32 CFR 881.5 - If an application is approved.
(a) If the Board approves an application for discharge and determines that it should be honorable, HQ AFPC/DPPRSO issues the applicant a DD Form 256AF, Honorable Discharge, and a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty under AFI 36-3202, Separation Documents (formerly AFR 35-6).
(b) Enter a military grade on the DD Form 214 only if the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs requests it.
(c) Enter a pay grade on the DD Form 214 only for individuals who were killed or received service-related injuries or disease during the approved period of service. For proof of grade criteria, see DoD 1000.20, Determinations of Active Military Service and Discharge Civilian or Contractual Personnel, section E, paragraph 3g.
(d) If the Board approves an application for discharge but determines that it should be “under honorable conditions” (general discharge), it forwards the case to the Air Force Personnel Council (AFPC) for final decision. HQ AFPC/DPPRSO, 550 C Street West, Suite 20, Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4722, then issues the appropriate discharge certificate and a DD Form 214 to the applicant.
(e) To appeal the characterization of a discharge, submit DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record Under the Provisions of Title 10, U.S.C., Section 1552, to the Secretary of the Air Force through the Air Force Review Boards Office (SAF/MIBR).
(f) If the member dies or is declared missing during the period of equivalent active military duty, the Directorate of Casualty Matters (HQ AFPC/DPW) issues DD Form 1300, Report of Casualty, including military pay grade, to the next of kin or a designated representative, according to DODI 1300.18, Military Personnel Casualty Matters, Policies and Procedures, and AFI 36-3002, Casualty Services (formerly AFR 30-25).