JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas –
Air Mobility Command logistics and AMC Directorate of Financial Management have teamed to simplify the electronic billing process by requiring travelers to use their Government Travel Card, or GTC, for MilAir-travel-related expenses, and will collect funds up front versus using a fund cite or Customer Identification Code, or CIC, associated with travel orders.
Effective March 30, the program, called "Pay-at-the-Port", will allow travelers to pay using their GTC when they check into the AMC passenger terminal.
This initiative will streamline the process, improve auditability, reduce Defense Finance and Account Service, or DFAS, processing to collect travel funds and collect funds at time of travel instead of months or years later.
AMC conducted an evaluation of the new process at Naval Station Norfolk, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport.
Following successful pilot programs conducted at these locations, the Air Force approved use of the GTC for payment of AMC MilAir-related ticketing expenses and has now added Ramstein to the list of terminals. Program roll-out to all AMC passenger terminals will occur in the near future.
Travelers will need to make sure their GTC accounts are in order prior to swiping the card at the terminal.
This means it is imperative that Air Force travelers have:
1) Activated their GTC;
2) Know their GTC PIN;
3) Increased their credit limits to cover all travel related costs, which can be significant, especially for families traveling overseas.
This process change applies for any Airman traveling via AMC (or chartered aircraft) on official travel.