Housing available to Watchstanders and Detachment Commanders include furniture. This furniture will not include pots and pans, tvs, stereos, plates, blankets, sheets, pillows, gaming systems and personal items (e.g. towels). Each Post is different and should be contacted prior to arrival. Detachment Commanders will receive a welcome aboard kit (pots, pans, silverware, glasses, plates, etc.), but this kit is only temporary and will be removed from the home once your HHG has arrived. The mattress sets that come with the post furniture are pretty stiff, so if you want a softer mattress you’ll need to bring your own.
While you can ship most items to Post, it is important to remember that the housing available at Post may not have room for both provided furniture and every piece of your own personal inventory. Any items shipped to Post are the responsibility of the Marine who owns them, and if storage is required, it will be at the Marine's expense. Think in terms of what will make your new home feel like your own and remember that items like electrical appliances will either need to accommodate the unique electrical offerings of power in that country or use a transformer/adaptor of some sort. You are discouraged from taking items that cannot be replaced. Remember that your weight allowance will not be as much as a CONUS PCS.
For additional information on family preparedness, please visit the MSG Deployment Readiness Coordinator website at: http://www.mcesg.marines.mil/Resources/DRC/