After receiving feedback from airmen, Air Force Reserve Command implemented changes and exemptions to the program, according to a command news release.

  • Airmen no longer have to complete the pre-separation briefing if they have completed one in the past five years. Prior to the command’s changes, the pre-separation briefing was only good for one year, which meant airmen had to complete another briefing every time they came off orders, the command said.
  • If an airman has completed the VA benefits briefing in the past three years, they don’t need to attend another one.
  • The five-day transition Goals, Plans, Success workshop includes a three-day Department of Labor workshop that is normally mandatory for Reserve airmen. However, if an airman has a full-time job, is registered in a full-time higher education program or has previously attended a Department of Labor workshop, the airman is exempt from attending.
  • The transition program now offers a virtual option for completing the pre-separation briefing, GPS workshop and VA benefits briefing, according to the command.