Description: The article talks about the difference between soft orders and hard orders or unofficial and official orders, soft orders or unofficial orders can be found in Airmen’s af portal login.
In terms of the difference between soft orders and hard orders or unofficial and official orders, a lot of people have talked about it on Facebook group with a lot of spouses. Combining all the questions online posed by them and answering them one by one, so that you can understand the difference between the two, I hope soft orders or unofficial orders can be found in your Airmen’s portal.
It was about three weeks after Jeremy got to tech school. He was able to get unofficial orders, so he went into the portal one day. I think someone else in his class went into their own portal, saw that he had orders and then told everyone else. He ended up getting orders that day. Those unofficial orders can change at any time. We’ve been told they don’t change, but I know in other places they change all the time. In some cases, they even change for three or four times before graduation.
You can get any time while you’re in tech school. It could be your first days of tech school. It could be your last days of tech school, or anywhere in between. You could get enough orders in your portal official orders or hard orders, because they are a hardcopy that are on paper. Those will be given to you toward the end of tech school.
Some people get them on the day of graduation. Others don’t get them until after graduation. Official orders are what you’ll need in order to put your name on the wait list for base housing. You’ll need official orders to leave your tech school. If you graduate and you don’t have hard official orders, you are not allowed to leave. Instead, you will be stuck until you have those in your hand.
The above were the main differences. You can’t do anything with unofficial orders. Official orders allow you to apply for housing, apply for movers if you will have the Air Force. You apply for moving all of those things you can’t do until you have official orders.
Official orders can change too. Nothing is set until you’re at your new base, so you could get official orders, come home after tech school, do rap or just take or leave whatever. From what I have learned, it is a lot less common than having your unofficial orders change but it can happen any time.
I hope the essay was helpful and that you understand the difference between hard and soft orders or official and unofficial orders. Thanks for reading.