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TransCom Rolls Out New Program for Household Moves

American Forces Press Service

SCOTT AIR FOCE BASE, Ill., Aug. 26, 2008 – U.S. Transportation Command and the Army's Military Surface Distribution and Deployment Command have announced the initial rollout of a new automated system for movement of servicemembers’ and government civilians’ household goods.

The Defense Personal Property System, or DPS, automates much of the process of pre-move counseling, scheduling, tracking, invoicing and claims filing for household goods shipments, officials said.

DPS operations will begin Sept. 10 at 18 transportation offices designated in conjunction with their service headquarters, and it will be available to transportation offices worldwide Jan. 22.

The new system implements elements of TransCom’s “Families First” initiative, and will replace TOPS, the Transportation Operational Personal Property Standard System.

(From a U.S. Transportation Command news release.)

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