Air National Guard Bonus and Incentive Overview

The Air National Guard offers many incentives for joining; these include several types of cash signing bonuses and education incentives. If you qualify for more than one bonus the National Guard may combine them to pay a combined bonus, which is not to exceed $20,000.

Most cash enlistment incentives may also be combined with either the Guard’s Loan Repayment Program or National Guard College Fund, but not both

Air National Guard Cash Bonuses

Currently enlistees may be eligible for a $15,000 cash signing bonus for select careers. This bonus Is paid in a limp sum upon completion of your Initial Active Duty Training (IADT). Your local recruiter can let you know what career fields/jobs are offered a bonus at their unit.

Air National Guard Education Incentives

Student Loan Repayment Program

The Student Loan Repayment Program will pay up to $20,000 to those who have an existing student loan obligation at the time of enlistment in the Air National Guard. In addition, current Air National Guard members who extend their enlistment contract for a minimum period of six years are also eligible for this program if they meet certain requirements.

The Montgomery G.I. Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

The Air National Guard offers the Montgomery G.I. Bill, - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR), a tuition assistance program to help with college expenses. This benefit pays you a stipend, up to $309 a month (for full-time enrollment), while attending college (or other approved technical school). Over a period of 36 months, you can receive up to $11,124.

The Montgomery G.I. Bill, Selected Reserve may be used in addition to the 100% Federal Tuition Assistance Program and the Air National Guard GI Bill Kicker. Prior service members may also be entitled to the MGIB-SR.

The Air National Guard College Fund or (MGIB-SR) GI Bill Kicker

The Air National Guard (MGIB-SR) Kicker pays up to an additional $350 a month while attending college (or other approved technical school). Paid as a stipend, this incentive pays up to $12,600 over a period of 36 months.

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