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Guam PCS Guide

Please check out our "1st Fifteen" PCS Checklist to assist with a smooth transition: 1st Fifteen

Congratulations on your assignment to Guam! As you begin your PCS, please consider the following:

You are advised to read your orders in full.
Your orders include how to reach your new command, sponsor, and Ombudsman. Review this information and the information available on the “Go Guam” website in full. If you have any questions or have not made contact with your sponsor, do not hesitate to contact the appropriate person, listed here.

Geographic Bachelors (GBs) going to sea duty:
There is no designated housing or barracks for GBs on Guam. You will not be authorized OHA, however you will be authorized BAH based on your dependent’s location. GBs on sea duty in Guam will reside on a submarine or submarine tender.

Dependents and passports
All dependents accompanying a service member in a Guam PCS must obtain a No-Fee passport and are highly encouraged to obtain a tourist passport.
However, dependents traveling on PCS Orders can use the orders and No-Fee passport to get to and from the U.S. A service member’s orders and a military ID card will suffice in lieu of a No-Fee passport, but a tourist passport is strongly recommended.

Pets
If you are bringing a pet to Guam, your primary contact is the Guam Department of Agriculture:

Guam Department of Agriculture
Animal Health Section
163 Dairy Road
Mangilao, Guam 96913
Tel: (671) 300-7966 Fax: (671) 734-6569
E-mail: gu.agri@yahoo.com 

Contact the Department of Agriculture as soon as possible. Guam is a rabies-free territory, and the government has strict quarantine requirements for importation of dogs and cats. The standard quarantine period is 120 days in a commercial facility, such as the Andersen Pet Lodge (671-366-5020), if proper preparations are made in advance. Contact your veterinarian and the Guam Department of Agriculture to learn more about the in-home quarantine option. Additionally if you are bringing a pet to Guam, it is recommended that you call Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) and check availability for pet-friendly lodging upon your arrival to Guam:

Toll Free: 1-877-NAVY-BED
Tel: (671) 339-5259
DSN: (315) 339-5259
Fax: (671) 339-6250
Website: http://ngis.dodlodging.net/

Phone service
Most mainland U.S. cell phone carriers are not compatible on Guam. It is highly recommended that you plan on purchasing a new phone, switch to a local carrier, or unlock your phone prior to arrival.

Up-front expenses
Prepare to pay for select expenses up-front during your PCS. While you will be reimbursed for many of these, proper preparation for initial out-of-pocket expenses may alleviate financial hardship upon arrival. Expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  • Kennel fees (save receipts)
  • Phone compatible with Guam carriers
  • Rental car
  • Funds to purchase a car upon arrival
  • Approximately one month’s worth of lodging costs
  • Deposit and first month’s rent if you intend to live off-base
  • Set-up fees for power, water, phone and internet services, trash

Loaners
There is a Loaner Locker provided by Fleet and Family Support Center on Naval Base Guam, which provides
dishes, pots and pans, utensils, appliances, highchairs, pack-n-plays and more. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/FFSCGuam or contact FFSC:

FFSC Tel: 671-333-2056/57/58
Email: ffscguam@fe.navy.mil

Incentives and entitlements·        
While on Guam, you may be eligible for select incentives or entitlements. Please visit the “Incentives and Entitlements” page for more details.

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