by 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron
6/16/2016 – ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — Due to market saturation in the commercial moving industry, a blackout for government procured shipments originating in South Dakota is currently in effect through mid-July for all personnel who intend to schedule a government procured move or release of non-temporary storage.
The earliest date personnel can request to schedule pack and pick-up of household goods or release of non-temporary storage is July 18.
If personnel have already scheduled their packing and pick-up date, the move will continue as scheduled. However, those who have recently received orders have the following three options:
Those with a departure date after mid-July must schedule their pick-up date later than July 18.
Those who must depart prior to mid-July can assign a releasing agent when submitting a Defense Personal Property System request. This individual will oversee the packing and pick-up of household goods.
Personnel may also use a personally procured move, which will reimbursed by the government upon completion.
As the permanent change of station season progresses, there may be changes to the blackout dates.
For more information, contact the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron Personal Property Section at (605) 385-6597.