Additional policies related to Personnel Support Detachment at Naval Base Guam
Early Return of Dependents (ERD) is authorized transportation of a service member’s dependents and shipment of household goods shipment at government expense to a designated place in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or a territory or possession of the United States, or if the dependents are foreign nationals, to a place in the country of their origin, because of official or personal situations which justify such authorization.
COLA is paid to help members maintain purchasing power when assigned to high cost OUTCONUS areas. The cola system compares the cost difference for goods and services (excluding shelter expenses) purchased in an OUTCONUS area to similar purchases in CONUS. COLA compensates members when the cost of these goods and services is higher in the OUTCONUS area