Ramstein AB Airmen impacted by AF-wide PCS moves delay can get information here

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Effective 11 July 2023, the U.S. Air Force temporarily paused (not cancelled) PCS moves, which will impact the following Airmen:

  • Airmen who DO NOT have orders-in-hand, but DO have an assignment on file and fall into one of the following categories:
    • Overseas long tour rotation (in or out), with PDD of 1 October 2023 or later; PCS is paused (not cancelled) and DEROS/RNLTD will be adjusted to January 2024 or later
  • Airmen with a DEROS or Assignment Availability Code (AAC) 50, who DO NOT have an assignment on file will have their dates extended as follows:
    • DEROS or AAC 50 between August 2023 – October 2023 will be adjusted to January 2024
    • DEROS or AAC 50 in November 2023 will be adjusted to February 2024
    • DEROS or AAC 50 in December 2023 will be adjusted to March 2024

Until they have orders-in-hand, impacted Airmen (with paused assignments) are directed to refrain from making any irrevocable commitments that may create a hardship associated with preparing for a move.

  • Airmen NOT Impacted: 
    • Airmen with orders-in-hand, a July PDD, or currently assigned/projected to a short tour location
    • Airmen with an assignment on file, projected for an overseas long tour rotation (in or out) with a PDD or DEROS prior to 1 October 2023
    • Airmen with an assignment for Command or Formal Training (in or out); Expedited Transfer; Humanitarian; Exceptional Family Member Program (if care is not available at current location); or Threatened Person Assignment
    • Airmen Relieved of Duty or Returned to Service where no locally funded authorizations are available


Step 1 -Member:  To request PCS orders as an exception to any of the above situations, impacted Airmen must provide an ETP memo with justifying rationale.

Step 2 -Unit:  The ETP memo must first be endorsed by the member’s Unit Commander AND Wing Commander/Director. ETPs should be endorsed within 48 hours of receipt from the member. ETPs can be disapproved by any Commander/Director in the chain. Send only approval recommendations directly to usafea1.a1kb@us.af.mil (U-A/A1KM).

Step 3 -U-A:  Upon receipt, U-A/A1KM will route ETP memos to the USAFE-AFAFRICA Deputy Commander for endorsement decision and return the signed memo back to the unit, member & MPF. 

Step 4 -Member:  Applications for a PCS Order Exception will be submitted IAW guidance from AFPC.  May also include other supporting attachments, if desired (i.e. additional justification).

Ref: Change 3 to PSDM 23-67 (dated 13 Jul 23)           


If you are currently stationed at Ramstein Air Base and have any questions, please contact Ramstein AB 786th FSS MPF at DSN: 480-2240; CIV: 06371-47-2240.

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