Why does the AirForce (and other branches I presume) forbid residents to moonlight when they are on deferred status at a civilian hospital? As a senior resident, my civilian program encourages moonlighting on a limited basis as a way to sharpen your skills. But in the yearly status update form I have to complete for the AirForce, it reminds me in large bold letters that I am not allowed to moonlight and to do so could result in my being taken out of training and immediately returned to active duty. I'm sure there's a reason... I just can't come up with it.