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Extensions

Extend up to 48 months per Enlistment

  • Extend in whole month periods needed to serve purpose
  • No limit on number of extensions
  • Convenience of member is not grounds for extension
  • May not extend to become eligible for incentive program

Cancel or Terminate

  • If the reason for extension goes away, it can be canceled prior to the start date or terminated during the extension

Requirements for Extension

  • Must have a valid reason from AFI 36-2606, Table 9.1

Incentives

-Under Construction-

Bonuses!

BRS Continuation Pay

Inactive Duty Travel

Reenlistments

Reenlist for 2,3,4,5, or 6 years

  • Exceptions: Incoming members new to AFR who are remaining in their Air Force Specialty Careerfield, have a 5-level, and have completed their military service obligation may reenlist for 1 year. 
  • Members within 6 years of their High Year Tenure may reenlist for exact years, months, weeks and days needed to reach their HYT date. 

Reenlistment Windows:

  • Members currently receiving a bonus: Final 30 days of term
  • Members who are retraining: Final 36 months of term
  • All Others: Final 6 months of term

Requirements for Reenlistment:

  • Selective Retention Process paperwork on file (see Career Assistance Advisor)
  • Completed Reenlistment Worksheet: Approved by medical, commander, and Judge Advocate
  • Fitness Report (passing status)

Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve

The funding for the MGIB-Selected Reserve differs in that it’s distributed on a fixed monthly basis. The current monthly rate is $397 and the benefits max out at 36 months.

Similar to tuition assistance, Initial active duty for training completion and being in good standing in your Selected Reserve unit is required to qualify, plus applicants must have a six-year service obligation, or if they’re an officer, they must have agreed to serve six years beyond their initial service obligation.

The local Education & Training office can provide information about the GI Bill, but applications have go through Veterans Affairs.

Post-9/11 GI BILL

Qualifications and rates are contingent on active duty service time. The more time an Airman has, the higher percentage of tuition and fees covered by the bill. Benefits are transferrable to dependents.

According to the VA’s website, the minimum cumulative post-9/11 active duty service is 90 days, which allows for a beginning rate of 50% coverage of in-state tuition and fees. Reservist must apply through the VA.

For reservists without prior active duty service, Basic training, first attendance of tech school, drill weekends, and annual tours do not count towards 9/11 GI Bill active duty service time. Service that does count include: deployments, man-days, seasoning training days, subsequent technical training days, etc.

Tuition Assistance can be used to supplement either of the GI bills, but if an Airman chooses to use their Post-9/11 benefits, they forfeit their eligibility for the MGIB-SR option.

Tuition Assistance

According to the Air Force’s Personnel Center, MilTA is available at 100 percent of tuition, up to $250 per semester hour, $4,500 annually, for off-duty courses at accredited institutions who have signed the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding in pursuit of approved degree programs.

Eligibility: members have to have completed initial active duty training--Basic Military Training and their technical school--and be in good standing in pay and points through the duration of their course(s).

Career Assistance Advisor

Master Sgt. Elizabeth Honaker
262 Cannon Dr, Rm 118
DSN: 731-2210; Comm: 501-987-2210

Education & Training Office

Tech. Sgt. Constance Outlaw
262 Cannon Dr., Rm 130
DSN: 731-4529 Comm: 501-987-4529