Posted on Oct 19, 2018
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I am currently TDY, and am not receiving any per diem. I've been told that to receive per diem I can't be getting all three meals, but I have also been told that meals, laundry services, and an AEFES must be present not to get per diem. I am hoping to find the requirements for per diem because I am currently paying roughly $100 out of pocket just to get a hair cut, so clearly any amount of per diem would help.
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SrA John Monette
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where the hell are you TDY where a haircut is $100??? buy a set of Wahl clippers and do it for free.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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SPC (Join to see) - are you in Stavanger? Are you on a NATO exercise under field conditions? What do your orders say? Issue is, if you are staying in say Madla Barracks, then lodging is covered. If you are eating at the Stavanger or Madla DFACs, then meals are covered.

https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/pdcgi/pd-rates/opdrates5.cgi
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LTC Jason Mackay - Sir, I am in Sessvolmoen, but am staying at the Park
Inn by the airport. I eat breakfast at the hotel and lunch and dinner at the DFAC on base. My orders don't say I will receive per diem but because of the price to get a hair cut I wanted to see if I can get anything to help.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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Norway is very expensive. Stationing an E6 or below there is hardship.
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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SPC (Join to see) - how long are you on TDY? Are you authorized Incidentals in your orders? I do no believe haircuts are covered as an incidental....if it were, it would not be a line item expense, it would be a flat daily rate.

The link I posted originally zeroed out the information, this is the link to the calculator. https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/perdiemCalc.cfm

Note the per diem rate = lodging + meals (full or proportional or Government) + incidentals in the JTR. You mentioned you were on a base, you may only be authorized $3.50/day.
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SGM G3 Sergeant Major
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The reg is the Joint Travel Regulation, it's about a 9MB download.
Per Diem is the combination of Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE).
If Meals are "Provided" (free DFAC), you don't get money for meals.
If meals are "Available", (pay cash at DFAC), then you get the price of all three DFAC meals. If neither, you get full meals. Incidental expenses is $5 per day CONUS, you get that regardless, and is intended for costs like laundry, ATM fees, phone, internet service charges, haircuts, etc.
You get the money when you file your voucher.
Or, prior to TDY, you request an advance if you do not have a government travel card.
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LMAO!!! as to what SrA John Monette says, "where the hell are you TDY where a haircut is $100???" Vegas??? The old AR is 614-11 Temporary Duty (TDY) dated 15 October 1979, from my days of TDY everything was done electronically and most of the time if you are entitled per diem it is always equated for you, but it is not done daily, you do not get vouchers or money every day, you spend out of pocket and keep your receipts from what you spend. If you opted for an advance and already spend it (on your haircuts) then that's on you, your are allotted so much per diem per day breakfast, lunch and dinner depending on if there are services available i.e. DEFAC, Base amenities etc. if you are in the middle of nowhere and have no access to these facilities then your per diem should be equated for that geographical area.

But if you really want to research it you should be getting Per Diem you can refer to the JFTR https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ccap/cc/jcchb/Files/FormsPubsRegs/Pubs/jftr_vol1.pdf

But I would take advice from others and buy your on clippers and do your own haircut!!!!
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