APRIL 18, 2017, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – The Air Force has expanded the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program, adding 51 additional Air Force specialty codes for select air reserve component officers.
Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen from select Air Force officer and enlisted specialties may now serve on active duty in vacant positions for three years and one day.
Rated opportunities have expanded to include 11X–pilot, 12F–fighter combat systems officer and 18X–remotely piloted aircraft pilot, to name a few.
Non-rated opportunities were also expanded to include 15W–weather, 21A–aircraft maintenance, 35P–public affairs, BSC–biomedical science corps and NC–nurse corps. 13C–special tactics and 13L–air liaison officer were also added to the list of Battlefield Airman AFSCs.
Special duty opportunities still remain open for Air University and U.S. Air Force Academy faculty in addition to mission support group deputy commanders. Instructor opportunities also exist for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Officer Training School, Air Command and Staff College and the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence.
Opportunities are also available for enlisted Airmen in more than 60 career fields, which include maintenance, aircrew operations, command control systems operations, personnel, aerospace medical services and medical lab technicians.
During their tour, the selected Airmen will receive active duty benefits but remain on the Reserve Active Status List and meet Reserve promotion boards when eligible.
VLPAD information is available and continuously updated on myPers. Click “Officer/Enlisted Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty Program” from any Air Reserve component assignment landing page to find the complete VLPAD AFSC list, detailed eligibility criteria and application procedures for each specific VLPAD program.
By Kat Bailey, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs