S-4/DMO/Personal Property


The Marine Corps Base Hawaii Personal Property Office (PPO) is committed to providing instructions on related services to all DoD uniformed service members and civilian employees within a specific geographic area of responsibility. These areas of responsibility can be found in the Personal Property Consignment Instruction Guide (PPCIG) published by SDDC and located within DPS.


Distribution Management Office, Kaneohe MCBH
Building 209, 2nd and C Street

Personal Property Shipments

DOD servicemembers and government civilian travelers will initiate the shipment of personal property through a PCS (Permanent Change of Station), retirement, early return of dependents (ERD), BLUEBARK, or separation travel order/authorization. The Personal Property Processing Office (PPPO) will verify the type of shipment authorized to be utilized based on the orders.

The types of shipments are as follows:

  • Household Good (HHG)
  • Unaccompanied Baggage (UB)
  • Non-Temporary Storage (NTS)
  • Personally Procured Move (PPM)

DoD service members and civilians must use the DPS website to start their move with proper orders. Customers are responsible for creating their own DPS accounts, as DMO PPPO does not handle account creation; this responsibility lies with the customer.

Defense Personal Property System


Household Goods Shipment (HHG)

HHG shipments, are done by a government-furnished moving company, involve packing and transporting all belongings to the authorized location. The allowed weight depends on rank, with or without dependents.


Unaccompanied Baggage Shipment (UB)

UB shipments, a fraction of your total weight allowance, are meant to arrive before the main belongings. They include smaller items like personal clothing, essential kitchenware, and collapsible items for dependent care. Appliances and furniture are not allowed in UB shipments, with a maximum weight limit of 2,000 lbs.


Non-Temporary Storage (NTS)

NTS shipment is the long-term storage of your belongings that are not shipped to your new duty station. The storage location will be located on the coast near the origin or pickup location where the items may remain for the duration of your upcoming tour.


Personally Procured Move (PPM)

PPM is a self-move where you pack/unpack and transport your belongings to the new location. Expenses are covered by the member with reimbursement later. If needed pay advancement must be requested and approved through DPS.

Personally Owned Vehicle (POV)

Members are allowed the shipment/storage of one POV at the government's expense, in accordance with the PCS/Retirement/Separation travel order/authorization.

PCS My POV Website

Unit Deployment Storage Program (UDP)

The UDP is for members authorized to store personal effects and/or a POV during deployments It is applicable to members not receiving BAH during deployment. For those receiving BAH, UDP may be authorized if they forfeit their BAH entitlement.

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-This also applies to personnel going TAD for more than 30 but less than 90 days, please come in person or call the numbers below for further details.

Points of Contact

For all Personal Property requests please call or email the Distribution Management Office.

Frequently used numbers are as follows:

Distribution Management Office 808-496-3566
Distribution Management SNCOIC 808-496-6717

Marine Corps Base Hawaii