Captive / POW / MIA Entitlements

Air Force Reserve: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet


Service members designated with Captive, Missing, or Missing in Action (MIA) status are entitled to receive the pay and allowances to which entitled when the status began or to which the Service members later become entitled.


Retired Air Force Reservists are not eligible for POW / MIA entitlements. POW / MIA status is designated to Service members on active duty who are person carrying a POW flag determined to be prisoners of war, missing, missing in action, interned in a foreign country, beleaguered or besieged by a hostile force, or detained in a foreign country.

Additional Information

VA American Former Prisoners of War website:

VA POW Fact Sheet:

DoD 7000.14-R DoD Financial Management Regulation - Volume 7A: Military Pay Policy - Active Duty and Reserve Pay Chapters 24, 35, 36, 37 and 44:

Document Review Date: 03 December 2021