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12 Hilltop Times Jan. 18, 1991 AF extends M identifies Sfp Lss eodes Loss Stop Air Force has WASHINGTON (AFNS)-T- he identified specialty codes affected by the Stop Loss program, which has been extended in- definitely. members, The AFSCs apply to all active-dutAir Force reservists, regardless of activation status, and Air National Guardsmen activated, or alerted for activation with dates established. AFSCs shown with dollar sign ($) denote additions to Stop Loss that became effective Jan 2. Force officials WASHINGTON (AFNS)-- Air have decided to extend the Stop Loss date indefinitely for those people in jobs considered critical to Operation Desert Storm. Previously, people in Stop Loss skills with dates of separation or retirement between Oct. 2 and Dec. 31 were involuntarily retained until January 1991, but were warned that this was a tentative date that would be adjusted as Operation Desert Storm requirements changed. That caution is now a reality, the Air Force said. Officials say this action was viewed as a better option than attempting to establish a series of interim termination dates that could generate confusion and false hopes. The Air Force's overall Stop Loss philosophy remains unchanged since its implementation, the officials said, and will affect the minimum number of people possible by precisely targeting Stop Loss skills. Skills will be reviewed periodically and added or deleted as Desert Storm requirements dictate. Stop Loss was initiated by the Air Force Sept. 17 to assure commanders that personnel resources needed to support Operation Desert Storm would be available. In addition to the requirements of the operation, the Air Force also has to follow congressional direction to continue force drawdown. B $105XB-tacti- cal EF-11- 1 S132XT-E- -3 pilot F Q-- F-4, ill, F-4- A-1- F-1- 0 and 7 and F-1- 6 pilot pilot SMK132XW-EC-1- 30 pilot $1 3 IX ACD special operations pilot B S136XAB special operations helicopter pilot B 142XAGH'JKY-a- ir operations officer B S144XLY air operations officer B $145XABD'EFY-a- ir operations officer, special operations pilot B $1485F air operations officer, helicoptersearch and rescue pilot B $1485Y air operations officer, helicopter pilot and B 154XAGHL-C-- 5, navigator B 155XB weapons systems operator B SSMK155XC F-- weapons systems operator B S155XE navigator, weapons systems operator B S156XT-E- -3 navigator; SMK156XW-EC-1- 30 0 C-1- E 4 F-l- ll navigator B 157XA weapons systems operator B 1 57 HJ navigator, electronic warfare officer electronic warfare officer B 157XQ EF-11B S158XCDG navigator, special operations B SP16XX air traffic controller B $G1716G air command and control staff officer B SG1745G air weapons director B $224XAGHLMPY-a- ir operations officer, navigator F-4- G 1 B $225XBEJKWY air operations officer, navigator operations officer, naviga- B $228XCDEFJHY-a- ir tor, special operations B $804 imagery intelligence officer B 807X intelligence applications officer B $808X combat targeting officer B 901X health services administration, staff B 902X health service administration B 912X bioenvironmental engineer B $9156 biomedical laboratory officer B 918X clinical pyschologist B 924X pharmacist; 925X optometrist B 928X physician assistant B 929X environmental health officer B 932X general practice physician B 934X family practice physician B 935X aerospace medical physician B 938X-inter- nist B 939X emergency services physician B 94 IX surgeon B $9426-urolo- gist B B $9446 otorhinolaryngologist B 948X orthopedic surgeon B 949X obstetrician, gynecologist gist B B $9536 diagnostic radiologist B 956X anesthesiologist B 958X psychiatrist B 97 IX nursing adminstration B $972X-men- tal health nurse B 973X operating room nurse B 974X nurse anesthetist B 975X clinical nurse B 976X-fli- ght nurse B 982X-den- tal officer $943X-opthalmol- ogist $9526-patholo- re loca- fore Sept. 1 will have their dates adjusted to Sept. with the understanding that they are indefinitely but that a date must be maintained in the system. d officers and enlisted people with dates of separation or retirement beyond Sept. 30 are also indefinitely extended, but officials say their dates will not be adjusted at this time. Sept. 29 is being used as a separation date to avoid moving Stop Loss people out of fiscal 1991 until absolutely necessary, officials say, which will keep personnel actions within the drawdown constraints 1 stop-losse- d Stop-losse- already established. Officials caution that people affected by the actions should plan their personal commitments carefully. nce 242XX-disa- ster (C-13- pilot SS'MKUIXFMN While some people face an extension of service under the Stop Loss program, officials said there are some exceptions to Stop Loss being allowed. retireSince mandatory or ments were a critical part of the balanced drawdown, the Air Force deemed it prudent to let those continue to occur, officials said. Also, for obvious reasons, there is no freeze on disability retirements, discharges or certain involuntary or hardship dis- Recognizing there may be unique personal situations, the Air Force established an exemption process that allows a person to request release through two avenues: having the major commands declare him or her nonessential to the operation of Desert Storm, or justifying a compelling hardship condition not being experienced by contemporaries. Stop Loss will impact separations and retirements as follows: Officers scheduled to separate on or before Sept. 29 will be extended indefinitely and given an indefinite date of separation in the personnel and finance systems. Enlisted people will be given a separation date of Sept. 29 because of the automated personnel and finance data system requirements. Individuals will be cautioned that this is an administrative date only and that their actual duration of Stop Loss is indefinite. Officer and enlisted people slated to retire be- - operations $205XX electronic intelligence operations $A207X2 printer systems (aircrew) 208X5AD linguist (Arabic and Farsi) co-pil- ot $111XB'GJ'SV-F-15- E, others to depart. For Desert Storm, the Air Force asked all major commands to submit lists of officer and enlisted specialties essential to their operations. These specialties were closely reviewed by the Air Force Military Personnel Center. The current Stop Loss specialties reflect the results of this process. Exemptions aircraft loadmaster $AK'M116XX airborne communications system $AKM117XX airborne warning command and control system SAKM 11 8XX airborne computer system, command and control communications equipment 114XX co-pil- ot 1040XN-C- -5 Although there have been indications there may be some relief from this drawdown, the Air Force most likely will still have to make substantial reductions, officials said. At the same time, a balanced approach to force drawdown is being used by encouraging voluntary separations and retirements, cutting accessions, population, and reducing the retirement-eligibl- e trimming the numbers of people with two to six years of service. Officials recognize, however, that these actions lead to what seems to be a conflicting situation of involuntarily retaining some people to meet Desert Storm requirements, while forcing or encouraging short-tou- r $11200 inflight refueling $113XX-fli- ght engineer 20lXX-intellige- pilot pilot, pilot, airlift pter 104XL-C-1- 41 Relief charge and separation actions. Additionally, people assigned to tions have been exempted. Slop Loss enlisted specialties Officer AFSCs $1025-helico- oral surgeon $988X endodontist y indefinitely high-year-of-tenu- 98 3X "All Stop Loss personnel, whether or not their retirement or separation dates were changed, must understand they should not make any irrevocable retirement or separation plans, nor will they be allowed to go on any terminal leave,"' a personnel offi B B B B B B B B $27200-- air preparedness traffic control data system analysis maintenance aircraft tactical $452X4C electronicenvironmental $45275 tactical systems fuel systems $454X3-aircr- aft 454X4 aircraft pneudraulic systems 454X6 airlift electronic and environmental systems 455X1A avionics guidance and control systems $39 100-mainte- nance (MAC) B 455X2A communications and navigation systems (MAC) B $A456X1 electronic warfare systems (aircrew) B 457XOC strategic aircraft maintenance (C:135 only) B $457X1 helicopter maintenance B 457X2X airlift aircraft maintenance B 458X2 aircraft structural maintenance B 461XX munitions systems B 462XX aircraft armament systems B 464XX explosive ordnance disposal B 465XX munitions operations B 472X0 special vehicle equipment mechanic B 472X1 special vehicle mechanic B 542X1 electrical powerline B 542X2 electrical power production B $545X1 liquid fuel systems maintenance B 551X1 construction equipment B 566X1 environmental support B 571XX fire protection B $602XX passenger and household goods, freight and packaging B $603X0 vehicle operator, dispatcher B 605XX air transportation B 623XX-servi- ces B $66100 logistics plans manager B 8 11XX security, law enforcement B 901XX aeromedical B 902XX medicalsurgical service B 903XX radiologicnuclear medicine B $904XX cardiopulmonary laboratory B 905XX-pharm- acy B 906XX medical administration B 907XX bioenvironmental engineer B 908XX environmental medicine B 912XX-optom- etry B $913XO-physi- cal therapy B 914XX mental health service B 9 15XX medical materiel B 9 18XX biomedical equipment B 924XX medical laboratory B 926XX-d- iet therapy B 981XX-den- tal B $996X2-sen- sor operator Enlisted specialties deleted Dec. 31 B B B B B B B B 208X5BC-lingui- 271XX 302X0 30499 304X6 sts (Syrian, Hebrew) airfield and operations resource management weather equipment ground radio communications support satellite communications 491X1 communications computer systems 552X5 plumbing 631X0-f- uel Specific questions regarding these AFCSs should be addressed to local personnel offices or deployed personnel teams. cial said. "Also, they need to understand their present dates of retirement or separation are subject to adjustment as Operation Desert Storm continues." Although this action adds a new light to the Stop Loss program, officials say the Air Force philosophy has not changed. "The Air Force's philosophy about the Stop Loss program, which supports Desert Storm, is to limit it to those individuals absolutely essential to the conduct and support of the operation, while keeping personal disruption at a minimum," an official said. Once Stop Loss is terminated, the administratively set date of Sept. 29 no longer will be relevant, officials said. Those affected will be allowed to their retirement or separation dates with sufficient time to process out and take terminal leave. For more information contact 2nd Lt. Dan Merry at Ext. 72064.