Additionally your orders should state the reimbursements or per diem that is authorized.
TDY per diem rates vary by location, and include separate authorization amounts for lodging and meals & incidentals. For more information about allowances read Government Travel authorizations & pay.
A permanent PCS Relocation Move is typically one to three years long.
Other common acronyms that may be associated with a TDY assignment include Temporary Active Duty (TAD) which generally refers to Reserve or National Guard personnel that have been activated, or a Temporary Change of Station (TCS) in which a service member has been temporarily reassigned to another duty location.
Back when I was a young, wet behind the ears cadet I first heard someone in my chain of command say he was “going on TDY” for a few days.
I didn’t know what that meant, so I asked, “What is TDY, Sir?
Government travel cards are also typically available, though these sometimes carry restrictions on the types of goods or services that can be purchased with them.
Some locations have furnished apartments for long-term stay.
For more information please visit our official Do D Per Diem Rates page.
Most Do D military installations offer MWR facilities.