Remember to fill out 2015 OHA survey by Oct. 16

by Airman 1st Class Zackary A. Henry, 18th Wing Public Affairs
Kadena Air Base

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan - The Defense Travel Management Office is asking service members in Japan who are currently receiving an overseas housing allowance to take part in the annual housing survey. The survey is instrumental in ensuring accurate housing allowance rates for military families living off-base.

This survey is important to ensure the OHA rates are properly set in Japan and directly affects the amount of housing allowance paid to service members.

"Once the surveys are completed it will directly affect OHA pay for service members," said Capt. Andrew Webb, 18th Comptroller Squadron, financial analysis flight commander. "If people do not take the time to fill out the survey accurately DTMO will go off of previous year's number which could result in a loss of money for members."

The DTMO will begin its month long OHA utility survey on Sept. 14 and it will continue until Oct. 16.

"Our customer service reps will be able to help at the CPTS Bldg. 721c on the bottom floor," said 1st Lt. Amy Bragg, Financial Services Officer 18th CPTS. "The survey is for Active Duty service members but spouses are authorized to take the survey as well if the service member is deployed or unavailable."

On Sept. 14 the survey will become officially active and available to be completed at

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