Retiring Airmen in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve are entitled to receive a United States (U.S.) Flag, Retirement Certificate, Spouse Certificate of Appreciation (if applicable), Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, Presidential Letter (if eligible), and Retirement Lapel Pin. When completing your online retirement request using the virtual Personnel Center (vPC), Airmen should indicate the date of the retirement ceremony ensuring HQ ARPC provides timely delivery of the flag and retirement certificates. Airmen who retired or were discharged before Oct. 5, 1999, are not authorized to receive a flag at the government's expense. However, a flag can be ordered at their own expense through their U.S. Senator or Representative. For more information, contact the Total Force Service Center at 1-800-525-0102.