The term “gift” is broadly defined and includes any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, forbearance, or other item having monetary value. It includes services as well as gifts of training, transportation, local travel, and lodgings and meals, whether provided in-kind, by purchase of a ticket, payment in advance, or reimbursement. 

For failure to report the acceptance of a gift from a non-federal entity may result in punishment under the UCMJ – the Uniform Code of Military Justice.