Posted on Aug 24, 2020
SPC Josh Tharp
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I have a couple of registered personal firearms and my wife has a couple as well. Will we be able to take them when we PCS? Are there any processes that we need to be aware of regarding registering them for on base housing?

Thanks in advance!
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SSG(P) Casualty Operations Ncoic
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If you are going to be living on-post, you will have to register them with the post PMO. You will be able to keep them in your on-post residence, but you cannot transport them, with the exception of taking them off-post to shoot, and then back on post to *directly* return them to your quarters.

If you will be living off-post, then there is no restriction or registration necessary.

If you live in barracks, you will have to register your firearms, and keep them in the company arms room. Or you can not disclose you own them (unless there is a local policy that requires you report all firearms owned), and keep them off post in a storage facility.
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SPC Josh Tharp
SPC Josh Tharp
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Thanks for the detailed response!

I presume that registering in that manner applies to my wife's firearms as well as mine.

Do you know if it is the OCONUS or what changes for an OCONUS deployment?
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MAJ Byron O.
MAJ Byron O.
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This is spot on and I will add you need to know the state laws of where you are living. OCONUS includes Hawaii and Alaska and they are very different. It is my understanding if you PCS to Canada you can get paperwork to drive with them from CONUS to Alaska but I am not certain. I would recommend registering all weapons secured in on post housing with PMO regardless who owns them as I do not believe it matters. Do some checking at the post you are PCSing to and see if that is a loophole. Even if it is, you would need paperwork bringing them back on post to your residence.
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You may want to reach out to the overseas command/provost Marshall and with your local transportation office. Some overseas assignments you cannot ship weapons so verify with transportation on whether or not you can ship. SPC Josh Tharp
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SFC Marc Wagner
SFC Marc Wagner
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This is the experience I had at two bases.
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SSG All Source Intelligence Analyst
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Has to be registered with the provost Marshall first
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SSG Nathan S.
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Usually you have to check and clear\register it with the Provost Marshall on post first I believe. And even then I *think* it has to be secured in your Company's arms room. Our MP's here would know better than me...
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SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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This is this reason I SHALL NOT be living on base again. If I wanna go out and CC, I would have to coordinate with the unit armorer to be at the arms room, then I would have to sign out MY personal weapon and sign in MY personal weapon. The whole thing would most likely be a pain in the south end especially on weekends most likely adding on time and taking away from the unit armorers family time. Sorry. This issue is a hot button one for me.
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SFC John Wade
SFC John Wade
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There only required to be kept in the armsroom if you live in the barracks
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