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Aug. 15, 202213 Minutes

Containerization of Your Personal Property

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Learn the difference between containerization and crating for moving personal property and how each is used for domestic and overseas PCS moves. Criteria for using containerization for domestic moves and crating for specialty items, whether to keep crates from move to move, how containers are sealed with tamper-evident seals to prevent opening during transportation, and what qualifies for additional unaccompanied baggage shipments for overseas moves are all discussed.


Military OneSource and U.S. Transportation Command offer support to service members and their families moving between installations. Find out how personal property is moved for overseas and domestic moves and how containerization and crating is used to contain and protect personal property during shipment.

Moving Your Personal Property page on Military OneSource
Crating and Containerization fact sheet
Defense Personal Property System, or DPS

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Military life topics including deployment, PCS, recreation, relationships, finances, parenting, etc.


Moving & PCS, Moving Your Personal Property

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Family With Special Needs, New to the Military, Parent, Service Member, Spouse

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Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force


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