Palace Chase and Palace Front are both programs offered to active-duty officers and enlisted members, giving them the opportunity to transfer from active duty to an Air Reserve Component. In both programs, Airmen transition from their full-time positions to traditional guardsmen and reservists, serving one weekend per month and two weeks per year. The Palace Chase program is an early release program that allows active-duty Airmen to request to transfer to a reserve component, either the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard. The Palace Front program is a transfer program that allows active-duty Airmen to transfer to a reserve component the day after their contract ends and separate from active duty. For more information, read AFI 36-3205.
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