The most recent edition of the Afterburner is the one at the top of the left-hand column below. The Afterburner is produced twice a year when funding permits, and is mailed via U.S. Postal Service to those without Internet access. An announcement and link to the online version of the Afterburner is emailed to those people with a myPay email address on file with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.
The Air Force has partnered with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service in this effort to save postage costs. People with a myPay account have been removed from the hard-copy mailing list. Instead, using the email address they have listed in myPay, they will receive an email notification with a link to the latest Afterburner.
Retirees and annuitants can keep their email address updated by logging into myPay at https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx. Once logged in, click on "Email Address" and review/edit the "Personal Email address" block. When finished, click "Accept/Submit" button.
If you do not have a myPay account:
To opt out of receiving a hard copy, please send:
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also list if you need to be subscribed to the electronic edition.
Whereas the printed version is sent (when funding is available) only to selected retired Air Force members and surviving spouses eligible to receive pay and compensation, anyone with computer and Internet access may read or subscribe to the Afterburnerelectronic version online.
(Note: There were no funds for publishing/mailing hard-copy editions of the Afterburner in 2007 and 2008. Before then, the last hard-copy edition was published in August 2006.)
Afterburner Issue 1, 2023
Afterburner Issue 2, 2023
Afterburner Vol. 2 2022
Afterburner Vol. 1 2022
Afterburner Spring-Summer 2021
Afterburner Fall-Winter 2020-2021
Afterburner Spring-Summer 2020
Afterburner Fall/Winter 2019-2020
Afterburner Spring-Summer 2019
Afterburner Fall-Winter 2018
Afterburner Spring-Summer 2018
Afterburner Fall-Winter 2017
December 2013 Afterburner
April 2013 Afterburner
Sept 2012 Afterburner
Feb 2012 Afterburner
Other Service Retiree Publications
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Retired before Oct. 1, 2004
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Air Force Worldwide Locator
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