Air Force offering re-enlistment bonuses up to $90,000

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Air Force 2nd Lt. Christina Bausch administers the oath of enlistment to Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Newsom, during his reenlistment ceremony at the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia June 27, 2014.  Eric Peterson/U.S. Air Force photo
Air Force 2nd Lt. Christina Bausch administers the oath of enlistment to Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Newsom, during his reenlistment ceremony at the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia June 27, 2014. Eric Peterson/U.S. Air Force photo

Air Force offering re-enlistment bonuses up to $90,000

by: Mike Fitzgerald | .
Belleville News-Democrat (TNS) | .
published: February 04, 2016

Two years after forcibly separating more than 6,000 airmen because of force management programs, the Air Force signaled it is moving in a new direction by nearly tripling the number of jobs eligible for selective re-enlistment bonuses in fiscal 2016, according to Air Force Times.

Airmen in 117 career fields could receive bonuses of as much as $90,000 if they re-enlist. That's far more than the 40 Air Force specialty codes that were eligible for the bonuses in 2015, the Air Force said in a Monday release.

The selective re-enlistment bonus expansion is proving to be far greater than Brig. Gen. Brian Kelly, director of military force management policy, hinted at in an interview with Air Force Times last November. Kelly then said that airmen in more than 70 career fields would likely be eligible for more than $220 million in re-enlistment bonuses this year.

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