Armed Forces News

Air Force officials have rescinded the enlisted date-of-separation rollback for Airmen with an assignment limitation code “C.” “The secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force decided we should take a harder look at code-C limitations, and the medical conditions that drive (the codes), to see if we can come up with a long-term solution, rather than a short-term, force-reduction tool,” said Col. Michael Hayden, Air Force military policy chief. Initially, the force-shaping program’s Phase II assigned a DOS of no later than June 30, 2005, for enlisted Airmen with this limitation and who have more than 20 years of service as of that date. Feedback regarding the policy was part of what made leaders reconsider, said Hayden.