Eligible active-duty Air Force pilots and combat systems officers have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2015 Aviator Retention Pay Program (ARP). This year, ARP provides specific eligible pilots and combat systems officers with monetary incentives in exchange for active-duty service commitments of five years for combat systems officers or until 20 years of aviation service for pilots. Additionally, pilots who entered into a fiscal 2014 agreement last year have the opportunity to extend their contracts from five years to until 20 years of aviation service. Depending on the aviator category and length of the ARP contract, incentives will vary from $10,000 to $25,000 per year with some categories eligible to receive 50 percent of the ARP total payable up front. For eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit the myPers website at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/login/redirect/home and select the compensation link in the left hand column and select the "Aviator Retention Pay Program" link.
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