Armed Forces News

Sailors now can ship unaccompanied baggage by express services to new duty stations in three to seven days in the continental United States and in 10 to 14 days overseas. To qualify, sailors must be on permanent change of station or temporary duty orders and must have a legitimate need, such as a short reporting date to a deploying ship or a PCS without authorized leave in between. The program covers items of necessity, such as clothing, cooking and eating utensils, and small appliances. Furniture is not included. Sailors who want more information should contact their local Personal Property Office, check NAVSUP’s Web site at, or contact the NAVSUP Household Goods Helpline at 1-800-444-7789.