JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. –
With high peak permanent change of station, PCS, season
fast approaching, the 633rd Force Support Squadron and 733rd Logistics
Readiness Squadron want to emphasize the FSS and LRS role in preparing service
members for their upcoming move.
The peak PCS season generally extends from May through
August each year and often impacts the timing and support of the Household
Goods program. The Air Force Personal
Property Activity identified that Langley Air Force Base has a high peak season
affecting both inbound and outbound assignments.
“A main concern is the need for PCS orders to schedule an
Airman’s household goods pickup through the Travel Management Office,” said
Staff Sgt. Julian Royal, 633rd Force Support Squadron Assistant noncommissioned
officer in charge, Outbound Assignments. “The best way to ensure an Airmen receives
their orders in a timely manner is to have all required documents submitted
when they are due; an in-lieu-of letter will only be issued in extreme cases or
According to Sergeant Royal, the outbound assignments office
will then prioritize the Airman’s orders by the Report No Later than Date for
Additionally, if needed, Report No Later than Date change
requests can be submitted through the Virtual Military Processing Flight, with
coordination and approval required from both the losing and gaining
To help mitigate delays, 633rd FSS and 733rd LRS are
leveling inbound/outbound assignments to the local carrier capacity to help
improve the quality of moves for Airmen and their families, according to Arthur
Miller, 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Personal Property and Quality
“Most importantly, customers should know that the LRS
Personal Property office and FSS Outbound assignments are available to provide
guidance, counseling and support,” said Miller.
The following tips
can help customers prepare for the peak season:
- Be flexible; provide both primary and alternate move
- Provide valid e-mail addresses and phone numbers that
are valid and used throughout the move.
- Obtain, and keep numbers and points of contact from the
transportation service provider conducting the move.
- Contact Personal Property Processing Office (PPPO)
immediately if the moving company doesn't initiate contact within 10 days of
the scheduled pack and pick-up dates or if the company doesn't arrive on the
- Consider moving outside the peak summer season, when
- Consider performing a Personally Procured Move (PPM).
For further information regarding household good moves, please
contact the 733rd LRS Personal Property Office at (757) 764-4151/2090. For further information regarding Outbound
Assignments, please contact 633rd FSS Outbound Assignments at (757) 764-7047/