Posted on Jun 2, 2019
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No GOV or trans provided. In & around not on orders...which were provided the day prior to report date and lodging not arranged until AFTER reporting for AT.
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SGM G3 Sergeant Major
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If you are on AT orders, then the only mileage reimbursement you are entitled to is driving to your unit on day one of AT, and driving home on the final day. DTS is not even used for this, that reimbursement for mileage pays out with your AT pay.
AT orders are not funded for in and around mileage, or most anything else listed in the JTR for travel for all orders other than AT.
AT orders means your unit is responsible to provide lodging and chow for all 15 days at no cost to the Soldier.
If the hotel was paid for by the Unit Travel Card, it is an unfortunate outcome that your unit failed to set up home station lodging for AT prior to the first day of AT and ended up with a hotel 20 miles away.
Talk with your commander about this failure to plan and how it impacts every TPU in the unit. They can at least plan for next year's AT and not cause the same problem again.
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Thank you for the advice SGM. That was articulated quite well during the AAR. Unfortunately it was not our CO's fault (although he owned it) as he took command barely 90 days prior to AT and the 1SG transferred in less than 60 days prior.
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CSM Charles Hayden
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SFC (Join to see) Not to offend, but - can’t you stay in the place of duty?

A cot, air mattress and a fart sack have sheltered many troops.

Heck, at your age, you wouldn't even need the cot.
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The idea did come up but then the next dilemma was shower facilities for 14 days.
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SPC David Stephenson
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Hammock works great as well. But agree 14 days is testing the limits of baby wipes.
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SPC David Stephenson - Baby wipes rock the house!
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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I have to caveat this by saying I am not an expert on this matter. I am going to guess that you will not get mileage as both the hotel and place of duty are within the same locality. Ask a DTS or finance person.
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