B-133848, DEC. 6, 1957

B-133848: Dec 6, 1957

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REQUESTING AN ADVANCE DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT IS PROPER FOR TRAVEL PERFORMED BY JIMMIE R. THE ORDERS IN QUESTION WERE DATED AUGUST 2. APPEARS THAT HE WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON AUGUST 7. NO ORDERS WERE ISSUED DIRECTING TRAVEL FROM KINROSS AIR FORCE BASE TO ARMSTRONG. IT MAY BE THAT VERBAL ORDERS WERE ISSUED FOR THE RETURN JOURNEY. THERE IS NO BASIS ON THE PRESENT RECORD TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSES FOR TRAVEL AFTER DEPARTURE FROM KINROSS AIR FORCE BASE. YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON THE VOUCHER WHICH IS RETAINED HERE.

B-133848, DEC. 6, 1957

TO CAPTAIN H. G. HARKINS, USAF, FINANCE OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE:

BY LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 18, 1957, THE DIRECTORATE OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE, DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, FORWARDED YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 26, 1957, REQUESTING AN ADVANCE DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT IS PROPER FOR TRAVEL PERFORMED BY JIMMIE R. BLACK, A/2C, AF 2461 0441, SUBSEQUENT TO HIS DISCHARGE ON AUTHORITY OF ORDERS ISSUED PRIOR TO DISCHARGE.

THE ORDERS IN QUESTION WERE DATED AUGUST 2, 1957, AND DIRECTED THAT THE AIRMAN BE RELEASED FROM ASSIGNMENT WITH THE 914TH ACWRON, ARMSTRONG, ONTARIO, CANADA, AND PROVIDED THAT HE WOULD PROCEED ON TEMPORARY DUTY FOR APPROXIMATELY FIVE DAYS TO THE 507TH FTRGRU, KINROSS AIR FORCE BASE, MICHIGAN, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEPARATION AND IMMEDIATE REENLISTMENT. APPEARS THAT HE WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON AUGUST 7, 1957, AND REENLISTED THE NEXT DAY.

WHILE THE ORDERS PROVIDED "TPA AUTHD FOR RETURN TRIP," THEY DID NOT DIRECT RETURN TO HIS ORIGINAL STATION AND, INSOFAR AS THE PRESENT RECORD SHOWS, NO ORDERS WERE ISSUED DIRECTING TRAVEL FROM KINROSS AIR FORCE BASE TO ARMSTRONG, ONTARIO. IT MAY BE THAT VERBAL ORDERS WERE ISSUED FOR THE RETURN JOURNEY, BUT, IN THE ABSENCE OF CONFIRMING ORDERS, THERE IS NO BASIS ON THE PRESENT RECORD TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSES FOR TRAVEL AFTER DEPARTURE FROM KINROSS AIR FORCE BASE.

ACCORDINGLY, ON THE PRESENT RECORD, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON THE VOUCHER WHICH IS RETAINED HERE.