- Misawa Air Base Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
- Shipping To A Base In The Oconus Area
- Full List Of Military Shipping Services We Offer
- Military Car Shipping
- Preparing Your Car For Shipment
- Military Motorcycle Shipping
- Preparing Your Motorcycle For Shipment
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Misawa Air Base Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport
Misawa Air Base is an airbase located in Misawa, Aomori, which is located in the northern part of the island of Honshu, Japan.
The airbase is located roughly 3 miles west of the Pacific Ocean. The airbase is the home of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, the United States Air Force, and the United States Navy. The base dates back to 1870 when Emperor Meiji gave a piece of land to the imperial army. The area eventually became Misawa AB.
There might be excitement to visit Japan and work in Misawa Air Base, but there might also be confusion on how to get your vehicle to the base with ease. Well, you are in the right place as A-1 Auto Transport ships POVs to Misawa Air Base.
Shipping to a Base in the OCONUS Area
Misawa Air Base is in Japan which is not part of the Continental United States. If you are posted outside the continent of the United States, you are entitled to government-sponsored shipping of one personal vehicle.
There is still a lot of work to be done about the sponsorship because there will be a lot of paperwork. So, take your PCS and visit your transportation officer to know what is required to get what you are entitled to.
Part of preparing your car for shipping is finding out what company you will hire for shipping. You can get shipping quotes from shipping companies to know what to expect.
Full List of Military Shipping Services We Offer
We ship all sorts of vehicles including:
Military Car Shipping
If you have done your paperwork correctly you should be eligible for government sponsorship. Some military-designated movers can ship your car. However, these companies offer bare-bone shipping services.
This is why you should consider hiring a third-party shipping company to get a better shipping experience.
There might be rules surrounding personal vehicles on Misawa AB. Conduct your research to find out what do rules are and make sure your vehicle meets the requirements.
Throughout the shipping process, a few documents will be needed and they include:
- Proof of ownership of the vehicle to be shipped
- Government-issued ID
- Permit to use a leased car in Misawa AB (this is for vehicles that are leased)
Preparing your car for Shipment
Getting your car ready is easy and important. It will reduce the chances of complications.
- Drain the gas in the gas tank to reduce the chances of spillage during transportation.
- Take pictures of the whole car noting marks and scratches it might have.
Military Motorcycle Shipping
You are entitled to government-sponsored shipping for one vehicle. If that vehicle is your motorcycle, you won’t have to pay for shipping. But if you have a car as well, it will be a good idea to pay for the shipping of the bike while the military covers costs for the car.
There are military movers that can get your bike to Misawa AB; however, you might not get the quality of service you want. This is why you should consider hiring a third-party shipping company.
You will need some documents during the processing of the shipping and they include proof of ownership and your military ID.
Preparing your motorcycle for Shipment
Getting your bike ready for shipping is an important step and it involves:
- Draining the gas in the gas tank reduces the likelihood of spillage.
- Taking pictures of the bike noting the marks and dents it might have.
You should be focused on reporting for duty at your new post and not be worried about shipping your vehicle. Let us handle that. Simply dial 1-800-452-2880.