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10/09/2011
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This is by far my favorite place on earth!  So happy to be here!  New housing in a great neighborhood on a beautiful island full of friendly people.  I never want to leave!




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09/08/2011
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susanna says:
April 15, 2011 at 8:12 am

Savannah tells us on the discussion boards of facebook.com/militarydutystations:

Cars: We are flying out of Dallas, TX. I spoke with them, and they said it takes 24-30 days. I?「どィび「m going to try to ship it out early, and then we?「どィび「ll spend some time with family, so it should be about there by the time we arrive. The military pays for the shipment of 1 car. You set that up yourself?「どィャカ they have a website- https://www.whereismypov.com/locations.asp . They have very specific instructions on there on what all to bring and do for your car shipment?「どィャカ you show up to one of their centers with your car and all the necessary paperwork, and they will ship it off

Pets: Yes, I checked on the pet quarantine regulations as soon as Hawaii was a possibility for us. In case anyone else wants to know more about it, they have a 5 day or less program now?「どィて you just have to make sure your pet has had 2 rabies vaccinations, at least 90 days apart, and also a FAVN blood test (at least a month after last rabies shot) showing they?「どィび「re rabies resistant at least 120 days before arrival. If you mail Hawaii your paperwork early with the money, and bring with you their health certificate from within the past 14 days (which also documents the vet applying Frontline to them), and it?「どィび「s at least an hour before they close, they can qualify for direct airport release?「どィャカ otherwise they enter the 5 day or less program, which also costs more money. If you don?「どィび「t dot your i?「どィび「s and cross your t?「どィび「s, it?「どィび「s 4 months in quarantine and over $1,000! Terrible. I started doing my dog?「どィび「s stuff months ago just in case we did get Hawaii?「どィャカ thank goodness!

Household goods:
Because it takes so long for your things to arrive, pack all your clothes and things you immediately needs in suitcases?「どィャカ check different airlines policies on their websites regarding their military travel luggage allowances?「どィャカ some of them have great policies like dependants are allowed 3 checked bags free.

It takes about a month for your household goods to get here. You are allowed to ship some things as expedited shipping (forgot what the name actually is)?「どィャカ the movers will pack those things up separatedly, and they arrive in about 2 weeks I believe. Your personal property office (PPO) always handles the paperwork and sets up your move once you contact them telling them when you need to move?「どィャカ they will tell you the necessary paperwork to fill out and what to give them. They will give you more info on the nitty gritty details of the shipment?「どィャカ only certain things can go into the expedited shipment, like bedding and clothes?「どィャカ everything else will go into the main shipment which takes a month to arrive. You cannot have any liquids (at all), batteries, or anything flammable in your shipment. Even after you are married, he will have to have a Power of Attorney for you done at the legal office on base?「どィて that will give you the authority to handle any business matters?「どィャカ like moving and shipping the car off! They will not let you ship the car off without a copy of the power of attorney. You also cannot talk to the personal property office to set up your move until you have a power of attorney done. It?「どィび「s a very quick procedure?「どィャカ a general poa is a document that?「どィび「s already drawn up, they just insert your names, and he signs it?「どィャカ very simple and quick.

SO, to recap: after you?「どィび「re married and have your POA, you need to get in touch with the personal property office on base to get your move set up?「どィャカ and then gets your ducks in a row to get your car shipped off! He can contact the personal property office as well. You can also then get your names put on the wait list for housing if you want to go that route.

Oops, I?「どィび「m so sorry, I meant to say it takes up to 3 months for your household goods to arrive!!!!! It?「どィび「s just 1 month for the car.

The movers only come to pack up your things at once?「どィャカ so if you can live without all your stuff for a while, then sure, send it ahead of you! They say it takes 60-90 days for everything to arrive. It took our hhg 2 months. I sent my car a month ahead and borrowed a family members in the meantime so that we would have something to drive immediately without having to rent a car. Sounds like you?「どィび「ve got a plan?「どィャカ once you get married here, you can get enrolled into DEERS, get your ID, get tricare changed over to Tricare Prime (if that?「どィび「s what you want to do instead of Standard that you will be automatically enrolled in), and get your POA?「どィャカ you can go to the personal property office and set up your move and to housing office as well! That?「どィび「ll be great?「どィャカ so much easier to talk in person than trying to reach people on the phone! The housing office also can help you look for rentals out on the island. Forest City owns and manages the base housing now. Congratulations to you! It?「どィび「s a hard life, but it?「どィび「s worth it :) . It?「どィび「s beautiful here; you?「どィび「ll enjoy it!!!


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