This memorandum prescribes DoD Guidance for the military education and training community, in execution of DoD and Department of State programs, during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. It ensures the safety and well-being of U.S. military and civilian personnel, International Military Students, civilian students, dependents, scholars, and faculty and staff participating in formal and informal military education and training programs at U.S. Government facilities.
Defense implemented travel restrictions that disrupted the summer peak season for Permanent Change of Station moves. With the lifting of restrictions and resumption of moves, the household goods industry will be challenged to meet the demands of the resulting backlog. To better match these demands with expected capacity, while maintaining an acceptable level of quality, the Services must adjust relocation volumes to ensure that system wide and local capacity is not exceeded.
This memorandum provides additional temporary procedures for Common Access Cards (CAC) and Volunteer Logical Access Credentials (VoLAC) for COVID-19. These measures will enable our personnel to use an expired CAC for logical and benefits access. Without such measures, users who are teleworking would lose access to DoD networks, systems, and email, and would be required to visit a DoD ID Card Office in person for a new CAC.
Provides guidance to DoD ID Card offices to maintain continuity of operations, and to minimize the number of non-essential required visits at DoD ID Card offices. DoD is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all DoD personnel and beneficiaries and their continued access to healthcare and all authorized benefits.