Hi folks, currently my husband and I are in the middle of PCS. This will probably be our last since Jay retires in 3 years. Of course if he makes Senior Chief he may evaluate his enlistment. Anyway, you know how confusing all of the PCS stuff can be. I do fine with the civilian side, like giving notice to vacate to a landlord, cancelling water and electric and changing the mail address. Where I get all confused is the military side. I know Jay knows the ropes but I just like to double check things. We all know that the military isn’t perfect. I think its very important that the military member know what they are entitled for. Remember WE are responsible for this. We receive Dislocation Allowance and travel pay monies. Its easy to find out what your Dislocation Allowance is, you can find the information out on several sites. I always use a [dot] mil site so that I know it is correct. DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE (DLA)
But, how are we suppose to figure out the travel pay? Sure you can try and figure it out using the Defense Travel Management Office web site, yeah, right! Have you ever tried this? I have and I have also used The Joint Travel Regulations Manual. Now there is something that is a little complicated. So while doing yet another search for something easy I ran across this calculator.
This calculator was spot on! Jay had revived his travel money so I checked it against this calculator and it was almost perfect. Perfect enough to have faith in it so that I want to pass it on to anyone getting ready for a PCS. Enjoy!