Air Force expands aviation bonus to 595 more air battle managers

Stephen Losey | April 24, 2019

Air Force expands aviation bonus to 595 more air battle managers
Service officials are expanding the 2019 Aviation Bonus Program to include more air battle managers, according to a Monday news release. Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Carrie Volpe, in an email Tuesday, said the expanded pool would make 595 additional air battle managers eligible for bonuses totaling $100,000. The Air Force in January announced the bonuses and eligibility requirements for this year’s program. The original announcement included some 13B air battle managers, who could receive $20,000 annually for signing up for three to six more years, or $25,000 annually if they signed up for seven to nine more years. Now, the Air Force is allowing air battle managers who are past their undergraduate flying training active-duty service commitment, but are not yet eligible for retirement, to receive the bonus. Those ABMs would have to sign up for five more years, and would receive $20,000 per year.

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