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This section allows you to specify the type of travel you wish to use to get you to the location where you will perform duty. Note that you must select the type of travel for each location, since AROWS-R gives you the flexibility to travel to each location using different means. Note that the Orders Specialist can change any options you selected here, particularly if the option is not cost-effective.If you are local to the location, or if you intend to commute, then you should select the "No Travel" option. If you are not local to the location, then select your desired type of travel from the listed options. Once you have selected a type of travel, the system will display additional fields for you to specify the particulars of your travel requirements. This information is provided to the Orders Specialist for handling. When you first enter the type of travel for the initial duty location, the system automatically copies that information to the return trip. Note, however, that the system does not change the return trip if you change travel arrangements for the initial duty location again. In those cases, you will have to manually make changes to the return trip to reflect your preferences.
|Mode of Transportation||This is the type of travel required to get you to this location.
Valid selections include:
|Departure Airport||This option is displayed only if you selected "Commercial Airline".
The system allows you to select a preferred airport from over 1800 airports in countries all over the world. To make it easier for you to locate an airport, the list of airports is divided into sections, which can be accessed by using the first dropdown. By default, the system already shows any airports that are "near" to the duty location.
|Arrival Airport||This option is displayed only if you selected "Commercial Airline".
Refer to the "Departure Airport" above. This is a required item if travel by commercial airline is selected.
|Release Date||Release Date: For reserve pay obligation and participation purposes, a Release Date field
has been added to the last Travel Screen of the Duty Locations tabs. AROWS-R will calculate
number of travel days based on the difference between the End Date for the LAST DUTY LOCATION
and the Release Date (e.g. End Date for the last duty location is 20080703 - Release Date is 20080701 - AROWS-R
will calculate 2 return travel days - 20080702 and 20080703).
If the member is going to perform duty and return home on the same day, do not change
the Release Date (the Release Date will default to the same date as the End Date for the Last Duty Location).
The Release Date must be equal to or less than the last Duty Location
date on the orders.
Once a Release Date has been established, any changes by the Order Specialist(OS)/Member to the End Date for the Last Duty Location
will automatically adjust the Release Date to reflect the number of Return Travel Days already set.
|Travel Justification||Any other comments that might be useful for Travel when making commercial travel arrangements for you.|