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***From CMSAF Wright***
Teammates, Taking care of our Airmen and their families is our top priority. To demonstrate our support, the Air Force launched the MyAirForceBenefits website Caution-https://www.myairforcebenefits.us.af.mil.
This is an official military benefits website for the Air Force and offers Airmen and their families the tools to plan, budget and prepare for retirement, separation, deployment, re-enlistment, and survivor support. These benefits are available to all Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve Airmen and families to include Federal and State/Territory benefits, as well as a Resource Locator for all Air Force installations.
In addition to the website, MyAirForceBenefits provides a full-time help desk with live operators ready to answer benefits-related questions. Regardless of status (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veteran, or Retiree), Airmen and their families can call 888-721-2769 to speak to a benefits specialist. The help desk operators are available to answer phone calls Monday – Friday, 0900-1700, EST or via email at AFPC.DP0BB.MyAirForceBenefits@us.af.mil.
Airmen of all components can utilize MyAirForceBenefits calculators and benefit libraries to help prepare for the future. There are many of up-to-date benefits organized as federal and state fact sheets which can assist Airmen and their families with life changing decisions, such as where to live after retirement and survivorship planning. Additionally, the benefit libraries include information on taxes, education, spousal employment, professional licensure, hunting and fishing licenses, and much more!
The MyAirForceBenefits retirement calculator projects monthly personalized retired pay based on future rank and retirement date. Survivor Benefit Premium (SBP) calculations and Survivor estimates are included to ensure your family is taken care of in the event of your death on active duty or inactive duty for training. The SBP calculator shows lump sum payments, income streams, education benefits for your family, capturing changes over time to allow detailed survivorship planning.
Please share this resource with your installations – Caution-https://www.myairforcebenefits.us.af.mil. Let MyAirForceBenefits help our Airmen and their families prepare!
– Sent on behalf of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright
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