Fort Irwin Extended Temporary Living Expenses (TLE) Policy is in effect

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— Active-duty service members headed to Fort Irwin can now receive extended temporary living expenses (TLE), which is defined as more than 10 days of TLE. TLE is a monetary allowance used to assist service members for lodging and meal expenses, while in temporary lodging during a permanent change of station (PCS) move.

The extension applies to uniformed soldiers and their families who are inbound to Fort Irwin with PCS orders. The effective dates for extended TLE began June 1, 2019 and run through August 2019. At all other times, TLE will be paid as specified in the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

A total of 60 days TLE can be authorized when reporting to Fort Irwin as a Permanent Duty Station (PDS). TLE is only authorized in the vicinity of the old or new PDS.  These 60 days may be divided between the old and new PDS, however extended TLE past the first 10 days is only permitted after arrival to Fort Irwin.    

Service members are required to begin the extended TLE process at the Garrison Housing Office, located at 4553 Tippecanoe Street. Requests will then be routed through Michaels Management Services/The Villages, to the Garrison Commander for consideration.

To qualify for extended TLE, service members must accept a home from the first offered preview letter received from Michaels, provided that at least one home offered is appropriate for their rank band and bedroom eligibility. If all offered homes are declined, TLE will cease on the day of availability of an appropriate home. The point of contact for this policy will be USAG Command Office at 760-380-6872. To begin the process, you can call 760-380-3576.