Posted on Feb 8, 2021
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I am slotted to report to JBSA on 10 April and begin CPC two weeks after that. We are currently stationed at Fort Carson and my wife and kids would rather stay here while I attend school. Is it a possibility for them to stay at our current location while I attend training even though this is considered a PCS and not TDY? Would my BAH rate stay for this zip code? I am tracking there are no barracks for this course at this time. Thanks for any and all help.
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What you're looking for is called a BAH Waiver. It's for PCS length training of under a year in length. Your family can remain at your old post and receive BAH for that location until you finish your training. The person who said it's up to your commander is wrong. You are being PCSed to the school and will PCS again to a new location after that.
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Cpl David Hamilton
Cpl David Hamilton
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If you re-read my response, it was to check with your 1 SGT/CO to get a clear understanding. Nothing said it was the CO's decision!
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Cpl David Hamilton your response is incorrect and the 1SG/CO are not the subject matter expert on Reclass and they will usually give incorrect information
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Cpl David Hamilton
Cpl David Hamilton
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SFC again who stated they have to be subject matter experts? If they don't have the skills to know where to direct a soldier to the subject matter expert(s)s, then they should not be in the level of leadership! When I was in the service, the 1st Sgt or SM depending on the unit was the person to contact who would direct you to the proper channels and expert to find the information needed.
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Since your schooling is over 180 days, it’s considered a PCS move. With that being said, if it is a PCS move and you elect to leave your family, you will receive BAH based upon where you are located not your family. You will not receive BAH for both locations. To receive a BAH waiver, you would have to have unique and unavoidable circumstances in order for it to be approved. Good luck to you.
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Cpl David Hamilton
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That would be up to your command. You schooling is approximately 40 weeks. It would be best to check with your 1 Sgt /CO to get a clear understanding. If the point of your training is that you will return back to your current home unit, it most likely would be possible for them to stay.
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