Air Force

January 30, 2014

Beware of GTC abuse

Senior Airman Josh Slavin
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Airmen are always on the move whether it be for a deployment or a permanent change of station. During their military service, Airmen are given government travel cards to assist with the transition and it’s their responsibility to ensure it is being used properly.

GTC abuse can be an easy mistake for Airmen that can lead to severe punishments. Misuse of the GTC is a violation of Article 134 or 92 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.

The most common misuses of a GTC happen when Airmen knowingly or mistakenly use their card to pay for expenses and ATM transactions while not on official travel.

Cardholders, while in an official travel status, may use their GTC for non-reimbursable incidental travel expenses such as transportation, lodging, and food, when these charges are reasonable. Abuse is classified as unofficial use of the card while not on official government travel, even when the card is paid off on time.

Those found abusing their cards are subject to a variety of punishments ranging from an Article 15, loss of security clearance, which could lead to early separation and administrative discharge from the Air Force.

“The best way for Airmen to avoid GTC abuse is to have your Agency Program Coordinator deactivate the GTC card while they are not on official government travel,” said 2 Lt. Michael Kazakoff, 355th Comptroller Squadron financial services flight commander. “Another way to avoid misuse is to keep the card in a safe place at home or in your desk at work and keep it out of your wallet.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

The new fight: Writing cyber into the science of war

Every year, the Aspen Security Forum brings together the top minds in defense, intelligence and homeland security. This year, more than ever, the conversation is turning to cybersecurity – protecting computer networks and everything attached to them. Cyber is constantly changing the way conflicts and combat unfold. Here, former U.S. Navy Rear Adm. William Leigher offers insights...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force is a major accomplishment. Alt...
 
 

Local Briefs July 31, 2015

Sunset Horseback Ride August 8, 4 – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Rec Saddle up and enjoy a 2-hour sunset horseback ride through the Saguaro National Park.. Final deadline for sign-ups is July 31. Minimum age: 18. Cost of $25/person. Call 228-3736 for more information. White water rafting and camping Aug. 20 – 24 – Grand...
 

 
(Courtesy Photo)

A Q&A with Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis

The men and women of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) welcomed a new First Sgt. in May. Master Sgt. Jaime M. Lewis, began his career in 2000 as an Aerial Porter, where he performed duties such as passenger services, car...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen)

Relationship building by means of the F-16

  America’s stars and stripes and Arizona’s lone copper star always wave proudly at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing. But it’s the adjacent flags of coalition-partners – from the pacific island-nat...
 
 

Military life: Separated, but not alone

  MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about is how am I...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>