Unaccompanied Baggage Unaccompanied baggage is shipped airfreight to Germany. Typically your unaccompanied baggage will be available to you within 35 to 60 days of shipment. Check with your transportation office for your authorized weight allowance and ensure that your baggage is under that weight. Overweight unaccompanied baggage may not be able to be shipped via air, therefore increasing shipment time. Mailing items to yourself is also an option. Contact your origin transportation office for information and authorization to do so. Keep in mind, your mail will take longer to reach Germany than a package would take stateside, but this option may be faster than shipping as unaccompanied baggage. Recommended Items to Pack in Unaccompanied Baggage: ■ Cleaning supplies ■ Linens, blankets & towels ■ Books & toys for children ■ Next season's clothes (weather in Germany can change unexpectedly) ■ Military items & professional items (not uniforms or paperwork) ■ Tools ■ TV & VCR/DVD players ■ Desk lamps ■ Alarm clock (electric clocks will only function properly if they are 220-volts) ■ Baby furniture, such as a crib or playpen, walker, etc. To avoid confusion, schedule unaccompanied baggage, household goods and temporary storage pick-ups on separate days. Don't forget, there are many resources to ease the transition to Spangdahlem. Lending closets offer many items to borrow for up to 60 days: cookware, dishes, utensils and some small appliances. Ask your sponsor to send you the current list of loaner items from the 52nd Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center. The 52nd CES Furnishings Management Office has furniture and the A&FRC has dishes and other household items to borrow while you wait for your household goods shipment to arrive and for the duration of your tour. For more information, visit http://www.move.mil/home.htm.