To be eligible for this program, the DEROS of both members must be in the same overseas returnee cycle. Your grade or projected grade and control AFSC must be the same as the member you'd like to swap with. If either assignment requires a special experience identifier (SEI), both members must possess it. Only personnel in the grade of TSgt and below may apply. Individuals selected for a consecutive overseas tour or to a selectively manned activity are not eligible to apply.
If interested, you should request an assignment SWAP immediately after receiving your assignment. This is done through your MPF. Once you provide the bases, locales, states, or areas you are interested in, the MPF will update them into the personnel data system. At AFPC, your request is included into a computer search that is accomplished in an effort to match your request with other airmen who desire a SWAP. Remember, to be approved, everything must match up between you and the other enlisted member. You will be notified of approval or disapproval approximately 60 days before your DEROS.