IDT Travel and Lodging Reimbursement

IDT Travel and Lodging Reimbursement

IDT Travel Pay
Generally, travel pay is not authorized for travel to or from the place of IDT and is paid for by the member. However, it may be authorized for specific AFSCs or duty locations. Each year a list of “Critical AFSCs” is posted on this website. Those AFSCs are allowed travel reimbursement to their assigned duty location ONLY. For other duty locations, contact the Detachment or reference the JTR. Use the IDT Travel Reimbursement Guide (below) to determine your eligibility.  

To submit for IDT travel reimbursement, submit an orders request for IDT Outside Normal Commute -- in myPers it's TDY (IDT at Home Station). This can be submitted before or after the actual dates of travel. Reimbursement for lodging will be requested separately according to the Quick Guide below. Reimbursement for the travel portion will be filed via myPers. Detailed guidance will be posted here soon. 

Per Diem is not authorized for IDTs. Use of the dining facility is authorized at no charge for enlisted airmen only, if available.

One option for some IMAs is to combine IDTs with AT, which allows for travel to be reimbursed. 

IDT Lodging
IRs must schedule their base lodging when the supervisor approves their requested IDT schedule in UTAPS-Web. Non-commuting IRs are authorized lodging reimbursement during the dates authorized on the UTAPS-Web generated AF Form 40A, including the night before duty begins.  This applies to both paid and non-paid IDTs (outlined in the Joint Travel Regulation, para. 032303, Table 3-8, Rule 6).  To claim lodging expenses, follow the step-by-step instructions on the IDT Lodging Reimbursement Quick Guide below.

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Travel Navigation

Information is current as of 19 Oct 2021

Travel Reimbursement Office:

  • Travel Order Vouchers: currently working transactions submitted 18 Sept 2021
  • IDT Vouchers: currently working transactions submitted 1 Sept 2021
  • PCS Vouchers: currently working transactions submitted 21 Sept 2021

Due to an surge in IMA travel and manning issues, you can expect a longer than usual wait for reimbursement submissions.   Allow 40-45 business days after submitting a complete and accurate voucher for payment. If your voucher is outside these processing times, please contact the Total Force Service Center (TFSC) at 1-800-525-0102 or your assigned detachment with your MyPers ticket number. The TFSC or Det will contact the HQ RIO TRAVEL for oversight/updates.

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TFSC: 1-800-525-0102 - DSN: 665-0102

AFRC/FM Systems Help Desk (AROWS-R, UTAPSweb): 
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday excluding Federal Holidays
UTA Weekend Hours:  1000-1400 EST per UTA Support Schedule
Phone (Toll Free): 1-877-294-5822 / DSN: 497-0166

Contact your Organizational Defense Travel Administrator (ODTA).

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