All Expenses to Be Paid by Nightly Rate Fees
The Department of Defense (DoD) has directed the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force to convert their military lodging facilities to nonappropriated fund (NAF) activities by the end of the current fiscal year.
Guidance was provided to the military services in Defense Directive-type Memorandum (DTM) 18-007, signed late last year by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASD, M&RA) James N. Stewart, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD, P&R).
The DTM, effective Nov. 21, 2018, directs that all temporary duty (TDY) and permanent change of station (PCS) military department lodging programs worldwide and associated support functions are required to convert fully to NAF operations. NAF funding will be required for maintenance and construction as well.
Service lodging programs must rely on the income generated from higher nightly room rates to fully meet all operating expenses and close a gap created by the loss of a key funding segment that will no longer be allocated to them by the federal government.
Lodging facilities will no longer receive allocations of appropriated funds (APF), which have been used to supplement operating budgets and have paid the cost of such support requirements as utilities; lawn maintenance; police protective services; facility operations; sustainment; repair; recapitalization; and construction.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2019, these expenses must be paid solely with NAF revenue generated from lodging operations. ...
During the week of Feb. 4, Navy Lodge Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va., kicked off the Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) Navy Lodge Program 50th anniversary celebration. The program was created in 1969, and the first Navy Lodge opened at NAB Little Creek on Feb. 6, 1971.
Anniversary cake-cuttings took place at Little Creek and at many of the other 38 Navy Lodges around the world.
“We are excited to share this milestone with all of our guests throughout this year,” said retired Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, NEXCOM chief executive officer (CEO). “What started primarily as a resource during permanent change of station (PCS) military moves has evolved into truly a home away from home for our military families. Our guests must think so as well. Our most recent guest service scores were 4.8 out of 5.0, which is outstanding!”
Fifty years ago, the Navy Lodge Program was created to bolster scarce housing options for military families associated with permanent-change-ofstation (PCS) moves. Teaming up with the Bureau of Naval Personnel and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, construction began on reasonably priced temporary lodging facilities.
Unlike other services’ temporary lodging facilities, the Navy Lodge Program distinguished itself by operating with non-appropriated funds (NAF). ...Read more NAVY LODGE PROGRAM CELEBRATES 50 YEARS ...