I'm due to move to Japan in a month or so and there is a strong rumor going around that the Navy may issue a dependent stop movement order soon. This would basically keep military PCS'ing to Japan but dependents would no longer be allowed. The air force may have already instituted this but I don't have access to AF message traffic.Can anyone confirm this or have any insights? My family is excited to go to Japan, and we understand the nuclear pant is several hundred miles away. I would hate for them to miss out because of fear.
Posted By Phantomgrift on 03-25-2011 2:25 AM Evening everyone. I guess I'm glad I found this forum. (Though now I'll need to tell my wife about it.) I had orders to the Essex out of Sasebo, but the Stop Movement cropped up and this is turning into a frustrating pile of suck. I just recently returned from an IA to GTMO. Because of that, I relocated my wife to Missouri. I was originally going to come back here to Virginia, check out and then go back and help both of us move. As it stands, now I'm stuck here in Virginia, not having seen my wife in almost a year save for the three-week period following my return, and it turns out we're pregnant. After spending almost seven years in Oceana, I'm ready to move on in my career and we were both really looking forward to this Japan billet. Now I just hope that this "Stop Movement" becomes something that only takes a couple of weeks or months to resolve. Anything would be better than just kinda sitting here dusting my heels while she's back in MO. (I'll also apologize as I know this is kind of a morose first post for a forum board.)
Hi Everyone, Thanks for the information thus far. My husband (Active Navy) has orders to report no later than 27 May. It's a 3 year tour. If the Navy decides not to let dependants accompany the service member, would it become an unaccompanied PCS and therefore not be a 3 year tour? Also, if the Navy says put a stop movement order for dependants, how long do you think it would be in place?Our storage shipment is scheduled for 11 April, HHG 21 April. I'm wondering if we cancel it would it be difficult to reschedule it. The home we rent has sold and the new owners more in 6 May. Guess I'll need to find temporary housing.However, to put things in perspective...we are doing so much better than the people of Japan. We have no room to complain. I feel so bad for all of them.Teamkamere
Posted By Zeniel on 03-29-2011 3:27 AM
According to NAVADMIN 100/11 it looks like Sasebo and Okinawa may not be affected by the stop movement anymore.
Posted By Megz919 on 03-29-2011 3:07 AM
I'm not allowed to move anywhere when he leaves. I was thinking of just moving back to home state after he left if the hold was going to be awhile but apparently im not allowed.
Its the newiest Message from the DoN. So what it says to me is dependents going to Sasabo and Okinawa are good to go.
Posted By lbelurgi on 04-02-2011 2:18 AM
The navy wont give my husband the pays he deserves for having a family there either because i am not there yet, so that is another problem all together. The most frustrating part is Sasebo has not been affected by the earthquake at all, they are having no issues. I dont understand why the stop movement is affecting parts of japan that are not having any issues at all. I did hear that the command there is working getting a blanket waiver for their base so families and sailors can report so i have my fingers crossed!