10 U.S. Code § 8681 - Presentation of United States flag upon retirement

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(a) Presentation of Flag.— Upon the release of a member of the Air Force from active duty for retirement, the Secretary of the Air Force shall present a United States flag to the member.
(b) Multiple Presentations Not Authorized.— A member is not eligible for a presentation of a flag under subsection (a) if the member has previously been presented a flag under this section or any other provision of law providing for the presentation of a United States flag incident to release from active service for retirement.
(c) No Cost to Recipient.— The presentation of a flag under this section shall be at no cost to the recipient.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title VI, § 644(c)(1),Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2049; amended Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title VI, § 652(e),Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 666.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 8681, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 534, prescribed service to be listed in official Air Force Register, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 85–861, § 36B(28),Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1571.
Amendments

1999—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–65substituted “under this section or any other provision of law providing for the presentation of a United States flag incident to release from active service for retirement.” for “under this section or section 3681 or 6141 of this title or section 516 of title 14.”
Effective Date

Section applicable with respect to releases from active duty described in this section, sections 3681 and 6141 of this title, and section 516 of Title 14, Coast Guard, on or after Oct. 1, 1998, see section 644(e) ofPub. L. 105–261, set out as a note under section 3681 of this title.

 

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