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The Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB). The annual AvB cap has been increased from $25,000 per year to $35,000 per year. Also, the fiscal 2017 AvB contract options include one-year, two-year, and five-year options for all eligible 11X aviators, with the amounts tiered by the most critical needs. Bomber, special ops, and mobility pilots have a nine-year contract option while fighter pilots have nine-year and 24 years of aviation service (13-year maximum) options. RPA pilots and combat systems operators are eligible for five-year contracts. For more information, visit the myPers website and enter 'aviation bonus program' in the search window.