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A U.S. Air Force Airman prepares to marshall a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013.

AF Eliminating Reenlistment Bonuses in 46 Fields

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The Air Force is eliminating selective reenlistment bonuses for 46 career fields and cutting retraining opportunities for hundreds of airmen in over-manned specialties as the service prepares to trim the force by as many as 25,000 airmen over the next several years. The personnel policy changes, announced late... more

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2013 Re-Enlistment Window Opens With Restrictions

With 10 years of war winding down, the focus is now, more than ever, on retention of quality Soldiers. Beginning March 1, if a Soldier's estimated termination of service is between Oct. 1, 2012 and Sept. 30, 2013, he or she can re-enlist between now and Sept 30 of this year. Accompanying this opportunity to continue in the Army, new policies al... more

The Selective Reenlistment Bonus

The Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) program is a monetary incentive paid to enlisted members to encourage reenlistments and retention in critical military skills to sustain the career force in those skills. Reenlistment bonus award levels are adjusted as needed to ensure the services are retaining the correct quantity and critical skill mi... more

Enlistment and Reenlistment Bonuses

In addition to pay, there are two types of bonuses that encourage soldiers to start and/or stay in the service. The following is a summary of the bonuses servicemembers are eligible to receive:Enlistment BonusThere are many benefits to joining the Armed Forces, but few directly affect your pay as much as enlistment bonuses. In fact, if you enlis... more

Individual Ready Reserve Reenlistment Bonus

If you are or were a member of the armed forces, and reenlist, enlist, or voluntarily extend an enlistment in a combat or combat support skill of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) of an armed force for a period of three to six years beyond your obligation, you may be paid a bonus. A bonus may not be paid if you have failed to complete satisfact... more

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