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BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE

AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 36-3202 22 NOVEMBER 2005 Incorporating Change 1, 30 SEPTEMBER 2009 Personnel SEPARATION DOCUMENTS

COMPLIANCE WITH THIS PUBLICATION IS MANDATORY ACCESSIBILITY: Publications and forms/IMTs are available for downloading or ordering on the e-Publishing website at www.e-publishing.af.mil. RELEASABILITY: There are no releasability restrictions on this publication. OPR: HQ AFPC/DPPRS (Ms. Nancy Baker) Supersedes: AFI 36-3202, 20 May 1994

Certified by: HQ AFPC/DPP (Col Steven F. Maurmann) Pages: 59

This instruction explains how to control, prepare, and distribute separation documents and control lists of Separation Program Designator (SPD) codes. Separation occurs when members of the Air Force (AF) leave active duty, move from one active duty status to another, or are discharged, retired, transferred, dismissed, or released. This instruction implements Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 36-32, Military Retirements and Separations, 14 July 1993, Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction (DODI) 1336.1, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214/5 Series), 6 January 1989; and portions of DoD Directive (DoDD) 1332.14, Enlisted Administrative Separations, 21 Dec 93, DoD Directive 1332.30, Separation of Regular Commissioned Officers, 21 Dec 93. The Privacy Act of 1974 affects this instruction. Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), Armed Forces, Sections 1168 and 1169, authorize the maintenance of the System of Records FO36 AFPC P, Separation Case Files, (Officer and Airman) prescribed by this instruction. A Privacy Act statement must be included on DD Form 214WS, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty. This publication does apply to the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and the Air National Guard (ANG). Any organization may supplement this volume. Air Force Instruction (AFI) 33-360, volume 1, AF Content Management Program-Publications discusses how to process supplements to publications.

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Any organization may supplement this publication which must be approved and reviewed by the OPR. Major commands (MAJCOM), field operating agencies (FOA), and direct reporting units (DRU) must send one copy of their published and or posted supplement to Headquarters AF Personnel Center, Airman Separations Section (HQ AFPC/DPPRS), 550 C St West, Suite 3, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4713 and a courtesy copy to HQ AFPC/DPDXI (Publishing Office), 550 C St West, Suite 48, Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4750. Other organizations send one copy of each published and or posted supplement to the next higher headquarters. Attachment 1 is a glossary. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 affects this instruction. Ensure that all records created by this instruction are maintained in accordance with AFMAN 37-123, Management of Records, and disposed of in accordance with AF Records Disposition Schedule (http://webrims.amc.af.mil). Refer recommended changes and conflicts between this and other publications to the OPR at HQ AFPC/ DPPRS on Air Force (AF) Information Management Tool (IMT) 847, Recommendation for Change of Publication. Send an information copy to HQ AFPC/DPDXI, 550 C Street West, Suite 48, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4750. The use of the name or mark of any specific manufacturer, commercial product, commodity, or service in this publication does not imply endorsement by the Air Force. SUMMARY OF CHANGES This interim change implements new guidelines for the Separation Processing Base of Choice (SPBC) program impacting members separating or retiring from overseas effective 1 January 2009 or later, restricts usage of SPB program to certain overseas members, identifies method for requesting travel to SPB as an exception, and clarifies Military Personnel Flight/Section (MPF/MPS) processing responsibilities and those now centralized at the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC). A margin bar indicates newly revised material. Section A—Citing Authority 1.

Authority for Separation. .......................................................................................

Section B—Preparing the Documents

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What Are Separation Documents Used For? .........................................................

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Who Issues Separation Documents? ......................................................................

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When to Use DD Forms 214 and 256AF. ..............................................................

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Preparing DD Form 214. ........................................................................................

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Continuation Sheets. ..............................................................................................

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Incomplete DD Form 214. .....................................................................................

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Section C—Controlling Forms and Codes

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Controlling DD Forms 214 and 215. .....................................................................

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Controlling Separation Program Designator (SPD) Codes. ...................................

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Section D—Distributing Separation Documents

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Distributing DD Form 214. ....................................................................................

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Distributing Other Separation Documents. ............................................................

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Undeliverable Separation Documents. ...................................................................

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Replacing Separation Certificates. .........................................................................

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Section E—Separation Procedures

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Effective Time. ......................................................................................................

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Where Members Are Separated. ............................................................................

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Requests for Separation in Overseas Areas. ..........................................................

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Departure Ceremony. .............................................................................................

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Section F—Post Separation Procedures

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Correcting DD Form 214. ......................................................................................

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Copies of the DD Form 214. ..................................................................................

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Section G—Status of Discharge

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Requesting the Reason for Discharge. ...................................................................

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Reviewing a Discharge. .........................................................................................

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Section H—Naturalized Personnel and Aliens

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Naturalized Personnel Separated Under Other Than Honorable Conditions. ........

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Aliens Discharged for Alienage and Desertion. .....................................................

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Information Collections, Records, and Forms/IMTs. ............................................

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Agencies Authorized to Reissue Copies of DD Form 214 or Issue the DD Form 215 (see note). .......................................................................................................

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Table 2.

Issuing DD Form 214. ...........................................................................................

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Table 3.

Authorized Entries on Discharge Certificates. .......................................................

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Table 4.

How to Prepare DD Form 214. ..............................................................................

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Table 5.

Distributing DD Form 214. ....................................................................................

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Table 1.

Attachment 1—GLOSSARY OF REFERENCES AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION

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Attachment 2—WAR AND MOBILIZATION PROCEDURES

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Attachment 3—TITLE

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Attachment 4—TITLE

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Attachment 5—DISCHARGE REVIEW FACT SHEET (SEE NOTE)

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Section A—Citing Authority 1. Authority for Separation. Members who separate from active service are issued separation documents as authorized by the law (Attachment 1) and DOD and United States (US) Air Force (USAF) separation policies and procedures. Do not cite this instruction as an authority for separation. AFI 36-2102, Base-Level Relocation Procedures, tells how to process a member for separation at base level. The War and Mobilization Procedures are in Attachment 2. Section B—Preparing the Documents 2. What Are Separation Documents Used For? 2.1. DD Form 256AF, Honorable Discharge, is used to discharge members who separate from the AF with an honorable characterization and not released to the Reserve components. Members who fulfill their obligation with the reserve forces are issued this certificate when discharged with an honorable service characterization. This certificate is issued to all active duty enlisted members who reenlist within 24 hours of their separation. 2.2. DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, meets the legal requirements for issuing a discharge certificate (Title 10, U.S.C., section 1168) and: 2.2.1. Provides the military services with information about military personnel for administrative purposes. 2.2.2. Helps determine eligibility for reenlistment. 2.2.3. Provides separating members with brief, clear records of their active military service at the time they are transferred, released, discharged, or retired. 2.2.4. Provides government agencies with information they need to administer the federal and state laws that apply to persons who have been discharged, otherwise released, or transferred to a Reserve component. 2.3. DD Form 214WS helps personnel to prepare DD Form 214 and to make sure the data entered on the form is accurate. 2.4. DD Form 215, Correction to DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, corrects errors found after a DD Form 214 is issued or completes a DD Form 214 with up-to-date information. Only the agencies listed in Table 1. and paragraph 18.2. may prepare this form. 3. Who Issues Separation Documents? 3.1. Normally, the MPF issues discharge or release-from-active-duty separation documents. Exceptions are:

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3.1.1. Retirements Branch (HQ AFPC/DPPRR), and HQ Air Reserve Personnel Center, Reference Services Branch (HQ ARPC/DRSS), issue separation documents when they are instructed to do so by the AF Board of Correction of Military Records (AFBCMR) or the AF Discharge Review Board (AFDRB). 3.1.2. HQ AFPC/DPPDS issues discharge certificates (DD Forms 256AF) to members who are removed from the temporary disability retired list (TDRL) and discharged; or according to the guidelines contained in AFI 36-2602, Active Duty Service Determinations for Civilian or Contractual Groups. 3.1.3. The Air National Guard of the US (ANGUS) or USAF Reserve (USAFR) servicing MPF or ARPC/DR (for individual mobilization augmentees [IMA]) that services the unit of assignment prepares DD Form 214 in accordance with paragraph 4.1. for Air Reserve Component (ARC) member who completes 90 continuous calendar days or more of active duty or active duty for training (ADT), or an initial active duty training tour. 4. When to Use DD Forms 214 and 256AF. 4.1. Issue DD Form 214 as required by Table 2. 4.2. Do not issue any other discharge certificate to: 4.2.1. Enlisted members of the Regular AF who are released from active duty and transferred to a Reserve Component. 4.2.2. Reserve Component members who are released from active duty and then revert back to their assigned reserve component in a ready reserve status. 4.2.3. Members who are retired. NOTE: See AFIs 36-3212, Physical Evaluation for Retention, Retirement, and Separation and 36-3203, Service Retirements, concerning retirement certificates. 4.2.4. Officers vacating an appointment by accepting an incompatible office or civil office. NOTE: See Title 10, U.S.C., section 973, Duties: Officers on Active Duty; Performance of Civil Functions Restricted, for more information. 4.2.5. Airmen discharged to accept appointments as commissioned officers of the AF without a break in active service. 4.2.6. Members discharged from active military service with an entry-level separation, whose discharge is under honorable conditions (general), or whose service is characterized as under other than honorable conditions. 4.2.7. Members discharged under honorable conditions (general), under other than honorable conditions, or bad conduct or dishonorable discharges. 4.2.8. Members who reenlist within 24 hours of their previous discharge. 4.3. HQ AFPC/DPPRS can direct you to issue DD Form 214 under other conditions. 4.4. Issue DD Form 256AF for an honorable discharge except when Reserve officers are discharged to accept appointments as Regular commissioned officers. For entries authorized on discharge certificates, see Table 3.

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AFI36-3202 22 NOVEMBER 2005 4.5. ARC members will be issued a DD Form 214 under the following situations: 4.5.1. Involuntarily ordered to active duty in the event of a national emergency or war under Title 10, U.S.C., sections 12301, 12302, 12304, 12306, 12307, or 688, will be issued a DD Form regardless of the number of days served. The requirement to complete a DD Form 214 due to mobilization is outlined in AFI 10-416, Personnel Readiness and Mobilization. 4.5.2. Members who complete 90 continuous calendar days or more of active duty or active duty for training (ADT), or an initial active duty training tour (IADT). 4.5.3. Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) members who complete 90 continuous calendar days or more of active duty. 4.6. The Commander, Air Reserve Personnel Center (ARPC) uses automatic data processing equipment to discharge members of the Air Force Reserve assigned to ARPC. 4.7. Termination of active duty tour for member’s of an Air Reserve Component serving on active duty orders published by HQ AFPC/DPPAE or the Air Force Academy.

5. Preparing DD Form 214. 5.1. Separating agencies ask individuals to complete DD Form 214WS, if applicable. 5.2. Prepare the DD Form 214 worksheet using the unit personnel records group (UPRG) information contained in the report of individual personnel (RIP) from AFPC. Make sure the individual has reviewed the RIP. 5.3. Use the training documents obtained from the member. Ask the local office of primary responsibility (OPR) to help resolve questions about particular data items. Review the data entered on the worksheet to be sure it is right before copying it on the DD Form 214. 5.4. Use Table 4. to complete DD Form 214. Put an entry in every item on the form. 5.5. Type all entries on the DD Form 214 except the signature. Do not use abbreviations except as shown in Table 4. Be sure that the copies of DD Form 214 that you send to government agencies, especially the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Labor, are clear and easy to read. 6. Continuation Sheets. 6.1. If the data for items 1 through 17 takes up more space than is allowed, enter as much as possible and note that it is continued on item 18 by stating “(SEE REMARKS)”. If you need more space, continue on plain white bond paper. For the continuation sheet format, see Attachment 3. Make a note at item 18 that there is further information on the continuation sheet (see Table 4.). 6.2. Do not make a continuation sheet just to note how copies 3 and 5 will be distributed. Make these entries on the reverse side of copy 2. 6.3. Do not put entries for items 23 through 30 on the continuation sheet. 7. Incomplete DD Form 214. 7.1. Do not delay a member's separation just because you don't have all the information needed for DD Form 214.

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7.2. Try to get the missing information. Ask the member's last servicing MPF or send a request by message (MINIMIZE included) to HQ AFPC/DPPRR. 7.3. If you cannot get the data through the Personnel Data System (PDS) or one of these sources, fill out DD Form 214 as completely as possible. If you are the MPF Personnel Relocation Element or other separating activity: 7.3.1. Tell the separating member that the appropriate agency (see Table 1.) will issue DD Form 215 when it gets the information it needs. 7.3.2. Tell the separating member to contact that agency if the member doesn't receive the DD Form 215 within 60 days. 7.3.3. Note on the DD Form 214, item 18 (Remarks Section) that DD Form 215 is being issued. 7.3.4. Obtain the missing information as soon as possible. 7.3.5. If you are still missing information for DD Form 215, write a memorandum explaining why you need the DD Form 215 and what you did to try to get the missing information. The MPF chief or a similar official in another separation facility signs this memorandum. Staple the memorandum to the front of the unit personnel record group (UPRG) before forwarding it according to AFI 36-2608, Military Personnel Records System. 7.4. DD Form 214 is an important record of service. Prepare it as completely and accurately as possible. 7.4.1. Items 1, 3, 4, 12, and 18 through 30, and DD Form 215, items 1, 3, 5, and 7, are overprinted with a reproducible screen tint using security ink to make alterations readily discernible. Make no corrections in the screened items. 7.4.2. Make sure that unavoidable corrections or changes in the unshaded items are neat, easy to read, and initialed on all copies by the authenticating official. Do not change any of the copies after the original has been delivered. Tell the recipient that any changes or alterations will void the DD Form 214. Section C—Controlling Forms and Codes 8. Controlling DD Forms 214 and 215. 8.1. DD Forms 214 and 215 are important to former members who seek veterans' benefits, reemployment rights, and unemployment insurance. They provide authoritative information to civilian and government agencies, who use it to validate veterans' eligibility for benefits. Because they are important and sensitive forms, they are vulnerable to fraud. Transmit, store, and destroy them in a way that prevents unauthorized use. Do not discard intact forms. 8.2. DD Form 214WS is marked worksheet on the body of the form. Treat this form as you would DD Form 214. 8.3. The MPF commander or a comparable official of each unit or activity and of the agencies listed in Table 1., appoints in writing a commissioned officer, noncommissioned

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AFI36-3202 22 NOVEMBER 2005 officer (staff sergeant or above), or civilian (general schedule [GS]-7or above) to control blank DD Forms 214 and 215 (see Table 4., rule 39). 8.3.1. The person responsible for controlling blank forms secures all forms after duty hours; destroys all obsolete forms; clearly voids forms that are given to personnel for training or instruction; and destroys discarded forms, including those that are blank or partially completed, and any reproduced copies of DD Form 214.

9. Controlling Separation Program Designator (SPD) Codes. 9.1. SPD codes identify the type of separation for officers and airmen and the reason for separation. They are intended solely for internal use by DOD and are not intended to stigmatize individuals. The DOD uses them to compile separation statistics, collect and analyze data, and help determine whether personnel policies need to change. 9.2. You must stamp all lists of SPD codes "For Official Use Only", including those used in MPF elements, according to AF Supp/DOD 5400.7, DOD Freedom of Information Act Program/Air Force Supplement. Do not give them to any agency or person outside the DOD. Use the Freedom of Information Act (Title 5, U.S.C., section 552[b][2], Public Information; Agency Rules, Opinions, Orders, Records, and Proceedings) as authority to keep the lists from the public. See AF Supp/DoD Regulation 5400.7 for denying access. 9.3. Separating members are entitled to know their own SPD code. The code appears on copy 4 of the DD Form 214 that you give to the separating member. 9.4. SPD codes do not show all the circumstances relating to a separation. For this reason, and because codes may be outdated, you must not use them for any unauthorized purpose. Section D—Distributing Separation Documents 10. Distributing DD Form 214. 10.1. Because the DD Form 214 is the document that separates a member from the AF (Title10, U.S.C., section 1168 and paragraph 14), or ARC members, you must not issue it before the date of separation. Treat DD Form 214 Worksheet the same as the DD Form 214. Hand the original DD Form 214 and copy 4 to the separating member before he or she leaves the separation facility on either the date that separation from active duty is effective, or the date when authorized travel time starts for a Reserve member reverting to inactive status. 10.1.1. Have the member initial DD Form 214, item 30, for receipt of copy 4. 10.1.2. Explain to members that copy 4: 10.1.2.1. Is valuable as an official record. 10.1.2.2. Shows their service characterization, their eligibility for reenlistment, and the reason for their separation. 10.1.2.3. Shows information the Department of Veterans' Affairs and state unemployment offices need in order to determine their eligibility for benefits based on their military service. Members who do not have copy 4 must wait for their eligibility to be verified.

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10.1.2.4. Is useful in asking for a review of the discharge action or seeking to reenter one of the Armed Forces. 10.1.3. When it is not possible to deliver the original DD Form 214 personally to the separating member on the effective date of separation, mail it. Mail the original when the member is on leave, at home awaiting disability separation, in civil confinement, or separated in absentia. 10.1.4. For an incompetent member, deliver the original in person or by mail to the next of kin or guardian. 10.2. Mail legible copies 3, 5, and 6 on the first workday after the separation date (see Table 5.). NOTE: The MPF or responsible office must mail these forms punctually and are not accumulated over a period of time before they are mailed. For HQ ARPC, distribution is done the day the DD Form 214 is issued. 10.3. If the member is an alien discharged in absentia or a naturalized member discharged under other than honorable conditions, refer to Section H. 10.4. Upon receipt of the final supplementary court-martial order to separate a member on appellate review leave, DD Form 214 must be accomplished and mailed immediately, but no later than 15 days from date of receipt of the court-martial order. Guidance for preparing the DD Form 214 is found in Table 4. Provide the base SJA a copy of the DD Form 214 for their records. NOTE: Reference AFI 36-3208, Administrative Separation of Airmen, paragraphs 2.15. and 3.7. DD Forms 214 will not be issued to members separating under these paragraphs until the member has enlisted in the USAFR, or when the oath of office or enlistment in another branch of service has been executed. 11. Distributing Other Separation Documents. 11.1. See AFI 33-328, Administrative Orders, for preparing and distributing separation orders. 11.2. Give or mail the discharge certificate to the member with the original DD Form 214. Commanders may choose to present the certificate (paragraph 17.). 11.3. See AFI 36-3203 for instructions on how to deliver retirement certificates. 12. Undeliverable Separation Documents. 12.1. If the MPF cannot deliver separation documents to the member, mail them to HQ AFPC/ DPFFCMR (Attachment 1). Explain in the transmittal memorandum why you did not deliver the documents as required by paragraphs 10. and 11. 12.2. The AF Reserve sends undeliverable discharge certificates to HQ ARPC/DSMP. ARPC files them in the master military personnel record before shipping the record to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). 12.3. The Air National Guard MPF sends undeliverable discharge/separation documents and or certificates to HQ ARPC/DPSF for inclusion in the master personnel records. 13. Replacing Separation Certificates. AFI 36-2608 tells how and where to apply for a certificate in lieu of a lost or destroyed certificate of service, discharge, or retirement.

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Section E—Separation Procedures 14. Effective Time. Separation is effective at 2400 on the date of separation; however, for Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) purposes, separation is effective when the member receives the discharge certificate (either DD Form 214 or 256AF, or both) and final pay is made ready (Title 10, U.S.C, section 1168). If the MPF finds out before then that the member, for whatever reason, will not separate, then destroy the separation documents. Prepare new documents when the member is separated. 15. Where Members Are Separated. 15.1. Usually, members serving in the Continental United States (CONUS) are separated at the duty base or the nearest base that can process the separation. If the duty base cannot process the separation, the members are placed on temporary duty (TDY) at the nearest base that can process the separation. They do not need to make a special trip to pick up the separation documents. The base sends these papers to the commander for delivery on the date that the separation is effective. 15.2. Members serving overseas have two options where they may separate or retire other than in the overseas area (paragraph 16). Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam are not considered overseas for separation purposes. Assigned Military Personnel Flights/Sections separate members there. 15.2.1. Under option 1, most members will complete separation or retirement processing at the overseas base and travel directly to final destination unless approval is granted for travel to a Separation Processing Base (SPB). 15.2.1.1. Members normally agree to take at least 5 days of terminal leave or permissive TDY immediately preceding the date of separation (DOS) or retirement. This ensures the member completes the final travel to the US prior to date of separation or retirement. If a member desires separation in the overseas area, the MPF/S will ensure that the member has completed the requirements outlined in paragraph 16. 15.2.1.2. Overseas MPF/S accomplishes separation requirements with the exception of preparing the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. 15.2.1.3. (DELETED) 15.2.2. Under option 2, travel may be authorized to a SPB. A SPB is an Air Force base in the CONUS with a MPF/S and Financial Services Office (FSO) nearest to the member’s projected HOS. If support facilities do not exist at the member’s overseas location, a hardship exists that warrants travel to a separation processing base (SPB), or travel to a SPB would be in the best interest of the Air Force, member will submit a request, which includes full justification and concurrence of the member’s commander, to HQ AFPC/DPSD (for members who are being medically separated or retired), HQ AFPC/DPSOS (for separating members), HQ AFPC/DPSOR (for retiring colonels and below) or AF/DPG (for retiring general officers and general officer selectees) as appropriate. If approved, the approving authority will determine the appropriate SPB closest to the member’s HOS and prepare travel orders directing movement.

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15.2.2.1. HQ AFPC/DPSD (for members who are being medically separated or retired), HQ AFPC/DPSOS (for separating members), HQ AFPC/DPSOR (for retiring colonels and below) or AF/DPG (for retiring general officers and general officer selectees) publishes PCS without PCA orders on separating or retiring members approved for travel to a SPB. For all other members separating or retiring from overseas, the orders publishing authority includes appropriate travel authorizations on the separation or retirement order. 15.2.2.2. If member is authorized travel to SPB, the overseas MPF/S notifies the SPB MPF/S by email or message at least 5 workdays before member’s departure, or as soon as flight information is known, providing arrival date, retirement effective date, PTDY, terminal leave, and any other pertinent data. 15.2.2.3. The MPF/S ensures member’s projected departure from the overseas area allows member to report to SPB, if applicable, no earlier than 3 workdays, and no later than 1 workday before start of permissive TDY, terminal leave, or date of separation, as applicable. 15.2.2.4. Overseas bases will out-process the member prior to departure. Final outprocessing at the overseas base includes the preparation and authentication of the AF IMT 100, Request and Authorization for Separation. 15.2.2.5. Overseas MPF/Ss give the stateside processing base a minimum of a 5workday notice of the arrival of the separating member. 15.2.2.6. Stateside processing base acknowledges receipt of the notification message and notifies the losing MPF/S within 72 hours after scheduled arrival date of the failure of a member to report for separation or retirement. 15.3. Members will not be allowed to separate or retire overseas without meeting host country residency requirements prior to their projected date of separation. Overseas Military Personnel Flight/Section (MPF/Ss) ensure members meet country requirements or ensure members have made proper arrangements to depart the overseas location. MPF/Ss ensure members not taking permissive TDY or terminal leave in conjunction with separation or retirement depart the overseas area with sufficient travel time to reach the CONUS by their separation or retirement. If a member’s travel is delayed due to a missed flight, etc, and the member will not be able to reach the CONUS before the projected date of separation, the MPF/S must contact the orders publishing authority as soon as possible for processing instructions. 15.4. The overseas MPF/S ensures member has contacted HQ AFPC/DPSOY regarding preparation of DD Form 214. HQ AFPC/DPSOY will provide member with completed DD Form 214 after retirement effective date to avoid legal and jurisdictional problems, along with violation of the Status of Forces Agreement the US government has with the host country. 16. Requests for Separation in Overseas Areas. 16.1. Members serving in an overseas area may wish to separate there. To separate overseas, the member requests separation in writing to unit commander; agrees to let the AF give information from the records to authorities of the foreign government (see paragraph

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AFI36-3202 22 NOVEMBER 2005 19.4.); and shows that he or she has met all the requirements of the applicable status-offorces agreement and that authorities of the country concerned do not object. 16.1.1. These procedures do not apply to members serving in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, or US possessions or territories; non-CONUS residents serving in their home state or territory; and members who will continue to serve on active duty in another status. 16.2. Overseas MAJCOMs set local rules for applying for separation. MAJCOMs may approve or disapprove applications except when the member is being separated for security reasons; substantial evidence exists that separation in the foreign country would adversely affect the security interests of the US; and the member is serving a sentence in a foreign penal institution. In these instances, send requests to HQ AFPC/DPPRS. 16.2.1. MAJCOMs may delegate this authority to commanders who exercise special court-martial convening authority. Disapproval authority may not be further delegated. The special court-martial authority may delegate approval authority to the base director of personnel. 16.3. Do not separate members in a foreign country until they have the documents they need to stay in the country legally. Command supplements must tell which documents are needed in each country and they must refer to applicable laws. 16.4. Do not allow members to go to another overseas base just to be separated in a more desirable place. 16.5. Tell members who ask for separation in an overseas area that they will no longer have logistical support privileges. Tell them how long they will be entitled to return transportation to CONUS at government expense.

17. Departure Ceremony. 17.1. The MPF personnel relocation office notifies the immediate commander when preparing to separate a member. If it is appropriate, the commander expresses the AF’ appreciation for the member's service. The commander in an overseas unit of assignment makes this gesture for members who will separate on their return to CONUS. CONUS commanders may choose to present the discharge certificate to the separating member. 17.2. Some ways to recognize service or express appreciation are recommending the member for an award (AFI 36-2803, The Air Force Awards and Decorations Program); delivering a memorandum of appreciation from the immediate or higher commander or both; and giving a personal expression of farewell from the immediate commander. Section F—Post Separation Procedures 18. Correcting DD Form 214. 18.1. Once a DD Form 214 has been issued, do not reissue it unless you receive a request in writing and one of the following applies: 18.1.1. You are directed to do so by an appellate authority, by Executive Order, or by the Office of the Secretary of the AF. 18.1.2. Data in items 24, 25, 26, 28, or 29 needs correction.

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18.1.3. In order to correct or complete the original DD Form 214, you will need to issue more than one DD Form 215. 18.1.4. Two DD Forms 215 have already been issued and further correction is needed. 18.1.5. A second DD Form 215 changes the same item as the first DD Form 215 or an existing DD Form 215 contains incorrect information. 18.2. Completing DD Form 215. 18.2.1. Items 1 through 4 show the information found on the original DD Form 214, even if it is incorrect on the original DD Form 214. 18.2.2. Separation date should match that in item 12b on the DD Form 214, even if it is incorrect. Make corrections as necessary in block 5 of the DD Form 215. 18.2.2. Use “FROM” and “TO” to correct items 1, 2, 3, 4a, 4b, 12b, and 19 on the DD Form 214. 18.2.3. Use “ADD” and “DELETE” to correct items 11, 13, 14, and 18. 18.2.4. Do not correct items 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, and 29 using a DD Form 215. Corrections of these items require the DD Form 214 be reissued. EXCEPTION: When item 29 is left blank and member has no lost time, correct with a DD Form 215. 18.2.5. For all other items enter the correct information item 5 of DD Form 215. 18.3. MPFs and other separation facilities in the field don't correct errors found after the original DD Form 214 has been delivered. The chief or noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of the personnel relocation office or higher level must sign requests for corrections. 18.3.1. Send the requests to the appropriate agency, listed in Table 1. If none of the rules in Table 1. applies, send the request for correction to the custodian of the master personnel record (MPerR) (see AFI 36-2608). Include source documents (AF IMT 418, Selective Reenlistment Program Consideration, separation orders, and so forth) supporting the request when appropriate. 18.3.2. The separation facility notifies the responsible agency if an error is found on the DD Form 214 after it has been distributed. 18.4. The distribution and Privacy Act accountability of the DD Form 215 are the same as for the DD Form 214 it corrects. 19. Copies of the DD Form 214. 19.1. Former members who want copies of DD Form 214 held in their MPerR must ask for them in writing. For agencies authorized to issue copies, see Table 1. NOTE: MPFs may issue copies of the DD Form 214, copy 7, which is retained for one year, if the member’s request is made within one year of separation. Effective 1 Jan 04, MPFs are required to maintain the DD Form 214 for 12 months from member’s date of separation. 19.2. For DD Forms 214 issued before 1 October 1979, the agency sends the member one completed copy and one copy with the following information deleted: Specific authority for

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AFI36-3202 22 NOVEMBER 2005 separation; reason for separation; reenlistment eligibility code; and SPD or separation designation number (SDN). 19.3. For DD Forms 214 issued after 1 October 1979, the agency sends the member one copy with the Special Additional Information Section and one copy without. 19.4. Do not issue a copy of a DD Form 214 to another person or agency unless a former member provides specific written authorization. The member's authorization must specifically state that DD Form 214, copy 4, or DD Form 214 with the Special Additional Information Section may be released to the third party. 19.4.1. If the member's authorization does not state which specific DD Form 214 copy may be released, issue a facsimile of DD Form 214, copy 1 (without Special Additional Information Section). 19.4.2. If the member's authorization is for a DD Form 214 issued before 1 October 1979 and it does not specifically request that those items be provided, delete the items listed in paragraph 19.2. before releasing a copy.

Section G—Status of Discharge 20. Requesting the Reason for Discharge. 20.1. A former member may take an original DD Form 214 to the nearest MPF to get an explanation of the reason for discharge from a given period of service. 20.2. If the MPF can determine the reason for separation from the DD Form 214, the personnel relocation element gives the member a memorandum of explanation from a person authorized to sign DD Forms 214 (for the memorandum format, see Figure 1.); returns the original DD Form 214 to the member along with the original memorandum; sends a copy of the memorandum to the custodian of the MPerR (see Table 1.). 20.3. If the MPF cannot find the reason for separation in DD Form 214, the MPF personnel relocation element refers the request to HQ AFPC/DPPRS by sending the original DD Form 214, the member's mailing address, and a copy of the separation order, if one is available, and notifies the person of the referral. 21. Reviewing a Discharge. 21.1. The AFDRB was set up under Title 10, U.S.C., 1553, Review of Discharge or Dismissal and the AFBCMR under Title 10, U.S.C., 1552, Correction of Military Records; Claims Incident Thereto. For information about each Board's authority to review discharges, see Attachment 5. Give a copy of this attachment to airmen who are separated under circumstances (except retirement) that make them ineligible for reenlistment, and to officers discharged under adverse conditions. 21.2. Attach DD Form 293, Application for the Review of Discharge From the Armed Forces of the United States; DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record Under the Provisions of Title 10, U.S.C., Section 1552; and Standard Form 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, to the fact sheet given to the member.

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Section H—Naturalized Personnel and Aliens 22. Naturalized Personnel Separated Under Other Than Honorable Conditions. 22.1. Individuals acquire US citizenship through service in the US Armed Forces during specified periods (see AFPAM 211-28, Naturalization and Citizenship, and Title 8, U.S.C., Aliens and Nationality Section 1440). Such individuals may have their citizenship revoked if they are separated under other than honorable conditions. 22.2. When a naturalized member is separated under other than honorable conditions, the servicing MPF notifies the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) (Attachment 1). On the memorandum reporting the separation, show member's full name; date and place of separation; future home address; certificate of naturalization number; name under which naturalized, if different from name at separation; date and place of birth; date and place of naturalization; and service characterization. 23. Aliens Discharged for Alienage and Desertion. 23.1. HQ AFPC/DPPRS may authorize discharge in absentia when an alien deserter goes to live in a foreign country. In such cases the alien typically may not return to the US as an immigrant alien. If you are in charge of the separating facility in such a case: 23.1.1. Send a copy of the original DD Form 214 to the Department of State Visa Office (Attachment 1). Enter the place of birth in item 18. The memorandum of transmittal explains that the person was discharged in absentia for alienage and desertion. 23.1.2. Report the details of the discharge to the INS (Attachment 1). Account for disclosure of personal data as required by AFI 33-332. State in the memorandum that the airman was discharged for alienage and desertion and give dates of the unauthorized absence; the member's full name, address, and social security number (SSN); country of birth; complete address in the country of residence when discharged; alien registration number if known; declarant number shown on DD Form 1966, Record of Military Processing--Armed Forces of the United States; and date of enlistment in the AF.

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24. Information Collections, Records, and Forms/IMTs. 24.1. Information Collections. This publication does not collect information. 24.2. Records prescribed by this publication: 24.2.1. DD Form 214 and DD Form 215 - Maintained in UPRG - AF Records Disposition Schedule Table 36-12, Rule 1. 24.2.2. DD Form 214 - Maintained at MPFs - Hold until disposition schedule is approved by NARA and included in the AF Records Disposition Schedule. 24.2.3. Orders - Maintained by issuing office - AF Records Disposition Schedule Table 37-13, Rule 2.1. 24.3. Prescribed Forms/IMTs. 24.3.1. Adopted Forms or IMTs. AF IMT 100, Request and Authorization for Separation AF IMT 281, Notification of Change in Service Member's Official Records AF IMT 418, Selective Reenlistment Program Consideration AF IMT 2098, Duty Status Change DD Form 4-1-2, Enlistment/Reenlistment Document--Armed Forces of the United States DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record under the Provisions of Title 10, U.S.C., Section 1552 DD Form 214, Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty DD Form 214WS, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Worksheet) DD Form 215, Correction to DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty DD Form 256AF, Honorable Discharge Certificate DD Form 293, Application for the Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States DD Form 1966, Record of Military Processing--Armed Forces of the United States SF 180, Record of Military Processing--Armed Forces of the United States SF 603, Health Record – Dental SF 603A, Health Record - Dental Continuation SGLI 8286, Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Election & Certificate VA Form 21-526, Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension 24.3.2.

Prescribed IMTs. No IMTs are prescribed by this publication.

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Figure 1. Sample Memorandum--Reply to Former Member. Sample (Appropriate Letterhead) (date) MEMORANDUM FOR (Member's name and SSN) FROM: (functional address symbol) SUBJECT: Reason for Separation or Retirement (narrative) - ACTION MEMORANDUM Your DD Form 214 for service from ___(date)___ to ___(date)___shows your separation/retirement (circle one) was (narrative reason for separation; see note 1). Your reenlistment eligibility for the above service is ___________. Your separation or retirement was authorized by (see note 2). ________________ (signature) (type name, grade, USAF) (title) 1. Give narrative reason for separation or retirement without reference to the member's SPD (for example, early release to attend school, First-Term Airmen Early Release Program). For separations after 1 July 1974, use narrative from AFI 33-110, Data Administration Program. 2. Show directive number only. Do not reference a specific paragraph or subparagraph.

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Table 1. Agencies Authorized to Reissue Copies of DD Form 214 or Issue the DD Form 215 (see note). R U L E 1

A

C

If member has

and military status is

then send request to

retired on (TDRL)

Officer (includes General Officer)

HQ AFPC/DPPRSP 550 C Street West, Suite 3, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4713.

Airman

HQ AFPC/DPPRSP, 550 C Street, West, Suite 3, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4713.

General Officer

HQ AFPC/DPPRSP, 550 C Street, West, Suite 3, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4713.

Other Officer or Airman

If member retired prior to 1 Oct 04, send request to NPRC 9700 Page Ave, St. Louis MO 63132-5200.

2 3

B

retired (with pay)

4

If a member retired on or after 1 Oct 04, send request to HQ AFPC/ DPFFCMP, 550 C Street, West, Suite 19, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4721. 5

been discharged USAF Academy Cadet

6

USAFA/DPY, USAF Academy CO 808405490.

7

been released from active military Officer or Airman service to the Air National Guard (ANGUS) or USAFR

HQ ARPC/PSDC, 6760 E. Irvington Pl #4000, Denver CO 80280-4000.

8

separated to continue in active service

Officer

HQ AFPC/DPPRSP, 550 C Street, West, Suite 3, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4713.

Airman

HQ AFPC/DPPRSP, 550 C Street, West, Suite 3, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4713.

9 10

IMAs and RDs who participated 90 Officer and Airman or more consecutive active duty days when mobilized or needs corrections to a DD Form 214

HQ ARPC/PSDC, 6760 E. Irvington Pl #4000, Denver CO 80280-4000.

NOTE:_ For those Air Force personnel retiring or separating without a remaining service obligation on or after 1 Oct 04 they can send request for copies of their records directly to HQ AFPC/DPFFCMP, 550 C Street, West, Suite 19, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4721. Personnel being released from active duty with a remaining reserve service obligation can send their request to the ARPC Contact Center at HQ ARPC/ PSDC, 6760 E. Irvington Place #4000, Denver CO 80280-4000. To request a correction to military records, submit DD Form 149,

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Application for Correction of Military Records, Under the Provisions of Title 10, USC, Section 1552. Send requests to SAF/MRBR, 550 C Street West, Suite 40, Randolph AFB TX 781504742. MPFs may issue copies of the DD Form 214, copy 7, if the member requests it within one year of separation.

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Table 2. Issuing DD Form 214. R U L E

A

If a member is being separated 1

B

because of

from a period of active duty, completion of active service as a member of the ADT, full-time training Regular AF duty, a special tour of active duty, active duty for special work, or an active Guard/ Reserve (AGR) tour, according to Title 10, U.S.C., section 12301(d), Title 32, U.S.C., section 503, or Title 32, U.S.C., section 502(f), 503 and 505.

2

Disability

3

completion of 90 continuous calendar days or more active duty (for ANGUS or USAFR member) (see note 1)

4

completion of an initial tour of active duty training regardless of length of time or separating for cause (for ANGUS or USAFR airman) (note 3.)

5

release from a status legally determined to be void

6

dismissal from the service under a sentence of general court-martial (see note 2)

7

ordered to active duty in time of national emergency or war, regardless of length of time served on active duty

8

an order from the Secretary of the AF that the member be dropped from the rolls of the AF

9

Death

10

any circumstance when the Secretary of the AF directs that no discharge documents be issued

C

then issue a DD Form 214 Yes.

No.

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A

If a member is being separated 11

21

B

because of

C

then issue a DD Form 214

from one status to continue immediate reenlistment or enlistment in another

12

transition from a Reserve appointment into the Regular AF

13

discharge from cadet status to accept commission as a Regular officer

14

expiration of enlistment for a cadet who entered the Yes. USAF Academy from enlisted status

15

discharge from enlisted status to accept appointment as a commissioned or warrant officer

16

transition from an officer appointment to an appointment in another service or in the Regular AF

17

retirement with entitlement to pay

18

removal from TDRL

19

without entering on active duty

No.

physical disqualification for entry when reporting for active duty

1. Includes ending an AGR tour. 2. Applies to officers only. Airmen separated by sentence of court-martial are discharged. 3. Applies to ANG only. Entries on the DD Form 214 for Split Training Option are outlined in Table 4., note 11.

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Table 3. Authorized Entries on Discharge Certificates. L I N E

A

B

C

D

Information Required

Where Shown

How Shown

Example

1

Name, grade, and component.

On the line provided Type member's name in all JOHN J. DOE Staff under words, "This is capital letters in signature Sergeant Regular AF. to certify that." order. List rank as shown on DD Form 214. List "RegularAF," "ANGUS," or "USAFR" as the component.

2

Date.

Use space allotted on Type date shown on DD the line, "on the day Form 214, item 12b. of".

3

Identification of authenticating official (grade and branch of service: USAF).

Immediately below first of two lines at lower right of certificate.

4

Installation preparing certificate.

Immediately below the identification of the authenticating official.

Type the name of commander/designated officer of installation effecting discharge. Signature of official goes above typed identification.

23d day of June 1976.

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Table 4. How to Prepare DD Form 214. R

A

B

C

D

Item

Title

Explanation (see note 1)

Example

U L E

1

1

Name

Type name in full in capital DOE JOSEPH ELMER; initials memorandums, last name first. Do only, DOAKS E M (IO); with not use commas. Leave two spaces designation, JR, SR, II; no middle between the names. If the member is name, SMITH HILDEGARD identified legally by initials only, enter (NMN) the initials in the space provided for the first and middle names. Use abbreviations for junior, senior, second, or other designations as shown on DD Form 4-1, Enlistment/ Reenlistment Document--Armed Forces of the United States, or AF IMT 281, Notification of Change in Member's Official Records.

2

2

Department, Component in which member is Component, and serving at separation. Enter REG AF, Branch USAFR, or ANGUS. Indicate cadet status.

AIR FORCE--REG AF, or AIR FORCE--USAFR, or AIR FORCE-ANGUS, or AIR FORCE USAFA CADET

3

3

SSN

Self-explanatory.

123456789

4

4a

Grade or Rank

Active duty grade held at separation. Capt or MSgt

5

4b

Pay Grade

Equivalent numerical rating for the grade shown in item 4a.

03 or E7

6

5

Date of Birth

Use YYYYMMDD form.

19510612

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A

B

C

D

Item

Title

Explanation (see note 1)

Example

U L E

7

6

Reserve Expiration date (YYYYMMDD) of 19620612 or N/A Obligation Military Service Obligation (MSO) or Termination Date enlistment (Expiration Term of Service- ETS) in a Reserve of the AF component, whichever is later. For members discharged or retired, and for officers who have an expired MSO, enter N/A (Not Applicable). An entry other than N/A must have an entry in item 9. Members with an MSO must be transferred to an AF Reserve component. (OPR for computing MSO is HQ AFPC/DPPAOR).

8

7a

Place of Entry Place of entry into the period of AD Portland OR Into Active Duty that is ending. For Regular AF airmen (AD) this is the enlistment office where the member entered the AF on his EAD date. The place of entry should never change during continuous period of AD (see note 2). For all others, the place from which ordered to AD. For ANG and Reserve members use the address listed on their AD orders. Reference the EAD order.

9

7b

Home of Record For Regular AF airmen, the home of 112 Mull Street Kingsport TN at Time of Entry record shown on the latest DD Form 38004 4-1. Verification can be obtained through HQ AFPC/ DPFFCMR. City, state, or complete address if known. For Regular officers use the address on the application for appointment. For ANG and Reserve members use the address listed in Item 7a.

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25

A

B

C

D

Item

Title

Explanation (see note 1)

Example

U L E

10

8a

Last Duty Unit and MAJCOM of assignment 12 Mission Support Sq (AET) Assignment and where member last performed duty in MAJCOM his or her career field. Do not enter place of reassignment for separation processing. Give numerical designation and title exactly as it appears in the military record. MAJCOM will be listed as a 3 digit entry from MILPDS.

11

8b

Station Where Separated

Location of facility where separation Randolph AFB TX documents were prepared or, if coming from an overseas location, it will be the base where the documents are authenticated. Do not enter the name of a hospital or similar institution.

12

9

Command to Which Transferred

When at separation the member enlists USAFR; or ANG, State of New in, is transferred to, or reverts to York; or NOT APPLICABLE. Reserve of the AF status, enter component. Otherwise, enter N/A. When a member reverts to ANG status, include the state. For members retired, discharged or placed on TDRL, enter N/A.

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10

SGLI Coverage

Enter thousands of dollars of coverage 250,000 or, if none, mark the box with X. Verify amount of coverage indicated on the SGLV 8286, SGLI Election and Certificate, through MILPDS and local Accounting and Finance Office to confirm deductions.

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B

C

D

Item

Title

Explanation (see note 1)

Example

U L E

14

11

Primary Specialty Enter the primary AF Specialty code -For Officers: 11S4, Special (Number, Title (PAFSC) and all additional AFSCs in Operations Pilot, 5 years. 36P4, and Years and which the member served for 1 year or Personnel, 7 years and 3 months. Months in more, during member's continuous 38M4, Manpower, 7 years. Specialty) active military service. In each AFSC, 36M3, Mission Support, 3 years. show the highest skill level in which the member performed duties. For -For Airmen: 1C051, Airfield each AFSC give the AFSC title (Not Management Journeyman, 5 Duty Title) with the years and months years. 3S071, Personnel of service. For airmen separated from Craftsman, 14 years. 4A091, basic military training or officer Health Services Management, training school to whom no AFSC has Superintendent, 3 years. been awarded, use the reporting identifier. Use other reporting identifiers as awarded AFSCs according to AFMANs 36-2105, Officer Classification, and 36-2108, Enlisted Classification. Do Not Use reporting identifiers 9A100, 9A200, 9J000 9P000, or 9U000. Use the title applicable to AFSC at the time the duty was performed. -For Airmen: Do not make a separate entry for each skill level below 7level. When AFSCs merge at the 9level, make separate entries for the highest skill level in each AFSC below the 9-level. Use AFMANs 362105, or 36-2108 to indicate the proper AFSC title. For ANG and Reserve members enter the AFSC duty that was performed during this period of active duty on and the length of the tour (years and months).

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27

A

B

C

D

Item

Title

Explanation (see note 1)

Example

U L E

15

12a

Date Entered AD For ANG and Reserve members 1975 Oct 30 This Period mobilized use only the AFSC in which mobilized and length of time mobilized. -For Officers: Show the date of entry on current tour of EAD. -For Airmen: Enter date entered Active Duty (EAD) for this period of continuous active duty. -For ARC Airmen: Show the date ordered to EAD. For ANG and Reserve members use the first day of continuous AD regardless of code or reason. Include AD paid for travel. -For ANG and Reserve members: Use the first day of continuous AD regardless of code or reason. Include AD paid for travel.

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12b

Separation Date Show the date when separation from 1979 Oct 29 This Period AD is effective. For members going on the TDRL, use the day prior to the "date of retirement" on the orders. -For ANG and Reserve members: Use the last day of continuous AD regardless of code or reason. Include AD paid for travel. Effective date of separation for Appellate Reviews is the date the actual DD Form 214 and separation orders are issued. Do not backdate the DD Form 214

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12c

Net Active Service This Period

Years, months, and days of service 04 00 00 between dates shown in 12b and 12a, less time lost (see rule 61 and notes 3, 4, and 10).

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A

B

C

D

Item

Title

Explanation (see note 1)

Example

U L E

18

12d

Total Prior Active Total of all active military service 04 00 00 or 07 04 23 Service before the current period of continuous active service (excludes service in 12c above). Include all prior active duty including man-days, ADT, all prior DD Forms 214, and AD served in current or other US military services (see Note 10).

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12e

Total Prior Total of all inactive service. Includes 00 03 14 or 00 00 00 Inactive Service inactive time not credited toward pay date (i.e. Delayed Enlistment Program, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Academy, etc) (see Note 10).

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12f

Foreign Service

Total foreign service during 05 06 22 or 00 00 00 continuous active military service. Includes service in Alaska and Hawaii and other areas outside CONUS. This includes any period of TDY of 1 day or more (see Note 10). Any source document may be used that shows actual time a member was overseas, except TDY orders (they give no start/end dates). For ANG and Reserve members mobilized use those dates the member was actually deployed in the overseas area of Responsibility (AOR).

21

12g

Sea Service

Time assigned to a ship during current 00 09 11 or 00 00 00 period of continuous period of active service (see Note 10).

22

12h

Effective Date of Effective date of active duty grade Pay Grade held at separation (item 4b). Show year, month, and day.

1975 May 13

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29

A

B

C

D

Item

Title

Explanation (see note 1)

Example

U L E

23

13

Decorations, List all decorations, unit awards, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medals, Badges, badges, and service awards for all Force Good Conduct Medal with periods of service up to the effective two oak leaf clusters (or 2 devices), Citations, and date of the DD Form 214. Include National Defense Service Medal Campaign awards and decorations earned in with 1 bronze service star (or 1 Ribbons Awarded other branches of US military services device), and Armed Forces or Authorized (all as authorized to be worn by AF Expeditionary Medal (Operation periods of members. Show area of operation for Southern Watch). service) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. All should reflect the correct title as it appears in AFI 36-2803. If none awarded, enter "None." Do not amend the DD Form 214 for medals created after the effective date (item 12b), unless the medals verify Veterans’ benefits. For ANG and Reserve members, add any medals authorized after the effective date of the DD Form 214 to any subsequent DD form 214. For ANG members: Do not include state/territory decorations or awards. For ANG and Reserve members: List only those decorations, unit awards, badges and service awards earned during the period of mobilization.

30

R

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A

B

C

D

Item

Title

Explanation (see note 1)

Example

U L E

24

14

Military Education

List formal in-service training courses Fire Prevention Technician, 4 weeks completed during continuous active or 160 hours, Nov 1974. military service (For Formal USAF Schools go to Public Information officer, 8 weeks, http://etca.randolph.af.mil ). Omit Dec 1975. ancillary training courses and any courses of less than 8 hours duration. Finance Supervisor, 13 weeks or Include Professional Military 320 hours, Nov 1975. Education by correspondence through the Extension Course Institute. Show Squadron Officer School, 11 weeks in-residence course length. You may or 440 hours, Dec 1979 (by use either weeks or hours to show correspondence). course length. Use titles and abbreviations from the current Guide to Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. If no training was completed, enter "None." For ANG and Reserve members: List only the training completed during the period of mobilization.

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15a

Member Mark YES with an X if member made Contributed to any contribution (Public Law 94-502, Post-Vietnam Era Title IV). If member withdraws his or Veterans' her contribution from VEAP account Educational or did not participate, mark NO. See Assistance note 5. Does not count participation Program (VEAP) with the Montgomery GI Bill. Mark NO if member’s initial service started after 30 June 1985.

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15b

High School Graduate or Equivalent

Mark NO only if the member did not graduate from high school and does not have an equivalency certificate. Otherwise, mark YES.

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31

A

B

C

D

Item

Title

Explanation (see note 1)

Example

U L E

27

16

Days Accrued Leave Paid

Do not leave blank. Enter-0- for zero 33.0; 30.5, or 00.0 or negative balance. Do not use any fraction other than .5. Should never exceed 60.0 days since member can only sell 60.0 days accrued leave during their career. Do not enter different data on different copies of the same DD Form 214. Enter the number of days paid for current period of service and not for member’s career. Verify dates through Finance.

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17

Dental Care Within 90 Days of Separation

Make this entry if the SF Form 603, Health Record-Dental , or 603A, Health Record-Dental Continuation, indicates Separation examination and treatment completed within 90 days of separation, retirement, or release.

29

18

Remarks

Make only the entries authorized in rules 30 - 49, if they are applicable. Make no others unless specifically authorized by HQ AFPC/DPPRS.

Mark YES if member was provided a complete dental examination and all appropriate dental services and treatment within 90 days prior to separation. Mark NO if member was not provided a complete dental examination, or all appropriate dental services and treatment were not provided within 90 days prior to separation, or both.

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A

B

C

D

Item

Title

Explanation (see note 1)

Example

U L E

30

Continuous Include continuous honorable active Continuous Honorable Active Honorable Active military service for a member who has Military Service from 12 Jun 80 to Military Service previously reenlisted without being 11 Jun 88. issued a DD Form 214 and who is separated with any discharge characterization except honorable (Dishonorable Discharge [DD], Bad Conduct Discharge [BCD], Under Other Than Honorable Conditions [UOTHC], and Under Honorable Conditions [General]). "From" date is the date of initial entry into active duty, or the first day of service for which a DD Form 214 was not previously issued; the "to" date is the date before the current enlistment. Continuous honorable active military service cannot include an enlistment in which a member had lost time.

31

Extensions of Do not include retention to make good Extension for service was at the Enlistment or time that was lost according to 10 request and for the convenience of Period of U.S.C. 972. the government. Required Service

32

Reserve of the Air Force (ResAF) Grade

33

Severance, Give type and amount. See DOD Pay Readjustment, Manual, chapter 4, part 4. Separation Pay, and in the case of voluntary separation incentive, the number of years that payment will continue.

If the grade shown in item 4a is lower ResAF Grade: Major, 04. than the member's ResAF grade, enter the ResAF grade. Disability Severance Pay - $; Readjustment Pay - $; Nondisability Severance Pay - $; Separation Pay - $; Voluntary Separation Incentive - $ paid annually for 12 years; or Special Separation Benefit - $ Lump Sum.

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33

A

B

C

D

Item

Title

Explanation (see note 1)

Example

U L E

34

Days in Nonpay Do not include time lost, which is or Excess Leave accounted for in rule 61, block 29. Status

15 Jun 78 to 30 Jun 78, 16 days excess leave.

35

Cadet Service

Dates of attendance at a US military academy in cadet status.

Attended USAF Academy in cadet status 1 Jun 70 to 8 Dec 71. Service not creditable for any purpose in commissioned officer status.

36

Date of Reissuance

See paragraph 4. Do not make this Reissued for administrative entry if the appellate authority, corrections, 12 Oct 79. Executive Order, or Secretarial directive specifies otherwise, otherwise, this is a mandatory statement if the DD Form 214 is reissued. MPFs and other separation facilities in the field are not authorized to reissue DD Form 214 after the original has been delivered.

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Upgraded Service When a reissued DD Form 214 shows Service characterization upgraded Characterizatio n an upgraded characterization of effective 1 Aug 79 based on service, annotate copies 2 through 7 to application dated 15 May 79. show the upgrade, the date the application for upgrade was made, and the effective date of the corrective action. The effective date of the upgrade is found on the AF Discharge Review Board Hearing Record, AFHQ Form 0-2077.

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AFBCMR/ When the AFBCMR or AFDRB AFDRB Directed directs changes that require a reissued Changes DD Form 214, enter the remarks shown.

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Continuation of See instructions for applicable item. Item 13: Air Force Commendation items 1 through If more space is needed, see paragraph Medal. 17 As Necessary 6.

Reissued as directed by AFBCMR Memo, (subject), 16 Dec 91; or Reissued as directed by AFDRB #1212, 16 Dec 91.

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Requirement for See paragraph 7. DD Form 215

DD Form 215 will be issued by HQ AFPC/DPPRR or HQ ARPC/ DRSS as applicable, to provide information for any item that needs correction or is incomplete.

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First Term of Service

Determine initial term of service by the initial enlistment contract for airman. This can usually be determined by the category of enlistment. For officer use the initial active duty service commitment.

Member (has) (has not) completed first full term of service.

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Retirees recalled to active duty by Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF).

Retired AF members are subject to Subject to recall to active duty by recall to active duty by SECAF. This the Secretary of the Air Force. statement does not apply to members being placed on TDRL or Permanent Disability Retirement Leave. Do not include this statement for members being transferred to or is currently serving in participating reserves.

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Individual Ready AF members transferred to individual Subject to recall to active duty Reserve Recall to ready reserve are subject to recall to and/or annual screening. AD active duty and/ or annual screening.

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Prisoners of War Enter the length of time the member (POW) was a POW and the location, if applicable.

Prisoner Of War from 12 Jun 68 to 16 Dec 72 - Vietnam.

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Computer Matching

The information contained herein is subject to computer matching with the Department of Defense or with other affected agency for verification purposes and to determine eligibility for, or continued compliance with, the requirements of a Federal benefit program.

Add a statement advising that the information contained on the DD Form 214 is subject to computer matching.

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National Emergency or War Service

For service by ANG and Reserve Member on AD in support of members ordered to AD in time of Operation Alfa Bravo (area of national emergency or war. MPFs responsibility) in accordance with will be notified by HQ AFPC/ DPPRS Title 10, USC, (Applicable Code) when statement is authorized. from (first day of AD) to (last day of AD). All periods of AD service will be entered in support of the order to AD.

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Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

Enter this item for members who are TAP Eligible. eligible for TAP to ensure that benefits are given at any uniformed service facility.

Active/Guard Reserve Tour (AGR) (ANG only)

Add a statement to identify member service on AD as an AGR.

Member on AD as an AGR in accordance with Title 32, U.S.C. 502(f) from (first day of AD to (last day of AD).

Closing Entry

After the last item, enter NOTHING FOLLOWS or SEE CONTINUATION SHEET (See Attachment 3.).

---NOTHING FOLLOWS---

On copy 2 (only) of the DD Form 214 (master personnel record copy) show the distribution of copies 3 and 5. These entries may be made with locally procured stamps for the DVA and Department of Labor. If item 18 is filled with other entries and a continuation sheet is not otherwise needed, make the entries on the reverse side of copy 2. Disclosure of copy 6 is recorded in item 20 of the DD Form 214.

Copy 3 to DVA Data Processing Center, Austin TX 78772 and copy 5 to Lockheed Martin Information Technology, U.S. Department of Labor, Federal Claims Control Center, P.O. Box 785070, Orlando, FL 32878-5070.

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Mailing Address Obtain from the member. This must 3209 Woodchuck Lane, Peoria IL After Separation be a permanent address or a 61650; or c/o John Smith, P.O. Box permanent address of someone who 115, Sydney AK 14561-1124. will forward mail to the member.

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Nearest Relative Obtain Name, Address and ZIP Code Gary L. Jones, 124 Will Rogers, of nearest relative. Schertz, TX 78154.

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Member Requests Mark YES or NO with an X. If YES is CA. Copy 6 Be Sent marked, specify STATE. to Director of Veterans' Affairs

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Signature of Member Being Separated

Sign the original in ink. If the If member cannot sign or refuses to signature is not legible on all copies, sign, see note 6. sign again on other copies as necessary.

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Typed Name, Grade, Title, and Signature of Official Authorized To Sign

The signature of the authorizing John S. Doe, MSgt, USAF, NCOIC, official indicates that the information Personnel Relocation Element. on the certificate is as correct as the records permit and that the separation is valid and authorized by the approval authority. Officers, NCOs in grade E7 or above, or civilians in GS-7 or above assigned to the servicing MPF, may sign as authorizing official. The Mission Support Squadron Commander or MPF Commander may authorize the NCOIC of Separations and Retirements (Staff Sergeant (SSgt) or GS-5 or above), in writing, to serve in this capacity. Authorizing official must sign all copies of the DD Form 214. Unsigned forms are void and must be reissued.

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Type of Separation

Refer to Attachment 1 for explanation DISCHARGE; RESIGNATION; of terms. Members placed on TDRL RELEASE; RELEASE FROM are categorized as "Retirement." VOID ENLISTMENT; DISMISSAL; RETIREMENT; or ENTRY LEVEL SEPARATION, as appropriate.

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Character of Service

As determined under directives authorizing separation. For officers dismissed by court-martial enter NOT APPLICABLE. For airmen whose separation is described as void or entry level, enter uncharacterized.

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Separation Authority

Cite the applicable directive (see note AFIs 36-3207, 36-3208, etc. 7). For ANG members, use the Federal directives. Do not use ANG separation authorities.

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Narrative Reason Enter the SPD for the specific for Separation authority for separation . Use current MPFM listing distributed by HQ AFPC/DPPRS. Use currently authorized abbreviated narrative statements. For enlisted members who are separated for voluntary or involuntary convenience of the Government, enter "Convenience of the Government" after the narrative reason (see notes 8 and 9).

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Dates of Time For airmen show period or periods of 19750910 - 19761001 or NONE. Lost During This time lost to be made good under Title Period 10 U.S.C. 972. For officers show dates of absence without leave (Article 86, UCMJ). Source document is AF Form 2098. Note: Do not count excess leave as lost time. Refer to Block 12c.

Enter RE code for RegAF and ResAF IJ, or NOT APPLICABLE. airmen being separated. Use MiLPDS and AFI 36-2606 to verify/validate RE code. For other ResAF airmen and all officers, enter NOT APPLICABLE. Expiration of term of service; Retirement after 30 years of service; Resignation; Hardship; Conditions Not Disability; Convenience of the Government.

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Member Requests Member initials blank space to Copy 4 indicate receipt of copy 4. If the member is not present to initial, enter N/A. Copy 4 will automatically be issued to members.

1. Every item must have an entry. If the space in an item is too small for the required data, type (See Remarks) in the item and complete the entry in item 18. 2. If member does not agree with the place of entry (POE) reflected, refer to the original DD Form 4 in the MPerR or contact HQ AFPC/DPPAE when you cannot determine the POE. 3. Time spent in an enlistment that is determined to be fraudulent and has been specifically terminated by reason of fraud is not creditable service. See Department of Defense Military Pay and Allowances Entitlement Manual, part 1, chapter 1. 4. Continuous active military service means that a member has no break in active military service. In the case of a Reservist, continuous active military service means continuous active duty. When a Reservist completes an active tour that exceeds 90 days, DD Form 214 reflects only those actions accomplished during the period covered by the form. 5. Member must provide proof of VEAP contribution: either a copy of the allotment authorization for active duty or retired personnel showing contributions to VEAP (Company Code 9999963); a copy of the member's quarterly statement of VEAP contributions (AFAFC Form 0-108); or the member's canceled check showing payment to AFAFC/ACF for lump-sum contributions. 6. Enter "MEMBER NOT AVAILABLE TO SIGN" if the member cannot sign; for example, if a member is on leave awaiting separation or if discharge in absentia has been authorized. If the member will not sign, enter "MEMBER REFUSED TO SIGN." 7. For discharge or dismissal by sentence of court-martial, refer to the order directing execution of the sentence. For example: 19AF General Court Martial Order (Number) & (date). 8. The item 28 entry for an Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve member being separated from: 8.1. Initial active duty training is Completion of Initial Active Duty Training, or, if the training period is terminated before completion, Termination of Initial Active Duty Training. 8.2. Active duty training of 90 days or more tours are Completion of Required Active Duty Training. 8.3. Special tours of active duty in support of the active force are Completion of Required Active Service or Released from Required Active Service.

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8.4. AGR tours are Completion of AGR military duty tour or Termination of AGR military duty tour. 9. The item 26 entry for Notes 8.1., 8.2. and 8.3 should be “not applicable.” For ANG Only: The item 26 entry for Note 8.4 is identified in ANGI 36-101. 10. When entering month(s) do not place the number “12”. 12 months is considered one year and must be carried over and added to the year(s) column. When entering days, do not place “30”. 30 days is considered one month and must be carried over and added to the month(s) column. 11. For ANG only. Procedures in accomplishing a DD Form 214 for those ANG members who complete Initial Active Duty (IADT) under the Split Option Training (STO) program. MPFs will issue only one DD Form for the total period of IADT. The DD Form 214 will be prepared only after the completion of technical training. 11a. DD Form 214 must be completed in accordance with Table 4., but with the following exceptions for each STO DD Form 214: Block 12a - Date Entered Technical School Block 12b - Date Separated Technical School Block 12c - Technical School Active Duty time only Block 12d - BMT Active time only Block 18 - Remarks--Member enlisted under the Split Training Option program with a date of enlistment (Date), -- Member departed for BMT on (Date), -- Member Completed BMT on (Date)

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Table 5. Distributing DD Form 214. R U L E

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If the member is an alien, comply with Section H.

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Master Personnel Record Send to record custodian (AFI 36-2608) with Field Record Group. (See note 1.)

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Veterans' Administration Mailing address: Department of Veterans' Affairs, Data (VA) (See notes 2 and 3.) Processing Center (214), 1615 E. Woodward St, Austin TX 78772. Destroy if the member is continuing on active duty. (See Table 2.)

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Member

Ask the member to read paragraph 10.1.2. Explain how important the copy.

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Department of Labor (See note 2.)

Mailing address: Lockheed Martin Information Technology, U.S. Department of Labor, Federal Claims Control Center, P.O. Box 785070, Orlando, FL 328785070.

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State Director of Veterans' Affairs (See note 2.)

Forward only if member requests by initialing item 20 and specifying the state. See Attachment 4 for mailing addresses of state offices. Otherwise destroy.

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Field Record Group

Retain for one year from date of separation. For Air Reserve component personnel (see note 1).

1. For Air Reserve component members forward original copy 2 to ARPC/DRSS, (see Attachment 1) immediately on completion of duty for which the DD Form 214 was prepared. 2. AFI 33-332 requires you to account for disclosure of personal data. Record the distribution of copies 3 and 5 in item 18 of copy 2 of the DD form 214 (master personnel record copy), for all personnel released from active duty, discharged, or retired. Record the disclosure of copy 6 in item 20 of DD Form 214. 3. Reproduce copy 3 to be forwarded with the medical records. See note at top of page of Attachment 4.

RICHARD Y. Newton III, Lt General, USAF DCS, Manpower and Personnel

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41 Attachment 1

GLOSSARY OF REFERENCES AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION References Title 5, U.S.C., Government Organization and Employees Section 552, Public Information; Agency Rules, Opinions, Orders, Records, and Proceedings Title 8, U.S.C., Aliens and Nationality Title 10, U.S.C., Armed Forces Title 32, U.S.C., National Guard DOD Directive 1332.30, Separation of Regular Commissioned Officers, 12 Feb 86 DOD Directive 1332.14, Enlisted Administrative Separations, 28 Jan 82 DOD Instruction 1336.1, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214/5 Series), 6 Jan 89 DOD 5400.7R, DOD Freedom of Information Act Program/Air Force Supplement Title 5, U.S.C. 552(A), Privacy Act of 1974 Public Law 94-502, Veteran’s Education and Employment Assistance Act of 1976 System of Records F036 AFPC P, Separation Case Files AF Recrods Disposition Schedule (http://webrims.amc.af.mil) AFCAT 36-2223, USAF Formal Schools, Education and Training Course Announcements (ETCA) web site: <> AFI 10-416, Personnel Readiness And Mobilization AFI 33-328, Administrative Orders AFI 33-332, Air Force Policy Act Program AFI 33-360, volume 1, Publications Management Program AFI 36-2102, Base-Level Relocation Procedures AFI 36-2602, Active Duty Service Determinations for Civilian or Contractual Groups AFI 36-2608, Military Personnel Records System AFI 36-2803, The Air Force Awards and Decorations Program AFI 36-3212, Physical Evaluation for Retention, Retirement, and Separation AFI 36-3203, Service Retirements AFI 36-3207, Separating Commissioned Officers AFI 36-3208, Administrative Separation of Airmen AFI 33-332, Air Force Privacy Act Program

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AFMAN 36-2105, Officer Classification AFMAN 36-2108, Enlisted Classification AFPAM 211-28, Naturalization and Citizenship AFPD 36-32, Military Retirements and Separations ANGI 36-101, The Active Guard/Reserve Program Abbreviations and Acronyms AD—Active Duty ADT—Active Duty for Training AF—Air Force AFBCMR—Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records AFDRB—Air Force Discharge Review Board AFI—Air Force Instruction AFPD—Air Force Policy Directive AFSC—Air Force Specialty Code AGR—Active Guard Reserve ANGUS—Air National Guard of the United States ARPC—Air Reserve Personnel Center BCD—Bad Conduct Discharge CONUS—Continental United States DD—Dishonorable Discharge DOD—Department of Defense DODD—Department of Defense Directive DODI—Department of Defense Instruction DOS—Date of Separation EAD—Extended Active Duty ETS—Expiration Term of Service GS—General Schedule HQ AFPC—Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center HQ AFPC/DPPRS—Airman Separations Branch HQ AFPC/DPFFCMR—Records Management Division HQ AFPC/DPPDS—Disability Board Support HQ AFPC/DPPRR—Retirements Branch

AFI36-3202 22 NOVEMBER 2005 HQ ARPC/DRSS—Reference Services HQ ARPC/MSPP—Mission Support Personnel Programs HQ ARPC/MSPPP—Mission Support Personnel Programs-Separations IADT—Initial Active Duty Training IMA—Individual Mobilization Augmentee INS—Immigration and Naturalization Service MAJCOM—Major Command MILPDS—Military Personnel Data System MPerR—Master Personnel Record MPF—Military Personnel Flight MSO—Military Service Obligation N/A—not applicable NCO—Noncommissioned Officer NCOIC—Noncommissioned Officer In Charge NPRC—National Personnel Records Center OPR—Office of Primary Responsibility PAFSC—Primary Air Force Specialty Code PDS—Personnel Data System POE—Place of Entry POW—Prisoner of War ResAF—Reserve of the Air Force RIP—Report of Individual Personnel ROTC—Reserve Officer Training Corps SDN—Separation Designation Number SECAF—Secretary of the Air Force SGLI—Service Members Group Life Insurance SJA—Staff Judge Advocate SPD—Separation Program Designator SSgt—Staff Sergeant SSN—Social Security Number TAP—Transition Assistance Program TDRL—Temporary Disability Retirement List

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TDY—Temporary Duty UCMJ—Uniform Code of Military Justice UOTHC—Under Other Than Honorable Conditions UPRG—Unit Personnel Records Group US—United States USC—United States Code USAF—United States Air Force USAFR—United States Air Force Reserve U.S.C.—United States Code VEAP—Veterans' Educational Assistance Program Terms Active Duty—Full time duty in a military service of the United States. A general term applied to all active military service, including full-time National Guard duty, without regard to duration or purpose. Active Duty for Training—A tour of active duty that is used to train members of the Reserve Components. It provides trained units and qualified persons to fill the needs of the Armed Forces in time of war or national emergency and such other times as the national security requires. The member must return to nonactive status after the period of active duty for training (ADT). ADT includes annual training, special tour of ADT, school tours, and the initial duty for training performed by nonprior service enlistees. Active Duty Guard and Reserve—All personnel of the National Guard and Reserve Forces serving on extended active duty (under Title 10, U.S.C., or full-time National Guard duty under Title 32, U.S.C.). Airman—An enlisted person in the US Air Force in any component. Characterization of Service—A determination of a member's military behavior and performance of duty during a specific period of service. Choices are honorable; under honorable conditions (general); under other than honorable conditions; bad conduct; dishonorable; and uncharacterized. Continuous Active Military Service Date—Date from which a member has been in active military service without a break. Discharge—Severance from all military status. EXCEPTION: For a member of the Air National Guard of the United States (ANGUS), discharge may be from the ANGUS only, with concurrent transfer to the US Air Force Reserve for the remainder of a military service obligation. It does not include dismissal as a result of trial by general court-martial or "dropped from the rolls" of the Air Force under Title 10, U.S.C., 1161(b) or 1163(b).

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Extended Active Duty—A tour of active military service (usually for more than 90 days) performed by a member of the Air Reserve components. Strength accountability for persons on EAD changes from the Air Reserve components to the active force. Strength accountability does not change for statutory tour officers on EAD in accordance with Title 10, U.S.C., 175, 678, 265, 8496, 8021, 8019, and 8038. Honorable—The honorable characterization is appropriate when the quality of the airman's service generally has met Air Force standards of acceptable conduct and performance of duty. It may also be appropriate when a member's service is otherwise so meritorious that any other characterization would be inappropriate. A member’s service must be honorable to be eligible for retirement. Initial Active Duty for Training—The first period of active duty for training prescribed by law or regulation for nonprior service enlistees. It trains members in a military specialty. Member—An officer, warrant officer, Air Force Academy cadet, or airman. Noncontinental United States (Non—CONUS) Resident—A person whose official home of record, as defined by the Joint Travel Regulations, is Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or the Canal Zone (since 1 October 1979). Officer—A commissioned or warrant officer of the Armed Forces. Release—Separation from a void enlistment or induction that does not involve a regular discharge. A DD Form 214 is issued but not a discharge certificate. Release From Active Duty—End of active duty status. This term applies to members of the Regular Air Force who are transferred to a Reserve component to complete their military service obligations and to members of Reserve components who revert to inactive status in their Reserve organizations. Reserve Components—The Reserve components of the Air Force are the Air National Guard of the US and the US Air Force Reserve. The three types of Air Reserve Forces are Ready Reserve, Standby Reserve, and Retired Reserve. RD—A Reserve Section Code which represents members assigned to the Inactive Ready Reserve without a military service obligation (MSO). Separation—A general term that includes discharge, release from active duty, release from custody and control of the Armed Forces, or transfer to a Reserve component. Temporary Disability Retired List—A list of physically unfit members whose disability has not stabilized to the point where its severity, percent of disability, or ultimate disposition can be accurately assessed. Under Honorable Conditions (General)—If an airman's service has been honest and faithful, it is appropriate to characterize as under honorable conditions (general). Characterization of service as general is warranted when significant negative aspects of the airman's conduct or performance of duty outweigh positive aspects of the airman's military record. Under Other Than Honorable Conditions—An airman's service may be characterized as under other than honorable conditions only if the member is given an opportunity for a hearing by an administrative discharge board or requests discharge in lieu of trial by court-martial. Characterization of service as under other than honorable conditions may be appropriate when

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the reason for separation is based on a pattern of behavior or one or more acts or omissions that constitute a significant departure from the conduct expected of airmen. Addresses— Department of State Visa Office SCA/VO State Annex No 2 Washington DC 20520 HQ AFPC/DPPR 550 C Street West, Suite 3 Randolph AFB TX 78150–4713 HQ AFPC/DPPRS 550 C Street West, Suite 3 Randolph AFB TX 78150–4713 HQ AFPC/DPFFCMR 550 C Street West, Suite 21 Randolph AFB TX 78150–4723 HQ ARPC/DRSS 6760 E Irvington Pl #4600 Denver CO 80280–4600 HQ ARPC/DSMP 6760 E Irvington Pl #4450 Denver CO 80280–4450 Immigration and Naturalization Service 425 I Street NW Wash DC 20536 NPRC/MPR, GSA9 700 Page Ave St Louis MO 63132–5200

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WAR AND MOBILIZATION PROCEDURES A2.1. When authorized by the President of the United States or the Congress, the active force may be expanded by mobilizing the Reserve Forces to satisfy an emergency requirement. Usually under these circumstances, it is necessary to minimize the number of Air Force personnel leaving active duty. The Government suspends certain officer and enlisted voluntary and involuntary discharges, releases, and retirements. A2.2. The President may suspend any provisions of law relating to promotion, retirement, or separation applicable to any member of the Armed Forces whom the President determines to be essential to the national security of the United States. The President may do so during any period when members of a Reserve component are serving under an order to active duty authorized by sections 12301, 12302 and 12303 of the U.S.C., Title 10.

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CONTINUATION SHEET FOR DD FORM 214 (date of separation) 1. Name: 2. Department, component, and branch: 3. Social Security number: 4a. Grade or rank: 4b. Pay grade: Items continued: (see note) ******** LAST ITEM ******** (signature of separating member)

(signature of official authorized to sign)

(typed name of member) NOTE: List blocks requiring continuation in numerical order.

(typed name, grade, title)

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STATE VETERANS' AFFAIRS DIRECTORS Send the reproduced copy 3 of DD Form 214 to be forwarded with medical records to: The VA Hospital, if a member is transferred there; or the VA regional office with jurisdiction over the member's permanent address, if the member completes VA Form 21-526, Veteran's Application For Compensation or Pension. Find addresses for regional offices in VA pamphlet 80-98-1, Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents. This pamphlet changes each year and can be obtained from your local VA office. Additionally, a copy of this pamphlet with addresses of VA facilities can be found on the internet at http://www.va.gov. ALABAMA Director Department of Veteran’s Affairs P.O. Box 1509 Montgomery AL 36102-1509 ALASKA Director Division of Military and Veterans’ Affairs 2925 DeBarr Road Anchorage AK 99508-2989 AMERICAN SAMOA Veteran’s Affairs Officer Office of Veterans’ Affairs American Samoa Government P.O. Box 8586 Pago Pago AS 96799 ARIZONA Arizona Dept of Veterans’ Service 3333 North Central Ave, Suite 1052 Phoenix AZ 85012 ARKANSAS Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs c/o VA Regional Office, P.O. Box 1280 North Little Rock AR 72115

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CALIFORNIA Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs 1227 O Street, Room 300 Sacramento CA 95814 COLORADO Director Division of Veterans’ Affairs Department of Social Services 789 Sherman Street, Suite 460 Denver CO 80203 CONNECTICUT Commissioner Department of Veterans Affairs 287 West Street Rocky Hill CT 06067 DELAWARE Delaware Commission of Veterans’ Affairs Robbins Bldg. 802 Solver Lake Vlvd, Sutie 100 Dover DE 19904 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Chief VA Regional Office 1120 Vermont Ave NW Washington DC 20421 FLORIDA Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs P.O. Box 31003 St. Petersburg FL 33731 GEORGIA Commissioner Department of Veterans’ Service Floyd Veterans Memorial Bldg, Suite E-970 Atlanta GA 30334

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GUAM Administrator Office of Veterans’ Affairs P.O. Box 3279 Agana, Guam 96910 HAWAII State of Hawaii Office of Veterans’ Services 459 Patterson Road, E Wing, Rm 1-A103 Honolulu HI 96819-1522 IDAHO Administrator Division of Veterans’ Service P.O. Box 7765 Boise ID 83707 ILLINOIS Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs P.O. Box 19435, 833 S. Spring St Springfield IL 62704-9432 INDIANA Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs 302 W. Washington St Room E-120 Indianapolis IN 46204 IOWA Executive Director Veterans’ Affairs Division 7700 N.W. Beaver Drive Camp Dodge Johnston IA 50131-1902 KANSAS Executive Director Kansas Veterans’ Commission Jayhawk Tower, Suite 701 700 S.W. Jackson St. Topeka KS 66603-3510

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KENTUCKY Kentucky Military Records and Research Branch 1121 Louisville Rd Frankfort, KY 40601 LOUISIANA Executive Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs P.O. Box 94095, Capitol Station Baton Rouge LA 70804-4095 MAINE Director Division of Veterans’ Services State Office Building, Station #117 Augusta ME 04333 MARYLAND Director Maryland Veterans’ Commission Federal Building - Room 110 31 Hopkins Plaza Baltimore MD 21201 MASSACHUSETTS Commissioner Department of Veterans’ Service 239 Causeway St Boston MA 02114-2130 MICHIGAN Director Veterans’ Affairs 2500 S. Washington Ave Lansing MI 48913 MINNESOTA Commissioner Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans Service Building, 2nd Floor 510 W. 12th Street St. Paul MN 55155-2079

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MISSISSIPPI State Veterans’ Affairs Board PO Box 5947 Pearl MS 39288-5947 MISSOURI Executive Director Veterans’ Commission P.O. Box 147 Jefferson City MO 65102 MONTANA Administrator Veterans’ Affairs Division P.O. Box 5715 Helena MT 59604 NEBRASKA Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs P.O. Box 95083, State Office Building Lincoln NE 68509-5083 NEVADA Commissioner Commission for Veterans’ Affairs 1201 Terminal Way, Room 108 Reno NV 89520 NEW HAMPSHIRE Director State Veterans’ Council 359 Lincoln Street Manchester NH 03103-4901 NEW JERSEY Deputy Commissioner of Veterans’ Affairs & Defense Eggert Crossing Road, CN340 ATTN: AD-RAB Trenton NJ 08625-0340 NEW MEXICO Director Veterans’ Service Commission P.O. Box 2324 Santa Fe NM 87501

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54 NEW YORK Director Division of Veterans’ Affairs #5 Empire State Plaza Suite 2836 Albany NY 12223-0001 NORTH CAROLINA Asst Secretary For Veterans’ Affairs 325 North Salisbury Street Albemaire Bldg, Suite 1065 Raleigh NC 27603-1388 NORTH DAKOTA Commissioner Department of Veterans’ Affairs P.O. Box 9003 Fargo ND 581069003 NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Administrator Office of the Governor Division of Veterans’ Affairs - DC&1A Saipan MP 96950 OHIO Director Governor’s Office of Veterans Affairs 65 South Front St, Room 426 Columbus OH 43215 OKLAHOMA Director Department of Veteran’s Affairs P.O. Box 53067 Oklahoma City OK 73152 OREGON Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs Oregon Veterans’ Building 700 Summer Street, N.W. - Suite 150 Salem OR 97310-1270

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PENNSYLVANIA Bureau for Veterans’ Affairs Director of the Pennsylvania Dept of Military Affairs Fort Indiantown Gap - Bldg S-0-47 Annville PA 17003-5002 PUERTO RICO Director Bureau of Veterans’ Affairs Mercantile Plaza Bldg, Room 401 Ponce de Leon Ave, Stop 26 Nato Rey, San Juan PR 00918-162 RHODE ISLAND Director Division of Veterans’ Affair Metacom Ave Bristol RI 0280 SOUTH CAROLINA Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs Brown Start Office Building 1205 Pendleton Street Columbia SC 29201 SOUTH DAKOTA Director Division of Veterans’ Affairs 500 East Capitol Ave - Memorial Bldg Pierre SD 57501-5070 TENNESSEE Commissioner Department of Veterans’ Affairs 215 8th Avenue, North Nashville TN 37203-1010 TEXAS Executive Director Texas Veterans’ Commission Box 12277 Austin TX 78711-2277

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UTAH Director Utah Division of Veterans’ Affairs P. O. Box 581900 Salt Lake City UT 84158-1900 VERMONT Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs 120 State Street Montpelier VT 05602-4401 VIRGINIA Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs 807 East Broad Street Roanoke VA 23219 VIRGIN ISLANDS Director Office of Veterans’ Affairs 1013 Estate Richmond Christainsted St Croix VI 00820 WASHINGTON Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs P.O. Box 41150 MS: 1150 505 E. Union Olympia WA 95804-1150 WEST VIRGINIA Director Department of Veterans’ Affairs 1321 Plaza East, Suite 101 Charleston WV 25301-1400 WISCONSIN Secretary Department of Veterans’ Affairs P.O. Box 7843 30 W. Mifflin Street Madison WI 53707

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WYOMING Chair Person Council on Veterans’ Affairs 1819 Park Avenue Cheyenne WY 82007 USAFE Dept of Veteran's Affairs LRMC CMR 402 Box 2266 APO AE 09180

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AFI36-3202 22 NOVEMBER 2005 Attachment 5 DISCHARGE REVIEW FACT SHEET (SEE NOTE)

A5.1. What Is a Discharge Review? In a Discharge Review, your discharge is examined to decide whether the Service discharged you correctly and whether your service was characterized fairly. Discharge policies and procedures change from time to time. The Boards that review discharges must consider these changes in reviewing your discharge. You may benefit from these changes if you apply. A5.2. Who Is Eligible To Apply for a Discharge Review? Former service members may apply for a discharge review or correction of records. If the former service member has died or is not mentally competent, the surviving spouse, next of kin, or legal representative may sign the application but legal proof must accompany the application. A5.3. How To Apply for a Discharge Review. A5.3.1. STEP 1: You can apply and present your case on your own but several national service organizations are available to help you. These organizations provide free counsel or a representative to assist you in your discharge review. The local chapters of these organizations (e.g., American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans' of Foreign Wars, Jewish War Veterans) can be found in the telephone directory. A5.3.2. STEP 2: You do not have to get a copy of your military records but they may help you to prepare your discharge appeal, to discuss your case with a counsel or representative, and to understand the official reason for your discharge. You can get a copy of your records at no charge. Use a SF 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, to request a copy of your records. In section 2, number 1, of SF 180, write "complete service and records." In section 2, number 4, write "discharge review." Medical records are on file with the Department of Veterans Affairs. A5.3.3. STEP 3: Submit the right application form. There are two Air Force Boards that consider requests to change the characterization and reason for discharges, each of which requires a different application form. You should apply first to the Air Force Discharge Review Board (AFDRB) using DD Form 293. If the AFDRB's decision is unfavorable, you may apply to the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records (AFBCMR) using DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record Under the Provisions of Title 10, U.S.C., Section 1552. A5.3.4. STEP 3.1. If fewer than 15 years have elapsed since your discharge and you want to ask for a changed separation characterization, use a DD Form 293 to apply to the Air Force Discharge Review Board (AFDRB), if one of the following applies: your service was characterized as under honorable conditions (general), your service was characterized as UOTHC, you received a bad conduct discharge as the result of trial by special court-martial, or you want to change the reason and authority for discharge. A5.3.5. STEP 3.2. Use DD Form 149 to apply to the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records (AFBCMR) if one of the following applies: you received an entry level separation; want to be reinstated; have been previously denied by the Discharge Review Board, were tried by a general court-martial and sentenced to dismissal or bad conduct or dishonorable discharge, feel your reenlistment code is incorrect or unjust or, fifteen years or

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more have elapsed since you were discharged. NOTE: AFBCMR applications ordinarily must be submitted within three years of discovering errors or injustices in military records. STEP 4: Once you have filled out as much of the form as you can, following the instructions on the back, mail it to the address shown for your branch of service. A5.4. Frequently Asked Questions. A5.4.1. Can I Review Previous Decisions of the Review Boards? Yes. There is an index of decisions of the Review Boards that might help you appeal your discharge. The index identifies cases that might be similar to yours and explains the Board’s rationale. Your state Veterans' Affairs Office or one of the service organizations listed on the DD Form 293 can tell you where to find the index. If you feel that the key to the index or prior cases would be helpful in your appeal, you can get copies by writing to: DA Military Review Boards Agency ATTN: Reading Room Crystal Mall 4, Second Floor 1941 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22205 Or, go on-line at: www.boards.law.af.mil A5.4.2. How Can I Get a Copy of the Instruction Under Which I Was Discharged? To get a copy of the pertinent part of the instruction under which you were discharged, as well as the current version of the instruction, write a memorandum indicating both your date of separation and the reason and (or) authority as shown on your official separation document. You can also obtain a copy of the instruction that guides the Review Boards procedures. Send the request to: NTIS, 5825 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161. A5.4.3. Do I Have To Go to Washington for the Discharge Review? No. The Discharge Review Board conducts reviews throughout the country. The Correction Board does not travel and only conducts reviews in Washington. However, the Board rarely requires a veteran to travel to Washington DC for a hearing. A5.4.4. Do I Have To Appear Before a Discharge Review Board in Person? No, but it may help if you do. You may also request that the Board decide whether to upgrade your discharge without a hearing, based on your military service record and any other information you send by mail. The back of the DD Form 293 discusses the types of reviews that are available. A5.4.5. Where Do I Send My Request for Discharge Review? The addresses to which the forms are to be submitted are listed on SF 180, and DD Forms 149 and 293. NOTE: Regardless of any action by a Discharge Review Board, a discharge under other than honorable conditions that resulted from a period of continuous unauthorized absence of 180 days or more bars you from receiving benefits administered by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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