AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerA&FRC Relocation Services Individual Consultation Child Care for PCS Loan Locker Discovery Center Help in locating a sponsor Visit the A&FRC at your gaining base for local areainformation, spouses orientation program, spouseemployment information, etc. Key Spouse at gaining installation
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerAdditional Resources Web-based Resources• Military One Source: www.militaryonesource.mil• Military Installations:www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil• Automated Housing Referral Network:www.ahrn.com or www.housing.af.mil• AF Claims Service Center:https://claims.jag.af.mil/legalassistance/index.php• DoD Move Website: http://www.move.mil School Liaison Officer (Dr. Cindy Doil) – 256-9595 EFMP Family Support Coord (Brenda Reed) – 256-8668
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerEFMP - Medical• Mission is to identify medical/educational needs of familymembers in support of the AD sponsor’s reassignment• DoDI 1315.19 establishes criteria• Need Assistance before leaving area?• New condition with family member (FM), Change incondition of FM, PCS pending, Can assist with Providercontact info for new location, Connect with SpecialNeeds Coordinator at gaining base• Ronald Chew, Special Needs Coordinator• 618-256-5102; firstname.lastname@example.org• Family Mbr Relocation Clearances (Latokey White) –• 618-256-7014; email@example.com
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerTRICARE Do not disenroll from TRICAREAs soon as possible after arriving at new dutystation: Update DEERS Go to the TRICARE ServiceCenter and complete new enrollment
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerCare In Route Emergency Care Go to nearest ERDO NOT go to Urgent Care center(will need authorization) Call PCM next duty day Urgent Care Call PCMMay direct you to call TRICARE Routine Care Not authorized
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerPharmacy Show orders at MTF pharmacy to get refillsfor up to 90 days MTF – No cost Mail Order Pharmacy (90 day supply)ADFM - $0, $13, $43 Retail – Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, CVS, KrogerADSM – No costADFM - $5, $17, $44
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerPCS Travel Vouchers- You will need the following:(1) DD Form 1351-2(2) Front and back of travel orders(3) Airline tickets(4) Dependent travel voucher (if necessary)(5) Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) worksheet with non-availability (if applicable) and hotel/billeting receipts(6) List of any prior travel advances, if not known markyes/no on advance portion of the voucher(7) Hotel receipts when authorized delay in portYou must be in possession of official PCS orders prior toany type of movement.
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerPCS Travel Forms- AF Form 594 (BAH)- SF 1199A (Direct Deposit) if changing acct info- DD1561 (Family Separation Allowance) if DependentRestricted Assignment
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerPCS Travel Entitlements Mileage rates for driving POV to next PDS or vehicle port/passenger port A. Mileage 1. ONE POV USED…………………………….$0.23 2. TWO POV’S USED………………………….$0.46 B. Chart for determining number of authorized travel days MILES # OF DAYS 0001-0350 1 0351-0700 2 0701-1050 3 1051-1400 4 1401-1750 5 1751-2100 6 2101-2450 7 2451-2800 8 2801-3150 9 3151-3500 10 3501-3850 11**Your gaining unit approves house hunting. You need to sign intoyour new unit prior to house hunting. Otherwise, you will be charged leave.
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerPCS Per DiemPER DIEM Based on 350 miles per day for the distance. Per Diem is paid for each authorizedtravel day or less if the actual number of travel days used is less than authorized. Member………………………………………..$123.00 Spouse…………………………………………$92.25 Dependent(s) 12 years of age and older…$92.25 Dependent(s) under 12 years of age……...$61.50 **If your spouse travels non-concurrently with you, he/she is entitled to $123 perdayOVERSEAS MILEAGE…………………………….…………Same as for CONUS PER DIEM………………………………………Same as for CONUS MIXED MODES…………...…………………...Same as for CONUS FLYING………………………………………… (Same rules apply except that for thetransoceanic portion. Unless specifically authorized in the orders, travel must bevia MTA.)
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerMilitary PayFAMILY SEPARATION ALLOWANCE (FSA)Payable to members on a REMOTE/DEPENDENT RESTRICTED tour at $250 per month. Forthose who are TDY enroute, FSA is also payable at $250.00 per month as well if the duration ofthe TDY is over 30 days.BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR SUSISTENCE (BAS)Upon your PCS, your entitlement to BAS automatically continues regardless of rank. If you arean E4 or below and living in the dorms, you will receive full rate BAS while in PCS status.BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING (BAH)BAH rates for your NPDS can be found on: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/All members receiving BAH will continue to receive this entitlement at the Scott AFB rate untilyou sign-in at your gaining station.OVERSEAS ALLOWANCESVisit the following web site to see the current rates for your overseas duty location.http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/ COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE (COLA) OVERSEAS HOUSING ALLOWANCE (OHA) MOVE-IN-HOUSING ALLOWANCE (MIHA)
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerTravel Advances The Air Force encourages every traveler to use their GTC for the“Big 3” (Airline tickets, Lodging, Rental Car). Specific situationswill be considered on a case-by-case basis. Travel advances are payable within 10 duty days of your FINALout-processing date. **NOTE: If you are a GTC cardholder, you are NOT authorized atravel advance. If you are NOT a GTC cardholder, you will need toprovide a letter from either the First Shirt or CC certifying you donot possess a GTC and authorize you an advance.
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerTravel Advance forTDY ENROUTETravel advance is authorized from Scott AFB to yourTDY location only. The TDY station can pay theentitlement from the TDY point to the new PDS or Portand any accruals you need to pay to the GovernmentTravel Card if the TDY is more than 30 days.Dependent travel entitlements are from Scott AFB tothe new PDS via the Port, if applicable.
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerPCS Continued TRAVELER’S CHECKS:The total of the amount purchased may not exceed the amountauthorized for the PCS move. ATM FEES BAGGAGE TIPS:Expenses incident to checking baggage, when itemized are reimbursableto members traveling by means other than POV. Customary tips forhandling personal baggage at terminals are reimbursable. The number ofpieces handled will be shown on the claim. Reimbursement is notauthorized for tips or fees at hotels. TOLLS:Reimbursement of tolls is authorized for travel by POV for travel over themost direct route between duty stations. TAXI:Constructed cost of built in Taxi included in Transportation request ifflying
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerPCS Continued POV MILEAGE:Claim POV mileage for transportation between passenger terminals ifapplicable PARKING:Parking fees at the airport can be reimbursed BILLETING:Billeting receipts are required only when you are PCSing with a TDYenroute. You must have your billeting receipt, contract quartersauthorization, or hotel receipt (with authorization from billeting) if stayingoff-base. (Billeting at the losing or gaining base is TLE/TLA which isdiscussed later.) PLANE/TRAIN/BUS TICKETS: Commercial transportation may be reimbursed. Save receipts and claimon voucher at gaining base*SAVE GAS RECEIPTS FOR DITY MOVES ONLY
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerTemporary Lodging Allowance/Expense (TLE/TLA) TLA is similar to TLE. It is a reimbursement for temporary quarters occupied atyour overseas PDS. Each base has their own local procedures to file for TLA. Sixty (60) days is themaximum allowable reimbursement for TLA unless the gaining base grants anextension. File for TLA at your gaining overseas PDS with lodging receipts every10 to 15 days. Ask your gaining FSO for specifics on filing for TLA.TLE TLE is payable for Temporary Lodgings occupied by the member and/ordependents before departure from the area of the old PDS within CONUS and afterarrival of the new PDS within CONUS when per diem is not otherwise payable. NOTE: TLE is to reimburse lodging costs incurred at either your previous PDS oryour new PDS. Lodging costs incurred enroute will be reimbursed through the perdiem reimbursement. EXCEPTION TO THE RULE – If you are PCSing CONUS to OCONUS or OCONUS toCONUS you are authorized one overnight stay at both your departure port andyour arrival port.
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerTLEHow many days are payable? A total of 10 days in conjunction with a new PCS is payable inCONUS. For example: - 5 days in the vicinity of the old PDS and 5 days in the vicinity ofthe new PDS, or 10 days in the vicinity of either PDS. - 10 days in connection with a PCS from a PDS outside CONUS toa PDS in CONUS. - 5 days in connection with a PCS in CONUS to a PDS outsideCONUS.You must utilize available billeting/TLF on base. Reimbursementfor off-base lodging must be accompanied by either a “Statementof Non-Availability” or block 9 on the Application For TemporaryLodging Expense form must be filled out by the billeting/TLFoffice to certify lodging is not available.
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerDislocation Allowance The purpose of DLA is to partially reimburse a memberfor the expenses incurred in relocating the member’shousehold. Authorized for members when dependents will bemaking the move with the member or who will beresiding in a designated location. Authorized for single member making a PCS move notassigned PERMANENT Government quarters at thenew PDS.Your Briefer has brought a list of DLA current rates foryou to check.
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerPersonal In-Processing System (PIPS)VideoThis video will give you a brief overview of the PIPSsystem and hopefully make you more comfortable infiling your PCS voucher.
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerQuestions???Make sure you bring your pay records,any tickets (issued or purchased),copies of your orders and any receiptsneeded to your in-processing briefing atyour gaining base.
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerHousing Privatized Housing• 30 days notification required to terminate housing Failure could result in paying extra month’s rent Provide copy of orders• Schedule Termination Inspections Pre Procedures to terminate, cleaning, allotments, identify damage,etc. Notify utility companies – phone, cable/dish network, etc. Move-Out Turn in keys, pay final utility bill and/or damages, signpaperwork• Questions – Scott Family Housing - 746-4911
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerHousing• Non-Temporary Storage Coordinate removal with Personal Property Office during out-processing appointment If not removed, you pay storage fees• Remote Assignment Notify Scott Family Housing to request retention for family Provide copy of orders and Power of Attorney forspouse/designated representative If other than spouse, request visitor pass for non-ID holder Not Returning to Scott – Follow-On Assignment Spouse may apply for housing with orders and POA Considered other eligible tenant (OET) or waterfall Housing may not be available
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerHousing Applying for Housing at Next Duty Station• DD Form 1746, Application for Assignment to Housing• 2 copies of PCS orders and other paperwork (impendingpromotion, pregnancy statement, etc.)• Check in at gaining base Housing Office• www.ahrn.com for housing information Dormitory Residents• Notify dorm manager• Schedule pre and final inspections Renting Off-Base• 30 days notice in writing – check lease Include copy of orders
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerHousing Renting Off-Base cont’d• Follow termination procedures as outlined in lease• Notify utility companies – phone, cable TV/dish network,etc. Selling a Home• For sale by owner – list for free at www.ahrn.com Housing Relocation Guide provides good tips Place flyer in Housing Office Update every 30 days• Listing with Realtor Realtor bring flyer/copy of MLS to Housing Office Update every 30 days
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerHousing Contact Government Housing Office• Visit Patriots Landing Community Center 744-9880 or 744-9882 Questions
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerStress and MovingMILITARY FAMILY LIFECONSULTANT(618) 381-5400
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerFinancial Planningfor your PCS Understand your entitlements Project expenses for departure location,en route, and upon arrival at new dutystation Utilize your sponsor for accurateinformation regarding costs at your newlocation
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerClaims Visit the AF Claims Service Center https://claims.jag.af.mil/legalassistance/index.php Phone: 1-877-754-1212 or DSN 986-8044 Required “Smooth Move” online claims briefing Timeline for DD Form 1840/R submission 75 days from date of delivery – file with carrier 70 days from date of delivery – file with base Legal Office toforward to carrier Timeline for actual “claim” submission 9 months from date of delivery to be covered under “FullReplacement Value” coverage 2 years from date of delivery to be covered under olddepreciation rules
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerTips on how to “Get Your Move On”(Before Moving Day)• Review the DoD Move Website: http://www.move.mil• Consider child care and pet care arrangements• Video tape or take pictures of personal items 1-2 days beforemovers arrive (this verifies what you own and the condition it isin)• Separate important papers to hand-carry or mail to yourself All medical records (adults, kids, and pets) Immunization records for children and pets PCS-related documents (orders, reservation info, Sponsor’scontact info) Ongoing bills (consider on-line bill pay or account access) Spouse’s employment information (resume, references, etc) Child’s educational records and current IEP (if applicable)
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerTips on how to “Get Your Move On”(Before Moving Day Cont’d) Prepare your items to be moved• Lawn equipment, snowblowers, etc• BBQ grills (dispose of propane tank)• Refrigerator (defrost and disconnect water supply)• Washer/Dryer (disconnect and allow to dry) Separate items not to be shipped• Roommate’s items• Multiple shipments (i.e. Unacc Baggage, HouseholdGoods, Non-temporary Storage)• Unwanted items such as phonebooks, items to remainfor the next owner/tenant
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerTips on how to “Get Your Move On”(Moving Day) Remove all trash, wash all dishes and clothes Remove purses, carry on or checked luggage Be clear with movers what goes and what stays or ifthere are multiple pick-ups Monitor packers by frequent walk-arounds – don’tleave! Do not have movers pack valuables such as jewelry,paperwork with any cash value (cash, savings bonds),items of high sentimental value
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerTips on how to “Get Your Move On”(Moving Day Cont’d) Moving Day Survival Kit• Ziploc bags, permanent marker, scissors, notepad (tobag and label all hardware and mark special boxes)• Small screwdrivers and other necessary tools• Toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, trash bags• Cell phone/Home phone (leave connected until lastminute if necessary)• Snacks, drinks
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerMoving with Kids Be open and discuss the move with your children Assist your children with researching their new home Contact your gaining Youth Center to see if a YouthSponsorship Program is available During the move, maintain your daily and weekly routinesas much as possible Make your children part of the move by providing them amap of the route, highlight landmarks, etc. For more tips on moving with kids, visit the Military ChildEducation Coalition’s website: http://www.militarychild.org/ To research child care at your gaining location register for afree military membership with Sittercity: www.sittercity/dod
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerMoving with Pets For OCONUS moves, contact the base Veterinarian’sOffice ASAP for information and specific requirements Get your pet used to car travel by starting with short,fun trips and gradually increasing to longer car trips Consider pet harnesses or a kennel to contain your petif necessary Research local veterinarians and kennels prior todeparture Make reservations at pet-friendly hotels along yourroute (www.petswelcome.com) Pet Quarantine Cost Reimbursement up to $550
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power- COLLECT Pre/Post Test- REVIEW Pre/Post TEST*Answers on the next slide.
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerPre/Post-Test Answers1. Military Installations/Plan My Move is:a. a web-based tool containing base-specific information and an application toassist me in moving to my next base.b. a company that helps military members with completing a PCS move.c. Software that will provide me driving directions to my next base.2. The Loan Locker is:a. a place to borrow moneyb. a function of the A&FRC where inbound and outbound personnel can borrowloaner household items at no charge.c. a place to pawn military items.3. EFMP is only for newcomers to SAFB. TRUE / FALSE4. Before I depart Scott AFB I should dis-enroll from TRICARE North. TRUE / FALSE5. While enroute to my next duty station I should call back to my PCM at Scott beforeseeking non-emergency medical care. TRUE / FALSE
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerPre/Post-Test Cont’d6. The PCS mileage rate is: a. $.29/mile b. $.55/mile c. $.23/mile7. One travel day is authorized for every ___ miles an individual drives for official travel. 300, 350, 5008. A Personally Procured Move (PPM) is a process that allows me to choose from a list which carrierthe Personal Property Office books for my move. TRUE / FALSE9. I have ____ days after delivery to file a claim for damages with the ______.a. 180; Legal Officeb. 90; carrier (moving company)c. 75; carrier (moving company)10. A website to locate information on hotels that accept pets is:a. www.petsmoving.comb. www.petswelcome.comc. www.hotelsfordogs.com11. If I am using my PCS orders to get out of my lease early it is not necessary to give 30 days notice tomy landlord. TRUE / FALSE
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerStateside movers may be dismissed.Thank you for attending!
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerVehicle Shipments Print the “Shipping Your POV” handout from thewww.move.mil website (instructions, ports, etc) Timeline: 45 – 60 days in transit Nearest Port: Pontoon Beach, IL If there is a loan against the vehicle, must have a letterfrom loan company authorizing shipment (see handout) Before dropping off your vehicle:• Wash thoroughly, should be clean inside and out• Take pictures/video to show condition before shipment• Remove all unnecessary items or have them placed in asealed box If damaged during shipment, take to Legal Office ASAP
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerDocumentation Requirements Review assignment RIP closely to determine if anyadditional paperwork is needed (i.e. passports, Visas,etc.) Visit Military Installations and/or contact your gainingMPF/A&FRC/sponsor to determine any requireddocumentation Start gathering necessary documentation early – don’twait until you have orders in hand unless necessary NOTE: Dependent passports require the signature ofboth biological parents
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerOverseas Survival Tips Research, research, research• Utilize your sponsor• Utilize on-line resources Plan out your move – use of temporary furnishingsthrough Loan Locker (Scott) and FurnishingsManagement (OCONUS) – i.e. borrow, don’t buy! Learn the language – “Transparent Language”program through the Base Library Be flexible! This is an adventure!
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerCulture Shock Remember, you are a guest in their country. Don’t let your first impression be your ONLYimpression (or your long-term perspective). Rely on your sponsor and co-workers to “show youthe ropes”. Find out what is “taboo” to say or do. Get out and explore, don’t spend all of your time onbase! Pace your travel – plan it out so you don’t missanything! Learn the language! Survival words are better thannone. You’ll feel more comfortable.
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerCulture ShockCont’d Learn the culture, don’t just endure it! Respect it, it’sprobably older than ours… If you hate it, just remember, it’ll be over soon! Appreciate the opportunity to be there. You may neverhave this chance again. It may not be a “money-maker”, but it is definitely a“memory-maker”.This is your GREAT ADVENTURE!Make it a good one!
AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat PowerGood Luck with your PCS!Please leave the Pre/Post-Test on the table as you leave.If you have compliments, comments, or concernsregarding service you received from the A&FRC duringyour visit today, please contact the A&FRC NCOIC orthe A&FRC Chief by calling 256-8668.If concerns are not resolved to your satisfaction, youmay contact the Airmen & Family Services Flight Chiefat 256-5508.Thank you for attending.