The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 provides a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families including improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Effective Jan.1, the monthly basic pay will increase by 2.1 percent. The Department of Defense will begin planning for a transition to a single-salary pay system no later than Jan. 1, 2018. NDAA authorizes the Air Force to increase aviation retention pay from $25,000 to $35,000 per year and flight pay up to $1,000 per month as needed. The full text of the NDAA is available on the House Armed Services Committee website.
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