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Air Force implements second DOS rollback


American Forces Press Service

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials announced March 17 the need for a second enlisted date of separation rollback with a mandatory DOS of June 30, 2010. This program is part of an overall effort to maintain a quality enlisted force and meet the congressionally mandated end strength.

In November, officials announced plans to conduct a DOS rollback for enlisted members with fewer than 14 or more than 20 years of service as of April 30. The second rollback also will accelerate the date of separation for airmen based on their years of service and re-enlistment eligibility or assignment availability codes.

Under the second DOS rollback, airmen must separate no later than June 30 or retire no later than July 1 if they possess a code preventing their re-enlistment. Officials said that the June 30 DOS rollback differs from the April 30 rollback by allowing commanders to conduct early consideration under the Selective Re-enlistment Program for airmen who possess select re-enlistment codes.

Airmen separated or retired under the DOS rollback are authorized transition assistance benefits that include 180 days of extended medical care for themselves and their families and an ID card permitting base commissary and exchange privileges for two years.

Those separated with more than six years but less than 20 years total active service are eligible for one-half the amount of separation pay but must sign an Individual Ready Reserve agreement to serve for a minimum three years. Those declining to serve in the IRR will be ineligible for separation pay.

The Air Force will not recoup unearned portions of education assistance funds special pay, bonuses or other monetary incentives under the DOS rollback program. Additionally, most Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits will not be impacted; however, the transferability of benefits to dependents may be affected. Airmen should consult their local education centers or the VA concerning transferability.

Airmen with more than 20 years of service who are affected by the DOS rollback must request a retirement date via the virtual Military Personnel Flight.

For more information visit the Air Force Personnel Center personnel services Web site and enter “DOS rollback” in the search engine or call the Total Force Service Center at (210) 525-0102 or DSN 665-5000.


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