Updates to drill weekend lodging policy (links fixed)

  • Published
  • By Senior Airman Julia Santiago
  • 108th Wing

Members of the 108th Wing who live far from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., may be eligible for lodging on drill weekends if they meet certain criteria as stated in 108 WG Instruction 34-601, services lodging policy.

Previously, lodging was based on the county the member’s residence was located. As of June 22, 2020, lodging will be based on mileage away from the base. Personnel who live at least 50 miles but less than 75 miles from the base are eligible for one night of lodging between the first and second day of inactive duty. Personnel who live over 75 miles are eligible for two nights. The distance is calculated from the member’s Home of Record (HOR) based on the Defense Table of Official Distances.

To ensure the distance is calculated correctly, each member must ensure their HOR is accurate online in the Military Personnel Data System (MILPDS). The address must be a street address or a rural route box. A post office box is unacceptable.

However, a member’s lodging eligibility may be affected if they become a “no-show” or conduct themselves unprofessionally. These rules apply to any military or civilian personnel being lodged on or off the base.

If a member needs to cancel a reservation for lodging, it must be handled directly by contacting the All American Inn by 11 p.m. for on base reservations and by 6 p.m. on the day of check-in for off base reservations. Fort Dix cancellations must be done by contacting the 108th Force Support Squadron’s lodging office at (609) 754-3303 no later than 3:30 p.m. on Friday or regular duty hours on the Saturday of scheduled drill.

If a member becomes a “no-show” on base (All American Inn and/or Fort Dix dorm) or off base, the member may be subject to disciplinary action. The first time an individual fails to show up for a reservation, the individual will lose the privilege of using lodging for one scheduled drill. On the second time, the member will lose the privilege of using lodging for three scheduled drills. On the third time, the individual will lose the privilege of using lodging indefinitely.

To reserve lodging, please click one of the links below for the respective drill weekend that you need. These are the current reservation links for the rest of the calendar year 2020.

September: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=564758&k=0767460E7E5F

October: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=565739&k=0767470E785E

November: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=569241&k=07674B0B7F56

December: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=569244&k=07674B0B7F53