INBOUND HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND UNACCOMPANIED BAGGAGE
Incoming Soldiers should, at their first opportunity, contact the Transportation Office in the Strom Thurmond Building, Room 102, if they have unaccompanied baggage or household goods en route to Fort Jackson. In the event that property has not arrived here, Soldiers should provide a work and contact telephone number. This initial contact may save the Soldier considerable time in arranging for delivery. For more information about inbound household goods shipments, call 803-751-7694/7695. Because of the high volume of calls received, contact information can be faxed to the “Inbound Section” at 803-751-4437. Be sure to include the full name of the sponsor and the area code with phone numbers.
OUTBOUND HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND UNACCOMPANIED BAGGAGE
Soldiers departing the installation for permanent change of station, retirement or separation should contact the Personal Property Branch at 803-751-5137/5138 to arrange an outbound counseling at least 30 days in advance of their anticipated move. As much as four to six weeks’ advance notice is required for the months of May through August due to the high volume of personnel relocating. This also applies to all DOD military and civilian personnel departing on official orders.
Most personnel with permanent change of station orders now have the option to arrange for the movement of their personal property online at www.move.mil. Call the office for more information.
Personnel making their first move or last move (including retirees, separations and casualty officers) are not authorized to self-counsel. They need to call 803-751-5137/5138 to arrange an appointment for an outbound household goods briefing. Casualty officers should specify their role when calling.
If coming in for group counseling, the member should bring two copies of his or her orders for each type of shipment to be made (household goods to destination, household goods to storage, baggage, etc.) and a completed questionnaire form. Questionnaire forms are available in advance in Room 102 of the Strom Thurmond Building, 5450 Strom Thurmond Blvd.