The information on this page applies to those who have separated or have been medically retired from active duty and the Guard or Reserve. Please take time to go through every section to ensure you have not missed a step in the process prior to your date of separation (DOS).
DD FORM 214
The attached document below provides specific detailed instructions on how to access your DD Form 214 on your separation date:
DD Form 214 Instructions
The Air Force’s Personnel Center website is another great resource for DD Form 214 information.
If you are ANG or Reserve, you will only receive a DD Form 214 if you are on active orders. If you are not on active orders you will receive an NGB Form 22. Both forms are completed by HQ/ARPC.
If for some reason you need to access your DD Form 214 Part 4 and you can no longer access it electronically you can use the attached form letter basically explaining that the Part 2 if sufficient for establishment of entitlements, benefits, and employment.
Attached is valuable information on Tricare that will apply to you and your family members following your retirement. You should contact your Regional Tricare Advisor no later than the 20th day of your projected retirement month and ensure your Tricare region is updated as necessary and make your election for Tricare Standard or Prime. Also ensure you review the costs associated with either election and ensure your payment plan is updated accordingly to prevent lapse in Tricare Medical Coverage. Here is the Tricare enrollment link; it provides information on the coverage available in your area and the online enrollment application process. The site also provides the contact information for your region if you have questions.
In addition to updating your Tricare coverage, you need to ensure you obtain your BLUE RETIRED ID Card no later than the 20th day of your retirement month. You can obtain your new RET ID card at any local MPS DEERS/RAPIDS locations. Go to the RAPIDS site to search for the closest DEERS/RAPIDs station to your location and set up an appointment online. You will also need to ensure your dependents receive new ID cards as appropriate.
Ensuring DEERS is updated in a timely manner will facilitate your identification and tracking when you are making your Tricare updates also. You will need to take two forms of ID with you to your appointment and a copy of your retirement orders.
For additional Tricare assistance, you can contact the Warrior Navigation and Assistance Program (WNAP) through Humana. Their contact info is:
Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm CST
This program was specifically developed to help warriors and their families through the military and VA's health care systems, connect them with community resources, non-medical services, and civilian health care to return them to productive lives.
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Anyone can refer an Airman and Guardians into the AFW2 program; download the form by clicking the button below then save the form as a PDF to your computer. Complete the first page of the form and send here. You will also find the email address for delivery at the bottom of page 1 of the form.