My ex already had orders and his TMO had already been shipped.
If you are preoccupied with your MIL's condition, are you focused on work? I know many people who have had this assignment approved. It's not a gaurentee...nothing is, but it is not prohibited by the AFI.
As for the others, the service says it will look — on a case-by-case basis — for ways an airman can still contribute to the mission, even if they can’t go overseas.
The strict new policy represents a major change in how the Air Force manages its airmen who have been unable to deploy for a lengthy period.
The Air Force’s Personnel Center views each request with compassion and empathy, giving it careful consideration.
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If its unaccompanied, you could even see about having your family PCS to the gaining assignment ahead of time instead of staying back at your current base til the short tour is done. There are long hours, but many people do it and survive!
The more I think about it, the more I think the OP should try recruiting. I just got accepted as a recruiter..leave for school soon.... Here is the website...think you'll have to use your MIL computer for it though.... Something about this situation just does not ring factual.
“We expect all airmen to exercise personal accountability for their deployability status and to take the necessary steps to maintain their readiness,” said Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, Chief of Staff Gen.
Dave Goldfein, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright in a memo dated Jan. “Commanders will ensure airmen understand what is required and ensure the necessary resources are available to achieve our goal of a 95 percent or higher deployable rate within their units.