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COVID-19 Military Personnel Flight

Under Secretary of Defense Policy Guidance Issued April 9:

Update on COVID-19 ID Cards: Office of the Secretary of Defense extends Uniformed Service ID Cards expiring through September 2020. Personnel with ID cards expire set to expire on or after Jan. 1, 2020, are now authorized for continued benefit use through Sept. 30, 2020.  This includes ensuring access to healthcare and other benefits remain intact during this time of increasing precaution and restrictions in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

To ensure the 66th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Section ID card office is postured to maintain continuity of operations, and to minimize the number of non-essential required visits, the following OSD guidance is in effect through Sept. 30, 2020:

Uniformed Services ID (USID) cards issued to retirees, family members and other eligible individuals

If a cardholder's affiliation is unchanged, USID cards that expired on or after Jan. 1, 2020, are authorized for continued benefit use through Sept. 30, 2020.

Continued use of the Reserve USID card to obtain active duty benefits is authorized for mobilized Reservists and their eligible dependents.

Common Access Cards (CAC)  

CAC cards will take place for only initial issue or reissue of one within 30 days of expiration. CAC cards will not be reissued due to life changes such as promotions or name changes.

*Note: Expired CACs are not able to access the Air Force Network (NIPRNET). Military, civilian and contractor personnel who require NIPRNET access must replace their CACs before the expiration date. There is a technical effort underway to change this, but that capability is not operational at this time. More guidance to follow and posted to the COVID-19 webpage.

For more information regarding DoD CAC and USID Cards, please refer to:  www.cac.mil/Coronavirus