Can anyone tell me how traveling home works? I am currently scheduled to separate next Wednesday and my T.O and IPAC are not being too helpful. I am trying to purchase my wife and I planes tickets home and with it being a holiday weekend tickets are already selling out fast, so I would like to purchase them sooner than later but my transportation office is telling me that they will not purchase my tickets until I actually receive my 214. If I purchase my tickets out of my own pockets, is this something I can claim on my travel claim and be reimbursed for, at least some of the cost? If you can provide an actual reference and location it would be great. I've looked it the JTR and that thing is a beast to read so I was more confused than anything. Thanks for the help. This is for USMC if that means anything.