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NEWS | May 2, 2018

Are you ready to PCS?

By 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

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 circumstances.”

According to Sergeant Royal, the outbound assignments office will then prioritize the Airman’s orders by the Report No Later than Date for their assignments.

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 commanders. 

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 Assurance chief.


“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 dates.


- 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 moving day.


- Consider moving outside the peak summer season, when possible.


- 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/ 3026.