This doesn't mean it’s not possible to move sooner if manning permits, however, it just means the Air Force won't pay for the move before two years.
If a suitable assignment is available prior to the 24 month period, and an Airman chooses to, he or she may pay their own way to move. Another set of changes to Air Force policy are more indirect, but they still affect PCS moves in the service.
In an effort to save PCS dollars and to stabilize and better develop the force, new policies have been developed regarding PCS moves that will keep most Air Force personnel in one location for a longer period of time.
This can be good or bad, depending on how you look at it.
Role of the Medical Officers in the MEB Process.2.2.1. Role of the Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO). Ensure disability cases referred to the PEB are complete, accurate, and fully documented.2.3.2.
The attending physician at the medical treatment facility (MTF) will:220.127.116.11. Prepare the documents required to identify medical defects or conditions that may disqualify the member for continued active duty (AD).18.104.22.168. Counsel evaluees concerning their rights in the disability process (see Attachment 2).2.3.3. A PEB is a fact-finding body that investigates the nature, origin, degree of impairment, and probable permanence of the physical or mental defect or condition of any member whose case it evaluates.Maintain coordination with the member, medical facility, MPF, and HQ AFPC/DPPD.2.4. Except in situations of critical illness or injury in which return to duty is not expected, a written statement from the member's immediate commanding officer or supervisor describing the impact of the members medical condition on normal military duties and ability to deploy or mobilize, as applicable, will be submitted with the documentation required by AFI 48-123.... The disability system provides for two PEBs: an Informal PEB and a Formal PEB. While traveling directly to or from the place at which such duty is performed; and/or22.214.171.124.If either board finds a member unfit, it recommends appropriate disposition based on the degree of impairment caused by the disabling condition, the date incurred, and the member's line of duty status. The following ARC members who have impairments which were incurred or aggravated in the line of duty are eligible for disability processing:8.2.1. On active duty for 30 days or less or on call to Inactive Duty Training (IDT). After September 23, l996, any injury, illness, or disease incurred or aggravated while remaining overnight, between successive periods of IDT, at or in the vicinity of the site of the inactive duty training, if the site is outside reasonable commuting distance of the member's residence.126.96.36.199. ARC members are ineligible for disability processing if the member is pending an approved, unsuspended, punitive discharge or dismissal. Chapter 4APPOINTMENT, ENLISTMENT, AND INDUCTIONSection 4A--Medical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, and Induction.4.1. Do DI 6130.03, Medical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, and Induction, establishes basic medical standards for enlistment, appointment, and induction into the Armed Forces of the United States according to the authority contained in Title 10, United States Code, Section 113.In such cases, surgery may not be done until the expected results have been evaluated via I/RILO or MEB, and the member has been returned to duty. Individuals requiring exemption from one or more components of the fitness test for greater than one year do not require I/RILO or MEB unless the underlying condition or limitation does not meet retention or deployment standards. The individual’s travel by military air transportation is precluded for medical reasons. The individual has an assignment, TDY or deployment canceled due to a medical condition.Present case to the DAWG within 10 calendar days IAW AFI 41-210.Finally, the Air Force has extended by 12 months the tours of Airmen in jobs coded as Assignment Availability Code 50 (AAC 50).Airmen affected by this change are now serving in special jobs where the Air Force initially set an absolute limit on how long they could serve. If you don’t know if this change affects you, check with your supervisor to determine if you are coded as AAC 50.The first PCS policy change increases the time-on-station requirement needed before one can PCS from one continental United States (CONUS) assignment to another.In the past, you needed to remain at a stateside base for three years before you could PCS to another stateside base.Comments: To view or download the complete regulation, click on the link to it in the box above these comments. The mere presence of a physical defect or condition does not qualify a member for disability retirement or discharge. HQ AFPC/DPPD determines eligibility for disability processing.