Turning in OCIE in theater.
NOW, YOU CAN TITLE YOUR NEWEST TUNE WITH A COUNTRY FLAIR: WHY LUG IT WHEN I CAN LEAVE IT?
EVERYBODY WHISTLE ALONG! A ONE-ANNA-TWO-ANNA YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!
IF YOU HAVE ORDERS FOR A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION OR SERVICE SEPARATION WITHIN SO DAYS OF RETURNING TO YOUR HOME STATION, NOW YOU CAN TURN IN YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING AND INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT (OCIE) BEFORE YOU LEAVE THEATER.
THIS POLICY INCLUDES QUALIFYING CONTRACTORS AND CIVILIANS.
THE ARMY CHANGED ITS POLICY TO IMPROVE OCIE ACCOUNTABILITY, REDUCE FINANCIAL LIABILITY INVESTIGATIONS OF PROPERTY LOSS, AND SPEED UP OUTPROCESSING AT HOME STATION CENTRAL ISSUE FACILITIES (CIFS).
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST THEATER CIF TO YOU THAT SUPPORTS THIS PROCESS, CONTACT ARMY CENTRAL COMMAND G-4. YOU CAN ALSO FIND A LIST OF CIF POCS AT: https-//www.us.army.mill/suite/doc/22085067
IF YOU WANT TO LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD BEFORE YOU LEAVE THEATER, BE SURE THAT ...
* Your unit commander validates your orders or letter of authorization stating your departure date. If official documents are unavailable, a memorandum of record from your commander can authorize you to turn in your OCIE at a theater CIF.
* The theater CIF validates your orders, letter of authorization or commander's memorandum. At turn-in, they will update your individual clothing record to list the OCIE you turned in. You should get a hard copy of your revised clothing record or turn-in documentation. Ask for a receipt if it isn't offered.
* You keep a copy of your turn-in documents handy until arriving at your next duty assignment. Then file them away for future reference.
NOTE: IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO GET IN THE HABIT OF REGULARLY CHECKING YOUR "MY CLOTHING" RECORD ON AKO, ESPECIALLY BEFORE OR AFTER A PCS MOVE. REMIND YOUR BUDDIES TO DO THE SAME. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD YOUR CLOTHING RECORD FROM THE AKO MY CLOTHING LINK: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/230892