Image Copyright: Nicole Sikorski/U.S. Air Force
By Jennifer H. Svan
Copyright: Stars and Stripes
A limited number of airmen wanting to start a family, earn a law degree or accomplish a life goal that’s not achievable while on active duty may soon have the option of taking a long sabbatical without sacrificing their careers.
A new Air Force pilot program will enable up to 40 airmen per year to step away from their military jobs for one to three years. The goal of the Career Intermission Pilot Program is to provide airmen with a one-time opportunity to meet personal or professional needs outside the service and then seamlessly return to active duty, according to an Air Force memorandum.