Filing travel vouchers goes virtual on base Published Oct. 18, 2006 By 1st Lt. Amanda Ferrell 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Tyndall Airmen will soon file all travel vouchers online through the Defense Travel System. The Department of Defense currently allows contingency deployment orders, formal training orders, permissive temporary duty and invitational travel orders to be filed through the finance office. These orders will soon be filed electronically through DTS. The change will occur thoughout the year as documents are added to the online system. "All travel orders will be phased into DTS over the next few years, and people can expect to see permanent change of station orders being done though DTS in the future," said 2nd Lt. Tyler Hess, 325th Comptroller Squadron finance services officer. Vouchers that are available through DTS must be filled out online. The finance office will no longer certify orders without processing all travel forms through the DTS system. "Bottom line is that your Finance Office's footprint at the base is reducing and DTS saves the Air Force money," said Lieutenant Hess. "So in effort to be prepared for the future, it's important to get on board now." Effective immediately, DTS will process temporary duty travel with leave taken in conjunction, regardless of the leave location. Travelers and approving officials also need to be aware that cost comparisons will be done when traveling in your personal vehicle. "Everyone needs to understand that DTS orders and vouchers are the individual's responsibility," said Richard Brimer, 325th CPTS DTS manager. "It's up to you to ensure that information entered into the system is accurate and correct. DTS has several online training tools that you can access at your desk, and we have classes every Friday here at the finance office." The premise of DTS is that everyone can do their orders and vouchers from their duty section and eliminate the need to travel to finance to turn in the paperwork, said Mr. Brimer. With the added convenience, DTS is intended to make the entire voucher system more efficient for personnel here. For more information on DTS, or to sign up for an instructional class, call 283-4201.