Military members with dependents are authorized to drive one vehicle and ship another at government expense. Single members are authorized to drive or ship one vehicle at government expense. Special rules apply if you will be utilizing the Alaska Marine Highway ferry; check with TMO for more information. During the drive, you will collect travel pay and per diem for each authorized travel day. Travel pay includes mileage. Current per diem and travel pay rates are available at www.defensetravel.dod.mil. You can also drive and collect travel pay to Seattle, ship your vehicle from there and then fly to Fairbanks using a government travel request. Whether you drive all the way or part of the way and then use the ferry system, your mode of travel must be authorized on your PCS orders. Keep a good record of the dates and times associated with your trip to Alaska, especially when you change modes of transportation and cross the Canadian border. You will need this information when you file your travel voucher.
Last Updated : 1/26/2017