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  • Address Change Procedures

    NOTE TO RETIREES AND ANNUITANTS:  Please DO NOT send change of address information to the Retiree Services Section or the Afterburner at the Air Force Personnel Center.  The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is the agency responsible for maintaining and changing correspondence addresses for retired members and recipients of Survivor Benefit
  • Afterburner Frequently Asked Questions

    Below are some frequently asked questions about the Afterburner, News for USAF Retired Personnel.Question:  What is the Afterburner?Answer:  The Afterburner is a publication designed to keep Air Force retirees and annuitants informed about laws, policies and procedures affecting them.  Authorized by Air Force Instruction 36-3106, it is published
  • Afterburner Status

    Currently, the Afterburner is produced twice a year for more than 800,000 retirees and surviving spouses.   In order to meet fiscal challenges and keep costs low, changes have been made in the distribution process.  If funding permits, the Afterburner is printed and mailed to people without email or internet capability.  People with an online myPay
  • Air Force Instruction Governing SBP

    This fact sheet provides information to help you understand the provisions of the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), but is not a contract document. The basic statutory provisions of the SBP law are in Chapter 73, Title 10, United States Code. Air Force Instruction Governing SBP Air Force Instruction 36-3006, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) and Supplemental
  • Air Force Retiree Council

    The Air Force Retiree Council provides the link between members of the Air Force retiree community -- retirees, family members and surviving spouses living throughout the world -- and the Air Force chief of staff. It is comprised of two co-chairmen and 15 members representing retirees by geographical areas in the United States and overseas.
  • Arlington National Cemetery

     Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, is under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army. The cemetery conducts between 27 and 30 funeral services each weekday, and between six and eight services on Saturday. The grounds honor those who have served our nation and provide a sense of beauty and peace for our guests. Rolling green
  • Armed Forces Recreation Center Resorts

    Armed Force Recreation Center resorts are focused on providing world-class service and assuring that guests experience the vacation of a lifetime. The resorts offer an array of affordable, wholesome vacation opportunities exclusively to service members, their families, and other authorized patrons.The foundations of Armed Forces Recreation Center
  • Armed Forces Retirement Home

    The Armed Forces Retirement Home is the nation’s premier life community for certain retired and former members of America’s armed forces and their spouses.  There are two locations:  Gulfport, Mississippi, and Washington, District of Columbia. For information about either location, visit www.afrh.gov.  Phone toll free at 800-422-9988 and select
  • Armed Forces Vacation Club

    Armed Forces Vacation Club offers members vacations at an affordable price. Membership is free to all eligible U.S. military, including active duty, Reserve, Guard, and retirees. Explore rental options in destinations worldwide at https://www.afvclub.com/.
  • Cold War Recognition Certificate

    In accordance with section 1084 of the Fiscal Year 1998 National Defense Authorization Act, the Secretary of Defense approved awarding the Cold War Recognition Certificate to all members of the armed forces and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served the United States anytime during the Cold War era,


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