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Assigned Unit. For travel allowance purposes, a Reserve Component member's designated post of duty is the assigned unit. b. TDY Station. An alternate site ...
PART G: TRAVEL OF A RESERVE COMPONENT MEMBER OR RETIRED MEMBER CALLED/ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY

*U7150 RESERVE COMPONENT MEMBER TRAVEL

C. Inactive Duty Training with Pay

1. General. The following definitions apply to par. U7150-C. a. Assigned Unit. For travel allowance purposes, a Reserve Component member’s designated post of duty is the assigned unit. b. TDY Station. An alternate site outside the local commuting area of the member’s assigned unit or home is a TDY Station. See par. U3500- B.

2. Travel from Home to the Assigned Unit or to an Alternate Site in the Local Commuting Area a. Allowances. There are no travel or transportation allowances for: (1) Inactive duty training at the: (a) Training duty station, (b) Drill site, (c) Assigned unit city/town location, or in the (d) Local area of assigned unit or home, or (2) Travel between home and the: (a) Assigned unit except as provided in par. U7160, (b) Unit training assembly place, or (c) Place of duty instead of a unit training assembly. b. Transportation Reimbursement. Reimbursement may be authorized/approved under Chapter 3, Part F, for transportation expenses incurred on official business in and around the: (1) Training duty station, (2) Drill site, and/or (3) City/town. *When the member travels between home and an alternate duty/work site, the member may be paid TDY mileage only for the distance that exceeds the distance from home to the assigned unit since the member is financially responsible for travel from home to the assigned unit. *Example 1: A member's home is Springfield, VA, and the assigned unit (usual drill site) is Ft. Belvoir, VA, (18 miles round trip). The member drives to an alternate duty site at the Pentagon (38 miles round trip). The member is due reimbursement for 20 miles (38 miles – 18 miles) x $0.585/mile = $11.70. *Example 2: A member's home is St. Louis, MO, and the assigned unit is at the Pentagon (in VA) (842 miles one way). The member ordinarily flies to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and takes a subway to the Pentagon. In this instance, the member drills at an alternate duty site, Andrews AFB, MD, which is inside the local Washington, DC, area (DODD 4515.14). The member flies to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and takes a taxi to Andrews AFB, MD, (850 miles from St. Louis). The member is due reimbursement for 8 miles (850 miles – 842 miles) x 2 (round trip) x $0.585/mile = $9.36.

3. Travel from Home/Assigned Unit to TDY Station a. Authorization. A member directed to travel from the home/assigned unit to a TDY station is authorized the TDY allowances in Chapter 4. b. Transportation Reimbursement. When the member travels directly from the home/assigned unit to the TDY station, reimbursement is limited to the travel cost from the assigned unit to the TDY station. Example: A member’s home is Location E assigned unit is at Location F and TDY is at Location G. The member travels directly from home (Location E) to Location G. The member is due travel cost from Location E to Location G limited to the travel cost from Location F to Location G.

A member is direct to travel from home/HTC on “Off-Site IDT Orders”. Issue IDT Travel orders via MROWS. Orders are for the period of duty that the member is in a TDY status. A cost comparison of the city-pair rates for travel between the member’s home and the off-site duty location VS the member’s HTC and the off-site duty location. The member may be reimbursed travel costs up to the cost of the city-pair fair expense between the member’s HTC and the off-site duty location. In the event that the travel cost between the member’s home and the off-site duty location is LESS THAN the city-pair cost between the HTC and the off-site duty location, select “commercial travel” may be selected so as to allow the cost of the flight to be charged against the MROWS appropriation data. In the event that the travel cost between the member’s home and the off-site duty location is MORE THAN the city-pair cost between the HTC and the off-site duty location, DO NOT select “commercial travel”. The member must purchase his/her own plane ticket. The orders must have a non-standard paragraph added with the following statement, “IAW para U7150 of the JFTR, member is entitled to travel reimbursement NOT TO EXCEED $_____ (cost of the city-pair flight from the HTC to the off-site IDT location). When submitting the travel claim, the member MUST ensure that the cost of the ticket is listed as a reimbursable expense under item #19 of the DD Form 1351-2. Receipt for the airline ticket must be submitted with the claim in order for the member to be reimbursed for the personally procured travel.

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