B-123939, JUL. 12, 1955

B-123939: Jul 12, 1955

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KIMBALL: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 14. THE AFROTC STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND NAMED IN THE ORDER WERE EACH DIRECTED TO PROCEED "FROM HIS HOME OR TEMPORARY ADDRESS OF RECORD" TO CERTAIN SUMMER CAMPS FOR CAMP TRAINING NOT IN EXCESS OF 28 DAYS. UPON COMPLETION OF WHICH EACH WAS TO RETURN TO THE HOME OR TEMPORARY ADDRESS. THE ORDERS STATED FURTHER THAT TRAVEL ALLOWANCE WAS AUTHORIZED AS PRESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 40601. IT IS ADMINISTRATIVELY REPORTED THAT YOU REQUESTED THAT YOU BE ORDERED TO SUMMER CAMP FROM YOUR HOME WHICH WAS PRESUMED. YOU WERE ORDERED TO PROCEED FROM PLAINFIELD AND REPORT TO CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE. AT WHICH A SUMMER CAMP WAS TO BE CONDUCTED. YOU HAVE SUBMITTED EVIDENCE INDICATING THAT YOU REGARDED THE ADDRESS OF FRIENDS OF YOURS IN BALTIMORE.

B-123939, JUL. 12, 1955

TO MR. DANIEL B. KIMBALL:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 14, 1955, REQUESTING REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT DATED MARCH 25, 1955, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR TRAVEL ALLOWANCE FOR TRAVEL FROM BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, TO CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE, ILLINOIS, AND RETURN, LESS THE ALLOWANCE PAID YOU FOR TRAVEL FROM PLAINFIELD, INDIANA, TO THAT BASE, AND RETURN.

BY PARAGRAPH 23, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 90, HEADQUARTERS, FIRST AIR FORCE, MITCHEL AIR FORCE BASE, NEW YORK, DATED MAY 7, 1952, THE AFROTC STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND NAMED IN THE ORDER WERE EACH DIRECTED TO PROCEED "FROM HIS HOME OR TEMPORARY ADDRESS OF RECORD" TO CERTAIN SUMMER CAMPS FOR CAMP TRAINING NOT IN EXCESS OF 28 DAYS, UPON COMPLETION OF WHICH EACH WAS TO RETURN TO THE HOME OR TEMPORARY ADDRESS, THE CAMP AND ADDRESS LISTED WITH YOUR NAME BEING CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE AND PLAINFIELD, INDIANA, RESPECTIVELY. THE ORDERS STATED FURTHER THAT TRAVEL ALLOWANCE WAS AUTHORIZED AS PRESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 40601, CHAPTER 6, AIR FORCE MANUAL 173-30, MAY 15, 1951.

IT IS ADMINISTRATIVELY REPORTED THAT YOU REQUESTED THAT YOU BE ORDERED TO SUMMER CAMP FROM YOUR HOME WHICH WAS PRESUMED, FROM THE ADDRESS YOU HAD LISTED WITH APPROPRIATE AIR FORCE AUTHORITIES, TO BE PLAINFIELD, INDIANA. ACCORDINGLY, YOU WERE ORDERED TO PROCEED FROM PLAINFIELD AND REPORT TO CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE, THAT BASE APPARENTLY BEING THE NEAREST ACTIVITY TO PLAINFIELD, AT WHICH A SUMMER CAMP WAS TO BE CONDUCTED. YOU HAVE SUBMITTED EVIDENCE INDICATING THAT YOU REGARDED THE ADDRESS OF FRIENDS OF YOURS IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, AS YOUR HOME AT THAT TIME, AND IT APPEARS THAT AFTER RECEIPT OF THE ORDERS OF MAY 7, YOU TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO GET THEM AMENDED TO LIST THE BALTIMORE ADDRESS.

YOUR RIGHT TO MILEAGE FOR THE TRAVEL INVOLVED IS GOVERNED BY SECTION 47A OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE ACT, AS AMENDED, 10 U.S.C. 441, WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE PAYMENT OF A TRAVEL ALLOWANCE AT THE RATE OF 5 CENTS PER MILE TO MEMBERS OF THE ROTC FOR THE DISTANCE "FROM THE PLACES FROM WHICH THEY ARE AUTHORIZED TO PROCEED TO THE CAMP AND FOR THE RETURN TRAVEL THERETO.' PARAGRAPH 40601, AIR FORCE MANUAL 173-30, MAY 15, 1951, IS TO THE SAME EFFECT. SINCE YOU ACTUALLY WERE ORDERED TO TRAVEL FROM PLAINFIELD TO THE SUMMER CAMP, AND RETURN, THERE IS NO AUTHORITY TO PAY YOU AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT FOR TRAVELING FROM AND RETURNING TO ANY OTHER PLACE.