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Time to Move

This section has tons of helpful information for everyone from an experienced mover to the first time personnel. IMPORTANT item to remember: Your move CAN NOT be booked UNTIL your documents have been dropped off or faxed to the Personal Property Office. Documents include - but not limited to: DD 1299, Application for Shipment and/or Storage of Personal Property; DD 1797, Personal Property Counseling Checklist; and copy of orders. After reviewing your basic entitlements based on the type of move, click on the DPS Guides tab above for guides that will assist with creating your application(s)

Permanent Change of Station Orders
Reviews basic entitlements for Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

Types of Shipment
Reviews the basic types of shipments (dependent on orders)

What do I need to get started?

Have you:

  1. Created your move application in
  2. Provided the Personal Property Office all the required documents?

If you have answered No to the above two questions, then please browse this section of the website for helpful tips and guidance. 

If you answered Yes you may want to still review some of the material provided for the pack out/delivery process.

1st Time Movers

First Time Moves.pdf
1st Time movers information (click on image)

Have you:

  1. Created your move application in
  2. Provided the Personal Property Office all the required documents?

If you have answered No to the above two questions, then please review the information in the presentation above.  If you answered yes you may want to still review some of the material. 

Presentation covers:

  • How do I get a password to create my shipment application (DPS/ETA/
  • Acronyms
  • Weight limitations
  • Types of Shipments:  Government Moves (HHG); Unaccompanied Baggage (UB); Storage options; Personally Procured Moves (PPM aka DITY)
  • What Can/Can Not be shipped
  • Professional Books Papers & Equipment (PBP&E or Pro Gear)
  • Can I ship my alcohol? Car? Boat?  Firearms?
  • Orders Information
  • Plan Your Move
  • Member/TSP Responsibilities
  • Storage
  • Claims
  • Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS)
  • links / Social Media


Basic moving information. Have you moved before - therefore you are not a First Time Mover and not ready to separate or retiree yet? Then this is tab for you.

Things you should know about moving

  • Types of Shipments
    • HHG Shipment
    • Personally Procured Move (PPM)
    • Combination Shipment
    • Unaccompanied Baggage
    • Non-Temporary Storage (NTS or long term storage)
    • Storage In Transit (SIT or short term storage)
    • Joint Spouse
  • What you should know BEFORE/AFTER your move
  • Member responsibilities and Transportation Service Provider (TSP) responsibilities
  • Moving Tips
  • Moving links

Retiree Information

Retirees Presentation
Retirees Presentation (click on image)

Are your retiring?  The presentation above covers:

  1. Regulation Guidance:  what benefits are available
  2. Shipping Extension Request
    • Educational
    • Medical
    • Other Deserving Cases
  3. Shipping Locations
  4. Types of Moves
  5. Informational links

Separatee / Involuntary Separatee

Separatee - Voluntary(click on image)

Involuntary Separatees.pdf
Separatee - Involuntary (click on image)

Separating from the Navy?  Above presentations may be helpful, they contain:

  • Definition of Separatees
  • Entitlements
  • Shipping Locations
  • Storage
  • Shipping Extension Request
  • Types of Moves
  • Informational links

Types of Move

DEFINITIONS OF ORDER TYPES and allowable Shipments

NOTE:  All combined shipments must not exceed full weight allowance.

Type Definition
PCS Permanent Change of Station. Assignment, detail or transfer to a different location that does not specify the duty as temporary. May have a Household Good (HHG) move, Personally Procured Move (PPM) or a combination of both move types.
Members who use their own Privately Owned Vehilce (POV) to perform a PPM are not authorized to request the advance operating allowance.
RETIREMENT Members are authorized to ship to Home of Selection (HOS); may perform HHG move, PPM or a combination of both move types and/or place items into Non-Temporary Storage (NTS or long term storage). Member has one year from the date of retirement to utilize their move allowance.
Items placed into NTS will have an expiration date of one year from the date of retirement.
HOME OF RECORD The place recorded as the individual's home when commissioned, appointed, enlisted, inducted or ordered into a tour of active duty.
Members may request a shipment from their home of record to their first Permanent Duty Station (PDS); may request a basic HHG shipment or PPM or a combination of both as long as the combined weight does not exceed the entitlement they had upon time of enlistment/commission.
NEW SPOUSE Members may move the property of a new spouse as long as the property was in the member‘s possession PRIOR TO the effective date of orders.Members who acquire property AFTER the effective date of orders must wait until issuance of new PCS orders to move acquied property.
The effective date = report date minus number of travel days plus one day.
Members may move acquired property as a HHG shipment or PPM or combine shipment types as long as their is an entitlement remaining on their orders.
SEPARATION Members authorized to ship property to Home of Record or Place of Enlistment.  May perform a HHG move, a PPM or a combination of both move types but all combined shipments must not exceed full weight allowance.  Separating members are not authorized an advance if performing a PPM.
Home Port Change Considered the same as a Permanent Change of Station (PCS); not all members qualify for a Home Port Change (HPC) certificate; members who qualify may move property to new home port; may have a full HHG shipment or PPM or combine the two shipment types as long as they do not exceed their full weight entitlement.  Shipment of one (1) POV MUST be in the HPC certificate and arrangements are made between the Command and the Vehicle Processing Center (VPC).

Personally Procured Move (PPM formerly known as DITY)

Are you interested in packing up your belongs and moving it yourself? If so review the information on this tab.

  • What is a PPM?
  • How to create a PPM request
  • PPM Advance limits
  • NAVSUP News
  • What's Needed
  • Checking a payment Status

PPM Checklist
Fast Start form 2231
This form is REQUIRED for Navy personnel.
Weight Scale Locator
Instructions for checking a PPM Claim Status
Have you submitted your Personally Procured Move (PPM) claim and would like to know the status? Click the blue words above to open instructions
Navy Audit PPM Website


Are you moving overseas and have some questions on what can be shipped; quarantine; or will my furniture fit? Request your patience while we are creating this key information. Below are the countries we have researched and designed easy to understand information. If you need more information or are moving to a different country, go to the Personal Property Consignment Instruction Guide (PPCIG) at

For assistance email or call 855-HHG-MOVE (855-444-6683)

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