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Rest and Recuperation (R&R Leave) for designated areas

Rest and recuperation is a chargeable leave program that authorizes use of ordinary leave to allow soldiers leave away from hostile fire and imminent danger areas

Rules to use rest and recuperation leave for designated areas

Rest and recuperation is a chargeable leave program that authorizes use of ordinary leave to allow soldiers leave away from hostile fire and imminent danger areas.

The unit commander is the approval authority for R&R leave.

DODFMR 7000.14-R provides areas designated as special pay duty subject to hostile fire and imminent danger.

R&R periods are limited to one trip per 12-month period.

R&R leave may not be combined with other absences.

Travel to and from R&R areas is provided on a space-required basis.

Travel to and from R&R areas is not charged to leave.

Chargeable leave begins the day after the soldier arrives at the APOD.

Chargeable leave ends the day prior to the day the soldier returns to the APOE.

Major commanders are authorized to request establishment of R & R areas from HQDA (DAPE-MBB), WASH DC 20310-0512.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense must approve R&R locations.

The following requirements must be met before designation may be considered:

  1. Soldiers are in an area which qualifies for hostile fire and imminent danger pay. (DODFMR 7000.14-R provides hostile fire and imminent danger pay locations.)
  2. Soldiers are on an unaccompanied tour.
  3. Annual leave program is restricted due to military necessity.
  4. Official and unofficial travel is controlled.

 

Steps to use rest and recuperation leave for designated areas

Step Work Center Action
1 Soldier Complete DA Form 31 when requesting R&R, blocks 2 through 11 (chap 12 AR 600-8-10).
2 Soldier Check "other" on DA Form 31, block 7. After "other" post R&R
3 Unit Follow leave processing procedures in paragraphs 12-1 and 12-3 AR 600-8-10.
4 BNS1 Receive leave request from unit and follow leave processing procedures in paragraphs 12-1 and 12-5 AR 600-8-10.

Reference: AR 600-8-10 Leaves and Passes