DoD Policy on the Use of Government Aircraft and Air Travel
|Publication Date:||14 April 2009|
Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 4500.56 (Reference (a)).
Implements Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-126, Public Law 104-106, and the White House Memorandum, "Use of Government Aircraft for Official Business" (References (b), (c), and (d)).
Establishes policies for the transportation of DoD passengers and cargo and the use of government aircraft.
Cancels and incorporates guidance contained in Directive-Type Memorandums 09-002 (Reference (e)) concerning the use of government aircraft.
Establishes policies for Operational Support Airlift (OSA) aircraft transportation.
Establishes the Executive Airlift Scheduling Activity (EASA).
Supersedes all previous memorandums concerning the travel of DoD senior officials.
This Directive applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").