Civilian employees AND FAMILY
Please refer to the following checklist for items you will need to complete before, during, and after you PCS to Okinawa:
Your sponsor is responsible for helping you PCS and keeping you and your family members alive and fed during your restriction of movement (ROM). If you have orders to Okinawa and your sponsor has not contacted you, contact your gaining command to ensure your sponsor reaches out as soon as possible.
Throughout the checklist and PCS process, you may find it convenient to give your sponsor a Special Power of Attorney (SPOA) so that they can handle many checklist items on your behalf. Coordinate with your sponsor to find the best path forward for your situation.
The sponsor is not responsible financially and should work out electronic payment options to be reimbursed by you (Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, NavyFed, etc.). Your sponsor should keep all receipts and log all expenses paid.
RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT
Upon arrival at MCB Butler, you will immediately begin a ROM. This necessitates that you complete your checklist promptly and coordinate with your unit well ahead of time to ensure your ROM period is as smooth as possible.
Your ROM procedures will vary depending on your vaccination status, but may entail not leaving your ROM location and not having any guests enter your residence or lodging. All meals will be delivered to you by your sponsor via grocery drop-offs at your door.
It is not recommended to bring pets to Okinawa due to exorbitant costs and inconveniences you may personally incur during the PCS process to and from Okinawa. Pets are also not authorized in many on and off-base homes.
If you do decide to PCS with your pet, you MUST take initiative ahead of time to ensure you complete all necessary steps for PCS’ing with your pet.
You can access information for PCS’ing to Okinawa with your pet here, as well as within the checklist.