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AFR major promotion, captain continuation boards postponed

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The Calendar Year 2021 Air Force Reserve Major Line and Nonline Promotion Board has been rescheduled for March 29, pushing it back two months from its original date of January 29. This change is due to new Department of Defense and Department of the Air Force requirements, and the time needed to implement them. 

As a result of the changes to the major promotion boards, the captain continuation boards have also been postponed and will be held immediately following the major promotion boards.

Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center has made the necessary changes to the convening notice and will be releasing additional information regarding the new requirements once they receive them from the Secretary of the Air Force. 

The board convening notices for the CY21 USAFR Major Line and Nonline Promotion Board (ARPCM 20-18) and USAFR Captain Continuation Board (ARPCM 20-30) can be found on myPers.

Eligibility requirements have changed due to the new convening date. Reservists should note that the one-year requirement on the Reserve Active Status List is now March 29, 2020. 

Field orientation videos now available

Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center Public Affairs has produced and published videos from the November 2020 Air Reserve Component field orientation event, which was held virtually. 

These videos target the Air Force Reserve force support squadrons and military personnel units, but information in several of the videos is also good for every Airman. Some examples are retirements, points and promotion boards for officers, to name a few. 

The videos can be viewed either on the ARPC YouTube playlist (currently not accessible via Air Force networks) or via the Defense Visual Information Distribution site.

If you or your unit has questions about any of these topics or have an active help ticket, please use myPers for all communication and transactions relating to your inquiry. This is the most efficient way to execute a transaction start to finish. Please do not directly contact HQ ARPC members for assistance as this places information in multiple places and makes it difficult to track and keep a record of your transaction.

TAP reform helps Reservists

Until recently, Reserve Citizen Airmen were required to complete the Transition Assistance Program with every new 180 day set of military orders. With new reforms enacted by Congress, Reservists are no longer required to attend TAP with every 180 day set of orders, according to the policy.

The policy ensures all Reserve members will complete the TAP mandates after serving their first 180 continuous days or more on active duty but they will not be required to attend all of the mandates for every 180 days on orders after that.

Reservists can voluntarily attend TAP workshops and briefings while on additional orders as the program provides a wide array of information on topics including, VA benefits, educational benefits, employment assistance and retirement planning.

“TAP has a wealth of beneficial information for our Reservists,” Mandie Holovach, Air Force Reserve Command Airman and Family Readiness program specialist, said. “The new policy will ensure members receive the valuable information presented in a timely and beneficial way.”

The updated policy also states that if a Reserve member is TAP eligible at their final separation or retirement, they will be required to attend the VA benefits briefing, if they have not attended within the past five years, to ensure they are aware of all VA benefits before ending their military service.

Reservists should contact their local Airman and Family Readiness office for information on how to complete TAP requirements. For further details, please go to www.DODTAP.mil or email questions to A1.RZ.workflow@us.af.mil.on milConnect. #ReserveReady #ReserveReform

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