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Newcomers - Preparing your Household Goods

When you're deciding which personal items to ship, the Traffic Management Office should be the first stop after you receive orders. The staff at TMO has a list of weight allowances for household goods and a list of items that can and cannot be shipped.

Upon arrival, government furniture is available in your dorms.

When PSCing to Kunsan AB, you should not ship your washer, dryer, microwave, oven or refrigerator--these items are available in government quarters.

Be prepared to wait 35 to 60 days for your unaccompanied baggage and 60 to 70 days for your household goods from the date of shipment.

Extras to bring with you
Bring linens, blankets, and towels with you. To prevent the possibility of being without sheets, blankets or towels until your baggage arrives, please remember to pack your own in your luggage or mail them to yourself at your unit. If you choose to mail items to yourself, you may be reimbursed for the cost of the postage--contact your origin TMO/CPC for an authorization letter. Your sponsor will be able to assist you with APO mailing information.

Items to typically ship are dependent on you as an individual. The Exchange at Kunsan is small and you may not find all the items you want. Osan has a larger Exchange, but is 2.5 hours away on Wolf Pack Wheels.

Items in which you should bring but not limited to depending on your weight allowance:
- Uniforms
- Civilian Clothing (Warm and Cold Weather) (Rain Wear)
- Entertainment Items...Guitar, Xbox, PS3, Computer, books, etc.
- Cooking items for officers are not provided in the dorms. Recommend bringing plates, pots and pans, silverware, etc. There are microwaves and refrigerators in the officer quarters and shared appliances in the enlisted dorms.

It is important when you arrive that your correct contact information is on file so the appropriate offices may contact you when your property arrives.

For more information, check out
For information on weigh allowances and other Travel Regulations, visit the Defense Travel Management Office and JFTR.


Current as of April 14, 2021