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TMO office helps Airmen through PCS transition

Posted 9/4/2012   Updated 9/4/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by 2nd Lt. Allanna Jones
333rd Training Squadron


9/4/2012 - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- The Keesler Traffic Management Office is one of a kind, a one stop shop for all moving, PCS, and travel needs. Providing Airmen with an on-site commercial moving contractor and a Commercial Travel Office to ease stresses associated with permanent change of station moves.

The office was established in 1991 as an independent operation by Henry Watson with Ms. Carol Emling, as supervisor, and called it the Tech Training Traffic Management Office. Prior to the office's existence there was one Airman in charge of handling all in-processing non-prior service students, which created a logistical mess. Now, there are two offices, one in the Sablich Center and one in the Levitow Training Support Facility in the Triangle training area, used solely to ease the logistics of Airmen arriving or leaving the base.

The Levitow TMO office provides crucial personal property and travel counseling to get the job done right the first time, mitigate any burdens on the students and save the government money. The office provides crucial personal property and travel counseling.

First-time movers, Airmen moving dependents, moving overseas or those just simply needing general assistance, the Levitow TMO office wants to "go the extra mile to help make their transition a little smoother and ensure our NPS know that they are not alone in this process" says Tawanda Simpson, Triangle TMO office customer service.

On average the staff members help approximately 90 airmen per day, inputting more than 100 personal property shipments per week. They see each NPS student once or twice before they leave Keesler, making approximately 350 customers a week and 12,000 to date, this fiscal year. The office so far has already issued 3,000 government tickets and performed 3,000 personal property shipments.

Due to the speed and urgency of their job, the Levitow office has a "One Team, One Fight, roll up our sleeves and get it right!" mentality said Simpson. Please take advantage of the knowledge and services this office is here to provide.

The Triangle TMO office is located in the Levitow Training Support Facility, Room 211. They are open 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. For more information call 228-377-1263/4557.
 



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