INFORMATION, REFERRAL AND RELOCATION
Information, Referral and Relocation

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Relocation Services: Your moving experience begins well before you receive your Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. Whether you are arriving or departing Okinawa, or acting as a sponsor to an inbound Marine or Sailor, knowing what to expect and who to contact will significantly reduce the stress of moving.   Whether it's your first time moving or acting as a sponsor or you have done it many times, Marine & Family Programs - Resources staff is here to help. Our office maintains the most current and up to date relocation-related information and processes, information on Navy and Marine Corps installations and much more!  We can help make your move to or from Okinawa as ‘Smooth' as possible.

Information and Referral: Marine and Family I & R  Specialists are available to provide individualized one-on-one assistance to assist with individual readiness and personal development. Marine and Family Programs I & R  Specialists are also available to provide assistance in locating information, resources and referrals, and coordinate unit and group training to include Personal Finance, Language and Culture, Transition, Relocation and Individual Effectiveness workshops.




Marine & Family Programs - Resources

Marine & Family Programs - Resources serves as your DoD family center for Marines and Sailors stationed on Okinawa. Our locations are staffed with specialists trained to provide information, individual assistance and/or referrals necessary to maintain the high quality of life you are accustomed to. Visit any location to speak to a specialist or attend one of many workshops offered to assist with transition, cultural adaptation and personal readiness. 

Marine & Family Programs - Resources is available to positively impact the mission readiness of Marines and commands, and prevent individual problems which detract from unit performance. Unit training is available upon request, and can be customized and coordinated with other Marine and Family Service programs to address unique challenges within the command. 

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Information & Referral Resource News
2/11/2021

 

The Personal & Professional Development-Resources (P&PD-R) center would like to thank you for your latest delivery of manufactured coupons and for taking the time to contribute to our coupon program. Your donations help us maintain this vital resource for the military families overseas. Support for the coupon program from organizations and individuals like you is truly appreciated.

Your work has truly made a difference in the quality of life of our military personnel and their families, and has made them feel closer to home.

Here in Okinawa, manufactured coupons are good for up to six months after the expiration date. Donations are accepted year-round.  To contribute to our Coupon Program, please send your manufactured coupons to:

 

MCCS Marine & Family Programs

Personal & Professional Development-Resources

Unit 35023

FPO AP, 96378-5023 

 


Information & Referral Resource News
DATE & TIME 2/11/2021
LOCATION

 

The Personal & Professional Development-Resources (P&PD-R) center would like to thank you for your latest delivery of manufactured coupons and for taking the time to contribute to our coupon program. Your donations help us maintain this vital resource for the military families overseas. Support for the coupon program from organizations and individuals like you is truly appreciated.

Your work has truly made a difference in the quality of life of our military personnel and their families, and has made them feel closer to home.

Here in Okinawa, manufactured coupons are good for up to six months after the expiration date. Donations are accepted year-round.  To contribute to our Coupon Program, please send your manufactured coupons to:

 

MCCS Marine & Family Programs

Personal & Professional Development-Resources

Unit 35023

FPO AP, 96378-5023 

 


Information & Referral Resource News
2/11/2021

 

The Personal & Professional Development-Resources (P&PD-R) center would like to thank you for your latest delivery of manufactured coupons and for taking the time to contribute to our coupon program. Your donations help us maintain this vital resource for the military families overseas. Support for the coupon program from organizations and individuals like you is truly appreciated.

Your work has truly made a difference in the quality of life of our military personnel and their families, and has made them feel closer to home.

Here in Okinawa, manufactured coupons are good for up to six months after the expiration date. Donations are accepted year-round.  To contribute to our Coupon Program, please send your manufactured coupons to:

 

MCCS Marine & Family Programs

Personal & Professional Development-Resources

Unit 35023

FPO AP, 96378-5023 

 


Information & Referral Resource News
DATE & TIME 2/11/2021
LOCATION

 

The Personal & Professional Development-Resources (P&PD-R) center would like to thank you for your latest delivery of manufactured coupons and for taking the time to contribute to our coupon program. Your donations help us maintain this vital resource for the military families overseas. Support for the coupon program from organizations and individuals like you is truly appreciated.

Your work has truly made a difference in the quality of life of our military personnel and their families, and has made them feel closer to home.

Here in Okinawa, manufactured coupons are good for up to six months after the expiration date. Donations are accepted year-round.  To contribute to our Coupon Program, please send your manufactured coupons to:

 

MCCS Marine & Family Programs

Personal & Professional Development-Resources

Unit 35023

FPO AP, 96378-5023 

 


In the event of an emergency conditions on Okinawa caused by a natural disaster or crisis, all non-essential personnel may be evacuated off-island.  The III MEF Family Emergency Evacuation Webpage contains a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section and all of the forms need to compile an Emergency Evacuation Package (EEP) for Marines and their families to use to prepare for this situation. You can also stay informed through the AtHoc Notification Messaging System. If you have just arrived on island, your sponsor can help you register you and your family upon arrival.


Have little ones in your family? Visit "Ready Kids" to help them learn about disaster preparedness in a fun and interactive way. The Air Force also provides a site that offers all sorts of puzzles and activities to help kids learn about disaster preparedness.  Visit "Be Ready Kids" to download your activity sheets for kids ages 4-12.


a. MCIPAC/MCBB Order 1754.1A  - MCCS Mass Casualty Crisis Action Support

b. Typhoon Guide

c. Emergency Preparedness for Americans in Japan (U. S. Embassy - Tokyo) 

d. Calling For Help/Emergency Contact Information (U. S. Embassy - Tokyo)

e. Japan Meteorological Agency  

f. Joint Typhoon Warning Center 

g. American Red Cross Okinawa Disaster Preparedness Webpage 

h. III MEF Emergency Evacuation Page

i. Marine Corps Bases Butler/Camp Foster Disaster Preparedness Webpage

j. Okinawa Prefecture Disaster Prevention Information Portal

k. III MEF/MCIPAC/MCBB Order 3000.1E - Typhoon Procedures



 

The DSTRESS Line is a USMC program for active duty, reserve, veterans and retirees, as well as their families. Callers will speak with veteran Marines, former corpsmen, or Marine Corps spouses with years of experience on 'the green side' as well as licensed behavioral health counselors who have been specifically trained in Marine Corps culture and ethos. The DSTRESS Line is an anonymous behavioral health counseling service that gives Marines, attached Sailors, and family members a place to call and speak with "one of their own." It is a place to call and talk about stress in daily life -from the common everyday stressors to post-traumatic stress. It is not a medical service. DSTRESS Line counselors won't diagnose symptoms, but they will work with callers to help with a way forward. The call lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  

Calling options from Okinawa are:
1. Dial 645-7734 from any DSN phone.
2. Dial 098-970-7734 from any Local Japanese cell phone or Local Japanese land line phone.
3. Dial 1-877-476-7734 from any US based VOIP Line (Vonage, Skype, Magic Jack, etc.). 

*If you have problems opening a link by directly clicking on it, please right click and select open on the pop-up menu.*  

 

Smooth Move Toolkit


Smooth Move Workshops are available online at Qualtrics.com. Service Members PCSing or EASing needing to fulfill the requirement can sign-up for an online session at our MCCS Relocation Services website: www.mccsokinawa.com/relocation. An email confirmation will be sent out to you with the link you will need to complete your online training. Once completed you can proceed to any of the MCCS Marine & Family Program Buildings the following day to receive your checkout stamp.


Directives

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:

PET DATA CALL FY21

Passenger Travel Office Customer Pet Tracker Form
Supplemental Message to MARADMIN 333-20 to Incorporate Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 14) Directions.
This guidance is effective 05 February 2021.
Per MARADMIN 207/20, effective 13 April 2021, provides updated information and resources to assist with Peak Moving Season Preparations. 

Per MARADMIN 254/20, effective 21 April 2020, provides U.S. Marine Corps disease containment preparedness planning guidance for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Modification and Reissuance of DoD Response to COVID-19-Travel Restrictions.

Per MARADMIN 198/20, effective 31 March 2020, all domestic travel for DoD components is halted in response to COVID-19.

Per MARADMIN 193/20, effective 26 March 2020, all DoD International Travel is restricted to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Per MARADMIN 159/20, effective 11 March 2020, provides guidance on 2020 Peak Moving Season Preparations for all Marines, Civilian Marines and their families.

 

Smooth Move Booklet

Smooth Move Workshop Booklet (Online Version) (May 2020)


Checklists

Financial Planning Worksheet for a PCS Move (2011 PFM Curriculum)

Smooth Move PCS Checklist  (May 2020)

TRS-Relocation Checklist for Marines (May 2020)

TRS-Relocation Checklist for Sailors (May 2020)

2021 Best Practices Inventory Checklist (March 2021)


Disbursing

MARADMIN 635-20: This MARADMIN explains the process for those Marines that have orders to recruiting or DI school and how to complete their travel claims


Personal Property/Household Goods

PCSing soon? Checkout the latest USTRANSCOM PP Advisory for personnel that will be moving this summer.

Have orders to PCS from Okinawa? 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

 
**Military Families Making Summer PCS Moves Will Have to Follow These Strict Rules
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/05/07/military-families-making-summer-pcs-moves-will-have-follow-these-strict-rules.html/amp
  
HEALTH SAFETY SCREENING:
Checklists, interview forms, and other supporting documentation are available at:
https://www.iandl.marines.mil/divisions/logistics-plans-policies-strategic-mobility-lp/logistics-distribution-policy-branch-lpd/pcs2


DMO Moving During COVID-19 (May 2020) 

5 Measures to Protect Your Health While Moving in a COVID-19 Environment (May 2020)

DMO 2020 Passenger Travel (May 2020)

DMO Outbound Shipment Form

USMC Personal Property Facebook Page  (Can only be accessed from a personal computer)

Shipping Alcoholic Beverages Brochure  (May 2019)

Inconvenience Claims - Informational Brochure (October 2020)

Move.mil  

Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO)  Household Goods/Relocation Allowances Frequently Asked Questions

Administrative Household Goods (HHG) Weight Allowance Location (April 2019)  


Additional Resources for Navy Personnel

Navy - MyPCS Mobile App

Naval Supply Command Household Goods Webpage

It's Your Move - Household Goods Booklet for Navy Personnel  (March 2019)


Transportation/Pet Transportation


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:

PET DATA CALL FY21

Passenger Travel Office Customer Pet Tracker Form

USMC Passenger Transportation Facebook Page  (Can only be accessed from a personal computer)

Government of Japan Animal Quarantine Service (AQS)  Pet Exportation Webpages

Government of Japan Animal Quarantine Service (AQS) Information Sheet (November 2018)

Okinawa Veterinary Services PCS "Good To Know" Information Sheet (February 2019)

U. S Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Pet Travel Webpage 

HQ Air Mobility Command Pet Brochure (April 2018)

HQMC Pet Brochure for Commercial Airline Transport (February 2019)

Airline Customer Pet Handout (February 2019)


Resources/PCS Information 

Headquarters Marine Corps I&R PCS Move Resources Webpage (Updated April 2021)


MCCS Personal Financial Management Webpage 

Temporary Living Allowance Brochure (Updated April 2017)

Request a Sponsor

Housing Application

Military Installations Application (Military OneSource)

Plan My Move Application (Military OneSource) 

Loan Locker Agreement Form - July 2020

For any questions on the above links/ forms, please contact our Relocation Section at 645-8395/7494/2104/2106 or mcbb_reloassist@usmc.mil.

Check out all the great activities available on our April 2021 Marine & Family Programs Calendar of Events (COE).New Link      Please feel free to share it.

Check out all the great activities available on our May 2021 Marine & Family Programs Calendar of Events (COE).   Please feel free to share it.


As an added bonus, below are this month's resources newsletter:

1. Transition Assistance for Military Spouses – flyer attached

The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new monthly series of career workshops to provide employment assistance to transitioning military spouses. Participation is free and classes are open to all transitioning military spouses.

The workshops are part of the department’s Transition Assistance Program series targeted at helping military spouses plan and prepare for their job search in pursuit of their employment goals.  

Visit www.veterans.gov/milspouses/events for class schedule and registration 


2.  MILTAX – Free Tax Preparation, flyer attached

MILTAX offers free electronic filing software for Service members, including those who have separated from the military in the past 365 days. The suite includes e-filing software and tax compilation support.

Service members can submit one Federal tax return and up to three separate State tax returns for free. The MilTax team is prepared to answer military-specific tax questions. The MilTax software will submit completed returns automatically. 

To get started, visit: www.militaryonesource.mil or call 800-342-9647 to schedule a consultation. 


3.  Child Care Services

Through Military OneSource, families now have free access to a national database of more than a million caregivers who offer hourly, flexible and on-demand child care. The attached flyer gives details on how to register for the service.



 




Looking for resources throughout the island? Click on the Information & Referral Database to access the resource database.  For questions or additional assistance, please contact an Information and Referral Specialist at:

Camp Foster: 645-2104/2106

Camp Kinser: 637-2815

Camp Courtney: 622-7332

Camp Hansen or Schwab: 623-4522



29 Palms

29 Palms Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 760.830.6344


Albany

Albany Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 229.639.5278


Cherry Point

Cherry Point Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 252.466.6759


Hawaii

Check out the latest PCS Video from Hawaii: https://fb.watch/4jj_RVeVvt/

Hawaii Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 808.257.776


Henderson Hall

Henderson Hall Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 703.693.9197


Iwakuni

Iwakuni Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 315.253.3754


Lejeune / New River

Lejeune/New River Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 910.451.1056/7796


MCRD San Diego

MCRD San Diego Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 619.524.5732


Miramar

Miramar Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 858.307.1428

Okinawa

Parris Island / MCAS Beaufort

Parris Island / MCAS Beaufort Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 843.228.7351


Pendleton/Barstow

Pendleton Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 760.725.5704


Quantico

Quantico Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 703.784.2659


Yuma

Yuma Information & Referral - Relocation Services:

DSN: 928.269.2034


2018 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

 

 

*If you have problems opening a link by directly clicking on it, please right click and select open on the pop-up menu.*  

  

Sponsor's Toolkit


In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 Sponsorship Training and Sponsorship Coordinator Training will be conducted in-person with social distancing or virtually. To sign up, please call one of our facilities at the numbers listed below or visit the Relocation Workshops tab above.

MCCS Marine & Family Programs - Resource Centers:

Camp Foster, Bldg. 445: 645-2104/2106/8395/7494              
Camp Courtney, Bldg. 4425: 622-7332             
Camp Hansen, Bldg. 2339: 623-4522/3055
Camp Kinser, Bldg. 1220: 637-2815                
Camp Schwab, Bldg. 3429: 625-2622


Stay up-to-date with the latest DoD COVID-19 travel guidance:

Supplemental Message to MARADMIN 333-20 to Incorporate Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 14) Directions. This guidance is effective 05 Feb 2021.

Marine Corps Based Movement Fact Sheet (29 June 2020)

COVID-19 USMC Leaders Reference Card

MARADMIN 636-20: Provides an update to MARADMIN 333-20 to incorporate change to the delegation of waiver approval authority for COVID-19 personnel movement and travel restrictions. This guidance is effective 23 October 2020. 

MARADMIN 396-20: Provides reinforcing guidance regarding transportation, pets, housing, and ROM guidance for PCS moves to Japan. This guidance is effective 14 July 2020. 

New FRAGO USFJ:  Update on new ROM restrictions 

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 14-day Restriction of Movement (ROM) requirement. We have updated the documents in your tool kit to help you be effective in your role as as a sponsor and your new responsibilities during the COVID-19 environment.


Training Materials:

Sponsorship Training Guide (Jan 2021)

Sponsorship Checklist  (June 2020)

Sponsorship Checklist- Civilian (July 2020)


PCS Flowcharts:

Marine Accompanied PCS Flowchart (Jan 2021)

Marine Unaccompanied PCS Flowchart (Jan 2021)

Navy Accompanied PCS Flowchart (Jan 2021)

Navy Unaccompanied PCS Flowchart (Jan 21)


Housing:

Housing Application -DD Form 1746

Port-to-Final Residence Flowchart Process (July 2020)

Loan Locker Agreement Form

Housing Renovation Slide (March 2017)

Pets and Military Housing 


AtHoc Notification Registration:

AtHoc Registration Brochure

Inbound Roster on ROM

AtHoc Registration - Sponsors How-to-Guide


Sponsorship Program Directives:

III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE/MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS PACIFIC BULLETIN 1754 (12 June 2020)

MCO 1320.11G - USMC Sponsorship Order  

III MEF/MCIPAC/MCBB Order 1754.1A -  Sponsorship Order  (October 2019)


Additional Resources:

PCS Checklist for Incoming Personnel (Jan 2021)

PCS Checklist for Incoming Civilian Personnel (October 2019)

Okinawa PCS Must Know Information (Jan 2021)

Financial Planning Worksheet for a PCS Move (2011 PFM Curriculum)

Household Goods Information with 14-Day ROM Suggestions  (June 2020)

Overseas Screening Information

Children and Youth Programs


For any questions on the above links/forms, please contact MCCS Relocation Services at: 645-8395/7494/2104/2106 or email MCBB_ReloAssist@usmc.mil.

 

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