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AF Changes New Mom's Separation Request Policy

Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service. This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, allows female Airmen to apply for separation within the 12-month period after delivery via the virtual Military Personnel Flight, with the date of separation set for no more than 12 months after the date of application. This policy is not retroactive. This policy does not apply to adoptive parents. Pregnant Airmen can still separate before the baby is born by submitting an application with a requested separation date between 30-90 days prior to their projected delivery date. For more information, visit the Separation page on myPers.

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