Cars after graduation

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  1. stvblm

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    What provisions are there for transporting a car after graduation if any? Or for that matter anytime there is a change of base during a career.
     
  2. Pima

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    Orders will dictate. POVs are allowed and they will pay a specific amount per mile from your out going base to your incoming base.

    Be smart, if you are taking a car, do a DITY.
     
  3. stvblm

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    DITY?
     
  4. dagger

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    Do it yourself move.
     
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    If cars aren't allowed (a few overseas assignments), the government does pay for you to put it in storage. You will be briefed on your entitlements.
     
  6. USAFretired1996

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    Unless the Joint Federal Travel Regulation has changed in the 15 or so years since I retired from the AF, the government does not pay you to store your car while overseas. They will pay for storage of household goods but not a car. Maybe someone on active duty currently can provide updated info if things have changed.
     
  7. airman

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    I've never heard of anyone NOT being paid or reimbursed for storing their car somewhere.
     
  8. HNeedle

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    If you have a CONUS (continental US) assignment, you can get paid per mile that you drive your car to your new base. It's not alot, like 15 cents per mile or somethin. I also think it'll cove your spouse's car, too. If you have an overseas assignment and are allowed to bring it, the government will pay for it. If you aren't allowed to bring it, I don't know what they will/won't pay for you to store it. You can find the answers in the JFTR
     
  9. USAFretired1996

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    I'll defer to Airman.

    I checked the most recent JFTR and see that POV storage is authorized at government expense when associated with contingency operations but did not see any reference to storage associated with a normal overseas assignment.
     
  10. Capt MJ

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    The Household Goods office, or whatever the office is called at your base, will have the "outbound" and "inbound" shipment counselors, who will have all the info on POV entitlements.

    If you are going from one duty station to another in CONUS, you are expected to be driving X miles a day, at Y cents per mile, which will be figured into your orders as travel/transit time. You will also get a set amount of per diem for travel expenses during that time. The X miles per day are determined by the JFTR, but you can usually push faster than that and potentially arrive at your destination with a day or to to burn, depending on the X miles total.

    Many times I sold a car where the Blue Book was higher (such as Hawaii), used the government air fare to make the move, bought another car at new duty station.

    Being a good Navy person, I am sure it's in the double digits, the times I drove Norfolk to San Diego, Long Beach to Jacksonville, DC to Bremerton, etc., criss-crossing the country. I had 4 OCONUS tours, and the Navy shipped my car both ways. One car per uniformed person on the orders, as I recall.

    POVs have their own set of regs, different from HHG (household goods), and storage may or may not be covered. Hence, my starting advice to go see the counselors, who are experts at reading orders and figuring out your entitlements. You will learn the ropes on this and get plenty of tips from experienced folks.
     
  11. Navy1981

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    I just retired after 30 years in the Navy. My last assignment was Okinawa Japan. Since POV's were not permitted to be sent to Japan, my car remained in storage (at government cost) for three years.

    One thing to keep in mind when getting your car out of storage, you can either take orders to go get the car and drive it to your next assignment, or have the car shipped to you. My car was stored in South Carolina and I picked it up in Tacoma, Washington. With a little planning, I was able to fly from Japan to Seattle; pick up the car in Tacoma and drive to the Transient Personnel Unit in Bangor.
     

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