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:
IIIMEF-MCIPACBUL 1754 SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE TO PERSONNEL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
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.
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.
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.
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.