DAF opens public comment period for Support of Military Families basing-decision scorecard updates Published Aug. 16, 2023 Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs ARLINGTON, Virginia -- The Department of the Air Force opened a public comment period regarding recent updates to the background and methodology for Support of Military Families scorecards for spouse licensure portability and dependent education surrounding department bases Aug 16. Per the **SEC 2883 regulation**, a public comment period of 60 days is required to allow the public an opportunity to submit comments and feedback regarding the updates. Section 2883(h) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Public Law 116–283; 10 U.S.C. 1781b note) ensures the Department of Defense considers certain military family readiness issues when making basing decisions for military units and headquarters. Section 2883 has been amended, making basing-decision scorecards a comprehensive product available to military families through internet websites. Updates to the methodology and changes to criteria will be published on the services’ websites and will remain coordinated within the DoD to ensure consistency across the military departments. Public comment periods allow the services to receive tailored feedback on policy and regulation updates while consistently improving and refining the Support of Military Families program. Please follow the below submission instructions during the current public comment period, which is open from Aug. 16 to Oct. 15. It is advised that if these instructions are not followed thoroughly, the public comment may not be successfully submitted. The DAF is expected to post a public comment period regarding the establishment of scorecards for healthcare and housing surrounding department bases, along with the supporting background and methodology, before the end of 2023. These scorecards are also a requirement under the 2021 NDAA. STEP 1: Copy the below public comment template into an email, addressed to: SAF.MRR.Workflow@us.af.mil —————— Name: Contact Email: Public Comment: (Optional Demographics): Base/State: County: —————— STEP 2: Use ONLY the following subject line: INFO//PUBLIC COMMENT RE: SoMF BACKGROUND & METHODOLOGY UPDATE STEP 3: Fill sections of the template out before submitting. Personal information, including email addresses, will only be used to respond to messages or requests. For more information on how we use personal information, visit the disclaimer page here.