations: Camp Foster, Bldg. 445, 645-2104/2106 | Camp Courtney, Bldg. 4425, 622-7739 | Camp Kinser, Bldg. 1220, 637-2815 | Camp Hansen, Bldg. 2339, 623-4522
Click here to find a list of installations have Lending Lockers you can utilize while you await for your shipment to arrive at the new duty station. Contact them for further information on a list of items they carry as well as if an appointment is needed.
Pet spaces are extremely limited during the peak PCS Season, May-September. Service Members planning to PCS with pets this summer should download the following forms to place their pet on the AMC flight waitlist and contact the Passenger Travel Office (PTO) as soon as possible for assistance:
USMC Passenger Transportation Facebook Page (Can only be accessed from a personal computer)
Okinawa Veterinary Services PCS "Good To Know" Information Sheet (February 2019)
HQ Air Mobility Command Pet Brochure (October 2022)
HQMC Pet Brochure for Commercial Airline Transport (February 2019)
Airline Customer Pet Handout (February 2019)
Must Know Info for Marines & Sailors on PCS Orders to Okinawa - Okinawa Must Know
Sponsors, as we continue to support the actions to reduce potential risk and minimize the spread of COVID-19, please reach out to your incoming Service Members and their families with guidance on following the Restriction of Movement (ROM) requirement. We have updated the documents in your tool kit to help you be effective in your role as a Sponsor and your new responsibilities during the COVID-19 environment.
MARADMIN 108/22 2022 Peak Moving Season Preparations
MARADMIN 417/21 Change 1 to Reinforcing guidance for Marines regarding transportation, pets, housing, and quarantine-level-restriction of movement associated with PCS Moves to Japan
MARADMIN 396-20 Reinforcing guidance regarding transportation, pets, housing, and ROM guidance for PCS moves to Japan
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2020 Marine Corps Demographics Profile:
This report contains the latest available information on the makeup of the military community — including service members and their dependents — in the United States and around the world. https://www.militaryonesource.mil/data-research-and-statistics/military-community-demographics