The Joint Federal Travel Regulation (JFTR), requires uniformed service members on orders to a U.S. Installation (as opposed to a geographic location like a town or city) to check for Government quarters availability (e.g., through their Commercial Travel Offices) at the site to which they are temporarily assigned.
The Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) prohibits civilian employees from being directed/required to use Government quarters. Also, civilian employees lodging reimbursement cannot be limited to the Government quarters cost (Comp. Gen. 626 (1965)).
The Army lodging program comes under the Lodging Success Program providing DoD official travelers with quality commercial hotels when installation lodging is unavailable. For reservations phone: 800-462-7691 (800 GO ARMY1), 866-363-5771 (866 DoD LSP1) or DSN: 897-2790. For more information log on to: www.armymwr.com/travel/lodging/lodging_success.aspx or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) offers over 27,000 guest rooms at 74 locations worldwide. It is considered priority-one lodging for all Navy TDY uniformed members, and also offers lodging services for individual/group TDY travelers, DoD civilians and Space Available (leisure) travelers (retirees) and reservists. Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis without regard to rate or rank. Reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance for up to a seven-night stay by calling 877-NAVY-BED (enter the first three letters of the base); or by visiting www.dodlodging.net.
Navy Lodges are conveniently located around the world at most Navy Installations. TDY and PCS travelers will find clean and convenient lodging that includes all the new luxury amenities you would find at any commercial hotel. For more information, please visit www.navy-lodge.com or call 1-800-NAVY-INN (800-628-9466) to make a reservation.
Air Force Inns are conveniently located around the world at the majority of Air Force Installations. The TDY or PCS traveler will find the accommodations clean, convenient and with the required amenities found in commercial hotels to suit business needs. For more information visit www.dodlodging.net or call: 1-888-235-6343 (888 AF LODGE).
Temporary Lodging Facilities offer short-term housing accommodations for military members, their families, and guests. The mission of the Temporary Lodging Facility is to provide quality accommodations at a reasonable price. This program operates with a centralized policy development and guidance from Headquarters.
Recreational Lodging is available at several Marine Corps Installations. Consisting of cabins, chalets, trailers, cabanas, beach houses and cottages that offers Marines and other authorized patrons the opportunity to relax and enjoy their vacation at a premier location, while enjoying significant savings. To make a reservation phone: (703) 695-9767 or log on to: www.usmc-mccs.org/lodging/index.cfm.
For FAQs related to this program visit Travel Explorer (TraX) via DTMO's Passport.