Air Force

January 25, 2013

Air Force News – January 25, 2013

GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for Airmen

When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2- or 3-year active-duty service commitment.

That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012, and all active-duty Airmen now incur a four-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman, Air Force Personnel Center education services and benefits chief.

“Because the program was new, many otherwise eligible members would have been unable to take advantage of it without the phased-in service commitments,” said Houseman. “However, those exceptions are no longer offered, so members who wait until they are close to retirement to transfer benefits may not be able to do so.”

High year of tenure, for one, may affect a member’s ability to transfer benefits.

“If you have 20 years of active federal service, but still have four years before your HYT, you may still be able to apply to transfer benefits, but you will definitely incur a four-year commitment, so it’s best to act quickly,” Houseman said.

Airmen interested in transferring a portion or all of their G.I. Bill education benefits to family members can contact the education services team at afpc.dpsitedu@us.af.mil.

http://www.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123332418

Washington State

Airmen of the 446th Airlift Wing teamed up with a local police dive team to conduct familiarization training on the C-17 Globemaster Jan. 10.

Washington D.C.

The Air Force Band, along with the Honor Guard, joined more than 1,000 Airmen in fields ranging from communications to logistics, medical, legal, command and control, and contingency response to provide support for the presidential inauguration.

Southwest Asia

Airmen from the 554th Red Horse Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, are currently deployed executing a critical $31 million construction program spanning from the Middle East to Central Asia.

Japan

F-22A Raptors and about 300 Airmen from the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and the 192nd Fighter Wing, Va., Air National Guard, will deploy to Kadena Air Base, on a four-month rotation.




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