Selective re-enlistment bonus list released

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Enlisted members now have 77 Air Force specialties from which they can receive a selective re-enlistment bonus. Officials said this fiscal year’s program retains a heavy emphasis on retaining airmen with 17 months to six years of service, and made adjustments in the 6 to […]

Foreign language bonus provides incentive

By Kathryn Gustafson: Language and Culture Program WASHINGTON — Air Force officials have recently updated the Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus policy. All airmen, regardless of career field, are now eligible for FLPB in a broad range of languages including those identified as “dominant in the force” such as Spanish, Tagalog, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean […]

Officials release new selective re-enlistment bonus list

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Pentagon officials recently released the latest selective re-enlistment bonus list containing 91 Air Force specialties. The revised listing places a greater emphasis on retaining airmen with 17 months to six years of service, said Tech. Sgt. Christopher Dowlearn, the NCO in charge of Air Force […]

Selective re-enlistment bonus list announced

Air Force News Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Pentagon officials recently released the latest selective re-enlistment bonus list which contains 82 Air Force specialties. The revised listing increased bonuses for one Air Force specialty code — contracting. Seventeen AFSCs will receive lower SRBs than previously offered and seven AFSCs were removed from the […]

Mullen, military coalition at odds over bonus

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, will not join a chorus of critics who oppose the $30,000 bonus offer made to careerists in their 15th year of service if they agree to accept a less generous retirement plan. Mullen, in our interview two weeks ago, suggested the Redux […]

‘Bonus’ forfeits retirement dollars

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Thousands of military members entering their 15th year of service continue to be enticed by a wily government offer: a $30,000 bonus if they agree to take a deep and permanent cut in future retirement benefits. The offer, called a Career Status Bonus, takes advantage of service people who are […]

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

Glenda Price Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard and then” […]

Not lost — on tour

Glenda Price never gets lost. But sometimes she receives a “tour bonus.”

No, she’s not lost

Glenda Price never gets lost. Sometimes she receives a “tour bonus.”

Some AF Reserve bonuses now $15,000

Airman Thomas Trower “One weekend a month, two weeks a year.” We’ve all seen or heard the slogan for the Air Force Reserve on the television, radio and Internet. What many may not know is that the Reserve has increased the maximum enlistment bonuses from $8,000 to $15,000 for selected Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs). […]

Pay period at hand in committee meeting

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Uniformed leaders of America’s Reserve and Guard components have urged Congress to eliminate a host of “inequities” that mobilized troops face while serving alongside active-duty forces in the war on terror. Compared to active duty brethren, deployed Reserve and Guard members see smaller and fewer re-enlistment bonuses, are ineligible for […]