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NEWS | Dec. 27, 2013

Date of Separation roll back program

By Chief Master Sgt. Robert Valenca 628th Air Base Wing acting command chief

On Dec. 13, the Air Force announced its current Date of Separation (DOS) roll back program to aid in the current reduction in forces we face. This program is designed to roll back the DOS for individuals throughout the Air Force who have turned down service retainability, because either they chose not to take an assignment, attend professional military education, go on a deployment or accept their promotion service requirements. Due to these limiting factors this program will only affect a very small scope of the Air Force population.

Two of the key factors to this program are that Airmen must have less than 15 years of Total Active Federal Military Service (TAFMS) as of May 31, 2014 or 20 years or more of TAFMS on or before April 30, 2014. They must also have a current DOS of April 30, 2015 or projected retirement date of May 31, 2015. If you do not fall into these categories you are not eligible for the program. Those Airmen who are selected under the DOS roll back program will receive an email notification from the Air Force Personnel Center confirming their standing. It is vital you take action on this notification right away.

If you are selected under the DOS roll back you still have the opportunity to attend the Transition Assistance Program to help you as you begin the new phase of your life. There are many more programs as well as waivered items that go along with the DOS roll back. It is vital if you know you are affected by this program that you immediately take action and seek out assistance from your supervisor, First Sergeants, Chief's, Commanders, and the Military Personnel Section. They are all there to help answer any questions you may have and help ensure a successful transition with all the benefits that you are authorized. You can also follow the link below to read the Personnel Service Delivery Memorandum on the DOS roll back to help with any questions you may have.