The Joint Personal Property Shipping Office — Washington Area (JPPSOWA), is one of nine JPPSOs serving Department of Defense. It is a jointly-staffed organization assigned to the U.S. Military District of Washington in the District of Columbia.
Located in Building 1466, Gunston Road, Fort Belvoir, the JPPSOWA mission is to provide consolidated traffic management services for shipment, receipt and storage of personal property for service members and DoD civilians moving into, within and out of the District of Columbia, eight independent cities and 24 counties in Virginia, nine counties in West Virginia and three counties in Maryland.
JPPSOWA’s hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office can be contacted at 703-806-4900; however, the Automated Voice Response Unit can be reached 24 hours a day at 703-806-4900, to check on inbound, outbound and non-temporary storage shipments. The office also uses beepers to alert personnel of shipment arrivals and a web page through which much of the interaction with JPPSOWA can be completed.
Regardless of branch of service, service members may contact any of the following processing offices to arrange shipment of household goods:
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility
Washington, Prince George’s County, Maryland
Marine Corps Base Quantico
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Distribution Management Office
Henderson Hall portion of the joint base