Air Force

July 6, 2012

AF discontinues ITDY dependent travel, transportation allowances

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced a change to transportation and travel allowances for Airmen tasked with 365-day extended deployments, commonly referred to as an indeterminate TDY.

Effective immediately, the Air Force will no longer refer to a 365-day extended deployment as an ITDY since there are definitive TDY tour lengths, officials explained. The policy change will better align the Air Force with the Joint Federal Travel Regulation guidelines regarding ITDYs.

Previously, Airmen tasked for 365-day extended deployments received entitlements for dependent travel and transportation allowances. These allowances included dependent and household goods movement during the deployed period. Those entitlements will no longer be available effective July 1.

“The use of the term ‘indeterminate’ when Airmen are tasked for a pre-determined maximum deployment does not meet the intent of the JFTR,” said Col. Ken Sersun, the Air Force Military Force Policy Division chief. “We understand discontinuing dependent travel and transportation allowances may be perceived as the removal of entitlements; however, the Air Force must comply with existing JFTR guidelines.”

Airmen tasked before July 1 for future 365-day extended deployments will not be affected by the policy change.

Other programs associated with 365-day extended deployments are not affected at this time, Sersun said.

These programs include the “three-day option” that gives Airmen the option to either separate or retire in lieu of the deployment, as long as they make the decision within three days of assignment notification; “advanced assignment consideration,” which gives deploying Airmen an opportunity to request advance assignment consideration upon selection; and “24-month assignment deferment,” which gives deploying Airmen the option of requesting a 24-month assignment hold, following their return from deployment.

For more information about assignments, deployments and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil.




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