Active-duty female Airmen will now receive up to 12 continuous, non-transferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave. This new policy applies to all Airmen in the active-duty component and those Reserve component service members on orders to active service for a continuous period of at least 12 months. Airmen who are currently on maternity leave will automatically be granted a 42-day extension. Those Airmen currently on approved ordinary leave in conjunction with their maternity leave can convert their regular leave to non-chargeable maternity leave. Commanders may not disapprove maternity leave. Airmen with questions can contact their chain of command or local force support squadron for more details.
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