Thursday, November 28, 2013
The Air Force is eliminating the selective reenlistment bonus (SRB) for 45 career fields, officials said Tuesday. Airmen in fields with canceled bonuses have until Dec. 4 to reenlist and still receive the bonuses typically used to encourage retention. Ten career fields still in high demand with low manning, such as battlefield airmen and cyberspace specialties, remain on the SRB list. The changes are being blamed on sequestration and the push for a smaller Air Force. (Sources: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs, 11/26/13, Pensacola News Journal, 11/27/13) Gulf Coast note: Tyndall AFB, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field, Duke Field and Keesler Air Force Base are all in the Gulf Coast region.