Below is a partial listing of eligible individuals and their category of travel. A complete listing of eligible passengers by category is contained in DoD 4515.13-R.
Category 1-- Emergency Leave Unfunded Travel Transportation by the most expeditious routing only for bona fide immediate family emergencies, as determined by DOD Directive 1327.5. This travel privilege shall not be used in lieu of a funded travel entitlement.
Uniformed Services members with emergency status indicated in leave orders.
U.S. citizen civilians stationed overseas and employees of the Uniformed Services/ Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) activities.
Dependents of member of the Uniformed Services when accompanied by their sponsor.
Noncommand sponsored dependents of member of the Uniformed Services, residing overseas with the sponsor, one-way to the emergency destination (return travel to origin is not authorized).
Dependents, command sponsored of:
U.S. citizen civilian employees of the Uniformed Service,
U.S. citizen civilian paid by the NAF stationed overseas, or
American Red Cross full-time paid personnel serving with a DOD Component overseas.
Category 2 -- Sponsors in an Environmental Morale Leave (EML) status and their dependents traveling with them, also in EML status. "Sponsors" includes:
Uniformed Services Members.
U.S. citizen civilian employees of the Army Forces who are eligible for Government-funded transportation to the United States at tour completion (including NAF employees).
American Red Cross full-time, paid personnel on duty with DOD Component overseas.
USO professional staff personnel on duty with the Uniformed Services.
DODDS Teachers during the school year and for Employer-approved training during recess periods.
Category 3 -- Ordinary Leave, House Hunting Permissive TDY/TAD, Medal of Honor Holders, Foreign Military, and other.
Uniformed Services members in a leave or pass status.
Reserve components on active duty, in leave or pass status.
Dependents of a member of the Uniformed Services when accompanied by their sponsor in a leave status.
Uniformed Services members traveling under permissive TDY/TAD orders for house hunting incident to a pending PCS (one dependent may accompany a Uniformed Services member).
Medal of Honor recipients and their dependents when accompanied by their sponsor.
Foreign cadets and midshipmen attending U.S. Service academies, in a leave status.
Dependents of foreign exchange Service members on permanent duty with the Department of Defense when accompanied by their sponsor.
Category 4 -- Unaccompanied Dependents on EML and DODDS Teachers on EML During Summer.
Dependents traveling under the EML Program, unaccompanied by their sponsor.
DODDS teachers of dependents accompanied or unaccompanied traveling under the EML Program.
Category 5 -- Permissive TDY/TAD (Non-House Hunting) Students, Command Sponsored Dependents.
Dependents (children) 18-23 years of age who are college students attending in residence at an overseas branch of an American (U.S) university located in the same overseas area in which they reside, command sponsored, stationed overseas with their sponsor.
Command-sponsored dependents stationed overseas with their sponsor are permitted to travel unaccompanied to and from the nearest overseas military academy testing site to take scheduled entrance examinations for entry into any of the U.S. Service Academies.
Command-sponsored dependents of Uniformed Services members accompanied or unaccompanied who are stationed overseas
Category 6 -- Retired, Dependents, Reserve, ROTC.
Retired Uniformed Services members.
Dependents of retired Uniformed Service members, when accompanied by their sponsor.
Dependents, command sponsored, stationed overseas with their sponsor are permitted unaccompanied travel to the U.S. or enlisting in one of the Armed Forces when local enlistment in the overseas area is not authorized. If an applicant for Military Service is rejected, return travel to the overseas area may be provided under this eligibility.
National Guard/Reserve component members and authorized Reserve component members entitled to retired pay at age 60 (gray area retirees) has limited space a travel.
Newly commissioned ROTC officers who are awaiting call to extended active duty.