My husband is currently stationed in Cuba and if any body can help me out I would appreciate it so much. My husband and I have talked about having me visit him in January. He said he's working on the paper work but I was wondering if there is anything I should be doing to get things ready. I already know that I'll have to get a passport and I'm all set in that area. I have found some information on this website about "space-a" which was kind of helpful...but confusing at the same time. Can anyone give me advice? Please keep in mind that I'm not 100% with military lingo. Thanks
actually Robbie under certain circumstances we can fly without our sponsors. such as when they are stationed OCONUS on unaccompanied orders. I could, if I felt like it, fly from BWI to kadena Space a to visit Mr JVB. ( I am not as I dislike intensely the possibility of being bumped plus all the other things that can go wrong)
Originally posted by Robbie711: Unless things have changed, you can't fly Space"A" without your husband being with you. I suggest he put in for R&R/Leave, take a military fight and meet you in the States. Good luck.
Things have changed a lot. If he is deployed longer than 120 days, dependents can now use Space A without him as long as you have a letter stating it. You are then Cat 4. If he is gone over 365 days then you are upgraded to Cat 3 (b - get bumped by AD members & their families when traveling together) If he has unaccompanied overseas orders then you can get a trip to that location at least once, need a letter for that as well.
Also unless he is gone longer than 365 he will not get R&R.
I knew that if you were both stationed OCONUS, at isolated duty station, dependends could go on shopping trips but I did not know about dependents being able to fly from the States, overseas without their spouse. Good deal.
But, with all the troop movements I would set aside time for possible delays in route.
I know he has to fill out paperwork and get permission and that it's not a trip where I can just book a room at a hotel, buy a plane ticket and fly over. He is stationed on unaccompanied orders. I'm just wondering about the process and how it works. I don't expect it to be easy.