Ready to“Get Your Move On”?  AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
Workshop Agenda Airman & Family Readiness Center TRICARE Personal Property Office Claims & “Moving On” Tips Housing ...
A&FRC Welcome•   Housekeeping Items    • Restrooms    • Building Evacuation    • Short Break    • Questions       AMC’s Sh...
A&FRC Relocation Services   Individual Consultation   Child Care for PCS   Loan Locker   Discovery Center   Help in l...
Additional Resources   Web-based Resources     • Military One Source: www.militaryonesource.mil     • Military Installati...
EFMP - Medical•   Mission is to identify medical/educational needs of family    members in support of the AD sponsor’s rea...
TRICARE Do not disenroll from TRICAREAs soon as possible after arriving at new dutystation:      Update DEERS      Go ...
Care In Route Emergency Care   Go to nearest ER        DO NOT go to Urgent Care center        (will need authorization) ...
Pharmacy Show orders at MTF pharmacy to get refills  for up to 90 days MTF – No cost Mail Order Pharmacy (90 day supply...
FINANCE/ PIPS   375 ComptrollerSquadron PCS Smooth     Move Brief               Briefers:            A1C Spaulding        ...
PCS Travel Vouchers- You will need the following:  (1) DD Form 1351-2  (2) Front and back of travel orders  (3) Airline ti...
PCS Travel Forms- AF Form 594 (BAH)- SF 1199A (Direct Deposit) if changing acct info- DD1561 (Family Separation Allowance)...
PCS Travel Entitlements   Mileage rates for driving POV to next PDS or vehicle port/passenger port   A. Mileage   1. O...
PCS Per DiemPER DIEM Based on 350 miles per day for the distance. Per Diem is paid for each authorized  travel day or les...
Military Pay                      FAMILY SEPARATION ALLOWANCE (FSA)    Payable to members on a REMOTE/DEPENDENT RESTRICTED...
Travel Advances   The Air Force encourages every traveler to use their GTC for the    “Big 3” (Airline tickets, Lodging, ...
Travel Advance for                TDY ENROUTETravel advance is authorized from Scott AFB to yourTDY location only. The TDY...
PCS Continued   TRAVELER’S CHECKS:    The total of the amount purchased may not exceed the amount    authorized for the P...
PCS Continued   POV MILEAGE:    Claim POV mileage for transportation between passenger terminals if    applicable   PARK...
Temporary Lodging Allowance/                Expense (TLE/TLA) TLA is similar to TLE. It is a reimbursement for temporary ...
TLE              How many days are payable?   A total of 10 days in conjunction with a new PCS is payable in    CONUS. Fo...
Dislocation Allowance   The purpose of DLA is to partially reimburse a member    for the expenses incurred in relocating ...
Personal In-Processing System (PIPS)                VideoThis video will give you a brief overview of the PIPS system and ...
PCS In-Processing System            (PIPS)AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
Questions??? Make sure you bring your pay records,   any tickets (issued or purchased), copies of your orders and any rece...
PERSONAL PROPERTY SECTION  AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
Personal Property Section- Hours of operation- Location- Timeline for member to visit office w/orders- JPPSO-NE informatio...
Personal Property Section                    Cont’d -- International    -- Household goods, Unaccompanied baggage, Non-  T...
BREAKAMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
Financial Planning for               PCS Understand   your entitlements Project expenses for departure  location, en rou...
Claims   Visit the AF Claims Service Center       https://claims.jag.af.mil/legalassistance/index.php       Phone: 1-87...
“Moving On” Tips                         (Before Moving Day)•   DoD Move Website: http://www.move.mil•   Consider child ca...
“Moving On” Tips                   (Before Moving Day Cont’d)   Prepare your items to be moved    •   Lawn equipment, sno...
“Moving On” Tips                        (Moving Day)   Remove all trash, wash all dishes and clothes   Remove purses, ca...
“Moving On” Tips                       (Moving Day Cont’d)   Moving Day Survival Kit    •   Ziploc bags, permanent marker...
Moving with Kids   Be open and discuss the move with your children   Assist your children with researching their new hom...
Moving with Pets   For OCONUS moves, contact the base Veterinarian’s    Office ASAP for information and specific requirem...
Housing Referral Office     Housing TipsAMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
Housing   Privatized Housing    •   30 days notification required to terminate housing         Failure could result in p...
Housing•   Non-Temporary Storage     Coordinate removal with Personal Property Office during      out-processing appointm...
Housing   Applying for Housing at Next Duty Station    •   DD Form 1746, Application for Assignment to Housing    •   2 c...
Housing   Renting Off-Base cont’d    •   Follow termination procedures as outlined in lease    •   Notify utility compani...
Housing   Contact Government Housing Office    •   Visit Patriots Landing Community Center         744-9880 or 744-9882...
Stress and Moving MILITARY FAMILY LIFE      CONSULTANTAMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
BREAK-   DISMISS STATESIDE ATTENDEES        - COLLECT CRITIQUES      AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
Overseas Survival Tips   Research, research, research    •   Utilize your sponsor    •   Utilize on-line resources   Pla...
Vehicle Shipments   Print the “Shipping Your POV” handout from the AF    Move website (instructions, ports, etc)   Timel...
Documentation Requirements   Review assignment RIP closely to determine if any    additional paperwork is needed (i.e. pa...
Culture Shock Remember, you are a guest in their country. Don’t let your first impression be your ONLY  impression (or y...
Culture Shock                          Cont’d   Learn the culture, don’t just endure it! Respect it, it’s    probably old...
Good Luck with your PCS!Please leave the Pre/Post-Test on the table as you leave.     If you have compliments, comments, o...
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  1. 1. Ready to“Get Your Move On”? AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  2. 2. Workshop Agenda Airman & Family Readiness Center TRICARE Personal Property Office Claims & “Moving On” Tips Housing Overseas Survival Tips AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  3. 3. A&FRC Welcome• Housekeeping Items • Restrooms • Building Evacuation • Short Break • Questions AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  4. 4. A&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 area information, spouses orientation program, spouse employment information, etc. Key Spouse at gaining installation AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  5. 5. Additional Resources Web-based Resources • Military One Source: www.militaryonesource.mil • Military Installations: www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil • Automated Housing Referral Network: www.ahrn.com • 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 Power
  6. 6. EFMP - Medical• Mission is to identify medical/educational needs of family members 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 in condition of FM, PCS pending, Can assist with Provider contact info for new location, Connect with Special Needs Coordinator at gaining base• Ronald Chew, Special Needs Coordinator • 618-256-5102; ronald.chew.ctr@us.af.mil• Family Mbr Relocation Clearances (Latokey White) – • 618-256-7014; latokey.white@us.af.mil AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  7. 7. TRICARE Do not disenroll from TRICAREAs soon as possible after arriving at new dutystation:  Update DEERS  Go to the TRICARE Service Center and complete new enrollment AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  8. 8. Care In Route Emergency Care  Go to nearest ER DO NOT go to Urgent Care center (will need authorization)  Call PCM next duty day Urgent Care  Call PCM May direct you to call TRICARE Routine Care  Not authorized AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  9. 9. Pharmacy Show orders at MTF pharmacy to get refills for up to 90 days MTF – No cost Mail Order Pharmacy (90 day supply) ADFM - $0, $9, $25 Retail – Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, CVS, Kroger ADSM – No cost ADFM - $5, $12, $25 AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  10. 10. FINANCE/ PIPS 375 ComptrollerSquadron PCS Smooth Move Brief Briefers: A1C Spaulding A1C Drummond A1C Silva AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  11. 11. PCS 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 mark yes/no on advance portion of the voucher (7) Hotel receipts when authorized delay in portYou must be in possession of official PCS orders prior to any type of movement. AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  12. 12. PCS Travel Forms- AF Form 594 (BAH)- SF 1199A (Direct Deposit) if changing acct info- DD1561 (Family Separation Allowance) if Dependent Restricted Assignment AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  13. 13. PCS 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 into your new unit prior to house hunting. Otherwise, you will be charged leave. AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  14. 14. PCS Per DiemPER DIEM Based on 350 miles per day for the distance. Per Diem is paid for each authorized travel 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 per dayOVERSEAS MILEAGE…………………………….…………Same as for CONUS PER DIEM………………………………………Same as for CONUS MIXED MODES…………...…………………...Same as for CONUS FLYING………………………………………… (Same rules apply except that for the transoceanic portion. Unless specifically authorized in the orders, travel must be via MTA.) AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  15. 15. Military Pay FAMILY SEPARATION ALLOWANCE (FSA) Payable to members on a REMOTE/DEPENDENT RESTRICTED tour at $250 per month. For those who are TDY enroute, FSA is also payable at $250.00 per month as well if the duration of the TDY is over 30 days. BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR SUSISTENCE (BAS) Upon your PCS, your entitlement to BAS automatically continues regardless of rank. If you are an 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: https://secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem/bah.html All members receiving BAH will continue to receive this entitlement at the Scott AFB rate until you sign-in at your gaining station. OVERSEAS ALLOWANCES Visit the following web site to see the current rates for your overseas duty location. https://secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem/rateinfo.html COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE (COLA) OVERSEAS HOUSING ALLOWANCE (OHA) MOVE-IN-HOUSING ALLOWANCE (MIHA) AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  16. 16. Travel Advances The Air Force encourages every traveler to use their GTC for the “Big 3” (Airline tickets, Lodging, Rental Car). Specific situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Travel advances are payable within 10 duty days of your FINAL out-processing date. **NOTE: If you are a GTC cardholder, you are NOT authorized a travel advance. If you are NOT a GTC cardholder, you will need to provide a letter from either the First Shirt or CC certifying you do not possess a GTC and authorize you an advance. AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  17. 17. Travel Advance for TDY 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 Power
  18. 18. PCS Continued TRAVELER’S CHECKS: The total of the amount purchased may not exceed the amount authorized for the PCS move. ATM FEES BAGGAGE TIPS: Expenses incident to checking baggage, when itemized are reimbursable to members traveling by means other than POV. Customary tips for handling personal baggage at terminals are reimbursable. The number of pieces handled will be shown on the claim. Reimbursement is not authorized for tips or fees at hotels. TOLLS: Reimbursement of tolls is authorized for travel by POV for travel over the most direct route between duty stations. TAXI: Constructed cost of built in Taxi included in Transportation request if flying AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  19. 19. PCS Continued POV MILEAGE: Claim POV mileage for transportation between passenger terminals if applicable PARKING: Parking fees at the airport can be reimbursed BILLETING: Billeting receipts are required only when you are PCSing with a TDY enroute. You must have your billeting receipt, contract quarters authorization, or hotel receipt (with authorization from billeting) if staying off-base. (Billeting at the losing or gaining base is TLE/TLA which is discussed later.) PLANE/TRAIN/BUS TICKETS: Commercial transportation may be reimbursed. Save receipts and claim on voucher at gaining base *SAVE GAS RECEIPTS FOR DITY MOVES ONLY AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  20. 20. Temporary Lodging Allowance/ Expense (TLE/TLA) TLA is similar to TLE. It is a reimbursement for temporary quarters occupied at your overseas PDS. Each base has their own local procedures to file for TLA. Sixty (60) days is the maximum allowable reimbursement for TLA unless the gaining base grants an extension. File for TLA at your gaining overseas PDS with lodging receipts every 10 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/or dependents before departure from the area of the old PDS within CONUS and after arrival 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 or your new PDS. Lodging costs incurred enroute will be reimbursed through the per diem reimbursement. EXCEPTION TO THE RULE – If you are PCSing CONUS to OCONUS or OCONUS to CONUS you are authorized one overnight stay at both your departure port and your arrival port. AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  21. 21. TLE How many days are payable? A total of 10 days in conjunction with a new PCS is payable in CONUS. For example: - 5 days in the vicinity of the old PDS and 5 days in the vicinity of the new PDS, or 10 days in the vicinity of either PDS. - 10 days in connection with a PCS from a PDS outside CONUS to a PDS in CONUS. - 5 days in connection with a PCS in CONUS to a PDS outside CONUS. You must utilize available billeting/TLF on base. Reimbursement for off-base lodging must be accompanied by either a “Statement of Non-Availability” or block 9 on the Application For Temporary Lodging Expense form must be filled out by the billeting/TLF office to certify lodging is not available. AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  22. 22. Dislocation Allowance The purpose of DLA is to partially reimburse a member for the expenses incurred in relocating the member’s household. Authorized for members when dependents will be making the move with the member or who will be residing in a designated location. Authorized for single member making a PCS move not assigned PERMANENT Government quarters at the new PDS. Your Briefer has brought a list of DLA current rates for you to check. AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  23. 23. Personal In-Processing System (PIPS) VideoThis video will give you a brief overview of the PIPS system and hopefully make u more comfortable in filing your PCS Voucher AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  24. 24. PCS In-Processing System (PIPS)AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  25. 25. Questions??? Make sure you bring your pay records, any tickets (issued or purchased), copies of your orders and any receiptsneeded to your in-processing briefing at your gaining base.AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  26. 26. PERSONAL PROPERTY SECTION AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  27. 27. Personal Property Section- Hours of operation- Location- Timeline for member to visit office w/orders- JPPSO-NE information- Entitlements -- JFTR weight entitlements -- Pro gear -- Excess cost- Types of moves -- Domestic -- Household goods, DITY/PPM AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  28. 28. Personal Property Section Cont’d -- International -- Household goods, Unaccompanied baggage, Non- Temporary storage, POV’s- Quality Assurance Inspector- Conclusion Questions? AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  29. 29. BREAKAMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  30. 30. Financial Planning for PCS Understand your entitlements Project expenses for departure location, en route, and upon arrival at new duty station Utilize your sponsor for accurate information regarding costs at your new location AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  31. 31. Claims 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 to forward to carrier Timeline for actual “claim” submission  9 months from date of delivery to be covered under “Full Replacement Value” coverage  2 years from date of delivery to be covered under old depreciation rules AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  32. 32. “Moving On” Tips (Before Moving Day)• 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 before movers arrive (this verifies what you own and the condition it is in)• 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’s contact 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 Power
  33. 33. “Moving On” Tips (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, Household Goods, Non-temporary Storage) • Unwanted items such as phonebooks, items to remain for the next owner/tenant AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  34. 34. “Moving On” Tips (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 if there are multiple pick-ups Monitor packers by frequent walk-arounds – don’t leave! 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 Power
  35. 35. “Moving On” Tips (Moving Day Cont’d) Moving Day Survival Kit • Ziploc bags, permanent marker, scissors, notepad (to bag 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 last minute if necessary) • Snacks, drinks AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  36. 36. Moving 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 Youth Sponsorship Program is available During the move, maintain your daily and weekly routines as much as possible Make your children part of the move by providing them a map of the route, highlight landmarks, etc. For more tips on moving with kids, visit the Military Child Education Coalition’s website: http://www.militarychild.org/ To research child care at your gaining location register for a free military membership with Sittercity (www.sittercity/dod) AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  37. 37. Moving with Pets For OCONUS moves, contact the base Veterinarian’s Office 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 pet if necessary Research local veterinarians and kennels prior to departure Make reservations at pet-friendly hotels along your route (www.petswelcome.com) Pet Quarantine Cost Reimbursement up to $550 AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  38. 38. Housing Referral Office Housing TipsAMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  39. 39. Housing 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, sign paperwork • Questions – Scott Family Housing - 746-4911 AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  40. 40. Housing• 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 for spouse/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 Power
  41. 41. Housing Applying for Housing at Next Duty Station • DD Form 1746, Application for Assignment to Housing • 2 copies of PCS orders and other paperwork (impending promotion, 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 Power
  42. 42. Housing 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 Power
  43. 43. Housing Contact Government Housing Office • Visit Patriots Landing Community Center  744-9880 or 744-9882 Questions AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  44. 44. Stress and Moving MILITARY FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANTAMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  45. 45. BREAK- DISMISS STATESIDE ATTENDEES - COLLECT CRITIQUES AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  46. 46. Overseas Survival Tips Research, research, research • Utilize your sponsor • Utilize on-line resources Plan out your move – use of temporary furnishings through Loan Locker (Scott) and Furnishings Management (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 Power
  47. 47. Vehicle Shipments Print the “Shipping Your POV” handout from the AF Move 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 letter from 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 a sealed box If damaged during shipment, take to Legal Office ASAP AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  48. 48. Documentation Requirements Review assignment RIP closely to determine if any additional paperwork is needed (i.e. passports, Visas, etc.) Visit Military Installations and/or contact your gaining MPF/A&FRC/sponsor to determine any required documentation Start gathering necessary documentation early – don’t wait until you have orders in hand unless necessary NOTE: Dependent passports require the signature of both biological parents AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  49. 49. Culture Shock Remember, you are a guest in their country. Don’t let your first impression be your ONLY impression (or your long-term perspective). Rely on your sponsor and co-workers to “show you the ropes”. Find out what is “taboo” to say or do. Get out and explore, don’t spend all of your time on base! Pace your travel – plan it out so you don’t miss anything! Learn the language! Survival words are better than none. You’ll feel more comfortable. AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power
  50. 50. Culture Shock Cont’d Learn the culture, don’t just endure it! Respect it, it’s probably older than ours… If you hate it, just remember, it’ll be over soon! Appreciate the opportunity to be there. You may never have 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 Power
  51. 51. Good Luck with your PCS!Please leave the Pre/Post-Test on the table as you leave. If you have compliments, comments, or concerns regarding service you received from the A&FRC during your visit today, please contact the A&FRC NCOIC or the A&FRC Chief by calling 256-8668. If concerns are not resolved to your satisfaction, you may contact the Airmen & Family Services Flight Chief at 256-5508. Thank you for attending. AMC’s Showcase Wing…Enabling Combat Power

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