Military Benefits

Hawaii TLA Rates

Hawaii TLA (Temporary Lodging Allowance) rates are updated for every Fiscal Year by the Defense Travel Management Office. The TLA is basically the per diem of the military given to military service members while occupying temporary lodging OCONUS or overseas.

Contrary to what you might have thought, Hawaii and Alaska are considered OCONUS. This is because Hawaii is not a part of the contiguous United States. Do not get this mistaken with the foreign countries though. OCONUS doesn’t mean foreign countries. It consists of states like Alaska and Hawaii as well as Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Saipan.

That said, Hawaii temporary lodging is considered as OCONUS and you will be given TLA, not TLE (Temporary Lodging Expense). The rates vary from one locality to another.

The below table shows the Hawaii TLA Rates for each locality.

LocationTLA Rate
Hilo, Isle of Hawaii:Hilo, and Kilauea Military Camp$319
Camp H. M. Smith, Eastpac Naval, Fort DeRussy, Fort Shafter, Hickam AFB, Honululu, Isle of Oahu, JB Pearl Harbor, Kapolei, Lualualei Naval Magazine, MCB Hawaii, Molokai, NOSC Pearl Harbor, Pearl Harbor, Schofield Barracks, Tripler Army Medical Center, and Wheeler Army Field$326
Isle of Kauai, Lihue, PMRF Barking Sands$466

Note: The locality payments are updated at the start of the Fiscal Year. This means the Defense Travel Management Office updates on TLA rolls starting from October 1st of every year and runs through September 31st the following year.

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