The U.S. Air Force recently announced the Air Force’s continuation pay rates which are part of the new Blended Retirement System (BRS). Continuation pay is a way to encourage Airmen covered by BRS to remain in the Air Force since it will be possible to leave with some retirement benefit prior to 20 years of service. For active duty Airmen the payment rate is 2.5 times monthly basic pay. For the Reserve component Airmen to include Guardsmen and Reserve, the payment rate is 0.5 times monthly basic pay. For Reserve component Airmen on active Guard and Reserve orders, the payment rate is 2.5 times monthly basic pay.
For more information on the BRS, visit MyPers.
For more on military pay and retired pay, visit the Military.com Benefits section.