Letters to the Family/Disciplinary
Next Of Kin Notification For Absent Without Authority
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Copy Directly on to Unit Letter Head!
PARENTS/NEXT OF KIN NAMES
(CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE)
Dear Mr. and Mrs. <LNAME>,
This letter is to advise you that your son, <RANK> <FNAME> <MI>. <LNAME> SN
123-45-6789, has been absent without authority since <TIME> PM, <DAY> <MONTH>
<YEAR>. If you know of his whereabouts at this time, please advise him to return
to his organization immediately; also, notify the nearest military installation.
He should go to the nearest military installation for transportation back to
this base. His continued absence will only add to the seriousness of the offense
and will result in his being dropped from the Air Force rolls as a deserter. If
he is placed in a deserter status, his dependants, if any claimed will be
ineligible for medical care and other benefits and privileges.
Absence without authority, while a serious offense, is not as series as
desertion. Should your son remain absent, he may be court-martialed upon his
return to military control and, if convicted, he could possibly receive a loss
of pay, allowances, and government insurance; reduction in grade; a bad conduct
or dishonorable discharge; and/or confinement.
In view of the above, I am sure you understand that your son is subjecting
himself to more severe consequences each additional day he remains absent.
If you desire to answer this letter, please address your letter to (Your UNIT
STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE) .
(CC’S SIGNATURE BLOCK)
Reminder, the closing line is 5 spaces below the last line of text.
NOTE: This letter needs to be sent out at the 10 day mark the member is still
absent without authority (AWOL). Be sure MPF gets a copy as well.