Unit HomePCS during COVID-19Sponsors

Please refer to the following checklist for items you will need to complete before, during, and after the person or family you are sponsoring PCS’s to Okinawa:

Unaccompanied sponsor

Accompanied sponsor



If you are a newly appointed sponsor of a service member, civilian, and/or family, congratulations! You are the center of gravity for ensuring the PCS process is as smooth as possible for the person or family you are sponsoring.

Sponsorship Training

Upon being notified you have been selected as a sponsor, the first step is to attend sponsorship training. To sign up for sponsorship training please call DSN 253-3542 or from a cell phone at 0827-79-3542.

Sponsor responsibilities

Your sponsor is responsible for helping you PCS and keeping you and your family members supplied with food during your 14 days of restriction of movement (ROM). This should NOT be a financial burden for your sponsor. All expenses taken care of by your sponsor should be repaid. If you have orders to Okinawa and your sponsor has not contacted you, contact your gaining command to ensure they are tracking your arrival.

Why Sponsorship is important

PCS’ing is difficult and can be stressful under normal conditions. PCS’ing during the COVID-19 pandemic is even more difficult and burdensome on those PCS’ing. By being a good host and helping those PCS’ing with completing all of the added requirements, you have the ability to make their life easier and make a positive impact on our Okinawa community.


Video by Lance Cpl. Brennan Beauton, Lance Cpl. Isaac Munce, Lance Cpl. Ryan Pulliam, Cpl. Terry Wong
Okinawa 2020 PCS Video
Marine Corps Installations Pacific
July 17, 2020 | 5:03
For inbound personnel joining the III MEF and MCIPAC family under the current conditions, please take a few minutes to learn about the process of transitioning to Okinawa. Our top priorities are to preserve the force ,protect our families and the local community. The efforts that we take together to prevent further spread of COVID-19 will help us arrest the spread. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Marine Corps Installations Pacific)

For more information please contact your sponsor or visit Marine Corps Community Services at https://www.mccsokinawa.com/welcomeaboard/