Personal Property Processing Office (PPPO)
Arc Light Boulevard
Yigo, Guam 96543
Phone 671-366-3708 / 671-366-7193
Phone (DSN) 315-366-3708
Fax (DSN) 315-366-5272
Arranging Household Goods Shipments
As soon as you are alerted to your upcoming permanent change of station move, you can start getting your house and family ready. Clean up and get rid of junk. Hold a yard sale or donate serviceable items you no longer need. Gather important family records.
If you are moving overseas, begin to plan what items will go in unaccompanied baggage, in your household goods shipment and in permanent storage. Remember, in overseas areas, the electric current may be different and houses are generally much smaller than those in the United States. These are good questions to ask your sponsor.
Household Goods Shipping Process
The Defense Personal Property System is the online system you will use to manage your household goods shipment. For how-to guides to assist with your application go to Move.mil.
Moving with your pet includes researching airline requirements and quarantine restriction laws in your new location. Many airlines have requirements for size, weight, breed, number of animals, kennel construction, documentation and seasonal limitations. Small pets may be shipped on military flights, but availability and regulations are always changing. Search Move.mil for more general information on shipping pets.
Many international locations have strict importation laws, including extended quarantines and restrictions on breeds or types of animals. Carefully research these rules as they could impact your moving schedule. You may also find some locations in the United States that have restrictions on certain animals and breeds. Review your new installation's "Shipping Pets" in MilitaryINSTALLATIONS for details.
"It's Your Move"
Review the U.S. Transportation Command booklet, "It's Your Move," for detailed information on weight allowances, the household goods shipping process, storage, automobile shipments, claims processes and the customer satisfaction survey.
Installation Specific Information
This narrative is current and applies to most military personnel and federal civilians being assigned to Andersen AFB, Guam. Refer to the contact list for more information. Review the attached document for detailed information about the Shipment of Firearms to Guam.
Eligible members stationed in the contiguous United States may arrange for the pack out of their full weight allowance upon receiving orders. The carrier or agent can then move the shipment to Guam immediately. It is recommended members stationed overseas arrange for the immediate shipment of household goods upon receipt of orders, because of the lengthy transit time from some overseas-to-overseas locations. Members are also entitled to an unaccompanied baggage shipment or express shipment.
The estimated shipping time for household goods and privately owned vehicles from both the U.S. East Coast and West Coast is 45 to 60 days. This is the reason to make sure the unaccompanied baggage shipment has enough materials in it to set up a temporary residence.
Inbound members should leave their gas stoves and dryers in storage in the U.S. because government quartes and private rentals are equipped with electrically operated appliances. However, most private rentals do not provide washers and dryers. Storage in government quarters is very limited, so people should leave all major appliances they will not use on Guam, such as an extra refrigerator or large chest type freezer, in temporary storage in the U.S.
Air Force members should call the traffic management office at 671-366-4227 and leave their phone number and address. For information about privately owned vehicles, call 671-339-2205.
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