Coast Guard AIRSTA/SFO Port Angeles Administration Department assists personnel with setting up the shipping of household goods, vehicles, and transportation planning. Moves concerning household goods shipments are coordinated through the U.S. Navy transportation office at Bangor Sub Base or PSSU Seattle. Arranging for household goods shipment or storage takes time for contracting and coordination. Personnel should ensure they make an appointment at least 20-30 days in advance of the date the shipment will be required.
HHGs counseling in not done here, however if you would like one-on-one counseling you may contact PSSU Seattle at (206) 217-6715 or Navy Sub Base Bangor at (360) 476-7671.
Shipment of Personal Property / Household Goods (HHG)
Shipping or Receiving of HHGs
There are three distinct ways for members to arrange for the shipment/receipt of their household goods:
NOTE: Overseas moves are extremely complex in their entitlements and therefore members will be counseled on an individual basis for this type of move.
Storage of Personal Property
Storage in Transit (SIT)
Temporary -- Temporary storage may be authorized at origin, or at destination. This type of storage is in connection with the shipment. You must designate a city and a state and take delivery. You are authorized 90 days temporary storage. If you need additional storage time, you must request an extension from the destination transportation office. Civilians are entitled to 90 days temporary storage only. Once the authorized temporary storage period expires, you must bear the cost of further storage and make payment directly to the storage company.
NOTE: If your entitlement to property stored at government expense expires and the shipment is turned over to a commercial storage account; storage charges are the responsibility of the member.
Non-Temporary Storage (NTS)
NTS is long-term storage that can be stored anywhere between 6 to 36 months. It is usually authorized in specific cases (ARDUOUS DUTY, "A"-SCHOOLS, OVERSEAS DUTY, or OTHER DESERVING CASES). Great care should be taken in separating items to be shipped and stored because once in storage, it is not easy to retrieve them. Service members may need to request an extension of their non-temp storage if their rotation date back to the States changes and more time is needed. Failure to do this may result in the service member having to pay storage fees. When it comes time to have your NTS delivered, you will need to fill out a form "REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF NON-TEMPORARY STORAGE.” This request may either be processed through the transportation office that did the non-temp storage paperwork or your current Transportation Office. To prevent excess costs, the total weight of your property shipped and stored should not exceed your authorized weight allowance.
NOTE: Remember that it is the member's responsibility to notify the Transportation Office of any change in orders or other information affecting the member's entitlement to ship or store his/her household goods.
The SPM Move Program is designed to allow YOU to move your own household goods and receive a monetary incentive payment of up to 95% of what it would cost the government to move you.
There are no longer restrictions on the type of vehicle used.
Documentation Needed to File an SPM Claim
All the above forms (signed by the member)
Weight Tickets (certified by a weight master) 1 Empty, 1 Full.
NO WEIGHT TICKETS NO INCENTIVE PAY
Where to Mail SPM Claim
Coast Guard Finance Center
ATTN: DITY Move Desk
PO Box 4102
Chesapeake, VA 23327-4102
Compare information on Navy transportation web site for SPM moves (https://symposium.navtrans.navy.mil)
All moves are now covered with Full Replacement Value, which means if the carrier ruins any of your HHG's, they will be responsible for full replacement. Claims will be made directly to the carrier, and must be made within 75 days of the delivery of your HHG's and must be made on form 1840 (R) or (Pink Copy).
of Privately Owned Vehicle (POV)
You are entitled to ship one POV to, from or between places overseas, or upon official change of homeport of a vessel to which you are assigned (with the exception of Alaska). The Transportation office will determine your entitlement based on your PCS orders. The Military Traffic Command has vehicle processing centers in specific locations for debarkation/embarkation in the United States and overseas.
See your local Transportation Office for further assistance.
You will need to have 5 copies of the following documents when you deliver your vehicle to the Vehicle Processing Center (VPC): 5 Copies of your orders; your military ID Card, your valid Driver's License; your Vehicle Registration, and 5 copies of your proof of insurance.
For the Seattle area, our vehicle processing information is listed below:
302 Ross Way
Tacoma, WA 98042
Phone (800) 597-1833 OR (253) 272-1712
Hours: M-F 0800-1700