The Air Force has issued an updated list of selective reenlistment bonuses covering 88 specialties, that reflects a hefty $93 million increase that nearly triples the size of this incentive program, the service announced Sept. 17. The new SRB list is in effect as of Sept. 15. It will allow greater distribution of bonuses across career fields than in recent years, the service said. It includes all specialties that received bonuses under the previous list, plus an additional 51 specialties. Another change is the increase in the cap that an airman may receive per zone—$90,000 compared to the previous $60,000 maximum.
When the Air Force sets a new program baseline for the B-52 re-engining this fall, there will be “some” cost increase, because the project wasn't previously fully funded, and the Air Force has a better handle on actual supplier costs and knowledge from ground testing, program officials said.