by Debbie Gildea
Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs
3/16/2011 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Permanent-change-of-station moves to Yokota and Misawa air bases are currently delayed in the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami that caused catastrophic damage to locations throughout the country.
Wing commanders at both bases have issued stop-movement directives that affect military PCS moves, although the orders do not prevent currently assigned Airmen from returning to their home stations following leave, temporary duties or deployments.
In support of the stop-movement order, and to enable Airmen to make new plans and port-call reservations, Air Force Personnel Center assignment officials have adjusted all March and April inbound to Japan report-no-later-than dates to April 30, according to William Warner, a AFPC military assignments representative.
The RNLTD adjustment applies not only to Yokota and Misawa, but also to all geographically separated units and the units they serve in Japan, he said.
Airmen with orders who have not processed out from their current duty stations must not out-process. Those who have out-processed but have not yet departed have options that must be discussed with their servicing personnel sections.
All affected Airmen should contact their servicing personnel sections for instructions. Some service commitment dates may be affected, as well. For example, enlisted Airmen may be required to extend their enlistment by an additional month, Mr. Warner explained, while affected officers will not see a second seven-day option. Civilian Airman moves are also delayed until the order is lifted.
3/30/2011 1:55:03 AM ET Can we get an update to this? Is the April 30th RNLTD still good or does it look like it will be pushed back further? Also if the RNLTD is the 30th does that mean people can fly in the week or two prior?
3/19/2011 12:51:29 AM ET I was told that I am not going to Misawa but it still shows me going to Misawa on my VMPF. Also I have follow-on training which moves me to early May time frame arrival and I'm wondering does this stop-movement order even affect my PCS?
ArthurTerrence, Goodfellow TX
3/17/2011 11:54:17 PM ET I was wondering if this affects PCS moves to Okinawa as well as the mainland?