Air Force

December 13, 2013

Airman participate in mass reenlistment: Air Force reduces SRB bonuses

Tags:
Senior Airman Brett Clashman
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office

Fourteen U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Nev., take the Oath of Enlistment during a reenlistment ceremony Dec. 4 inside the base theater at Nellis AFB. In an effort to take care of Airmen that qualify for a Selective Reenlistment Bonus incentive, the 99th Force Support Squadron made arrangements for Airmen to reenlist in a mass formation before the bonuses expired.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force has been dealing with budget cuts, furloughs and sequestration, and to reduce spending, the Air Force has suspended the Selective Reenlistment Program for service members in 80 percent of critically manned career fields effective immediately.

In an effort to take care of Airmen that qualify for the incentive, the 99th Force Support Squadron has made arrangements for Airmen who would be affected by the change.

“On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, [the Air Force Personnel Center] released a message on removing 47 [Air Force Specialty Codes] off of the Selective Reenlistment Bonus [list],” said Master Sgt. Rachel Crittle, 99th FSS career development superintendent. “[More than] 160 service members were affected at Nellis and Creech AFBs.

“What we did was coordinate a mass reenlistment ceremony here to ensure our Airmen keep their bonuses.”

Col. Charles Perham, 99th Mission Support Group commander, emphasized the importance of critically manned career fields.

“We had 46 different career fields eligible for reenlistment bonuses. Now we’re going to have 10.”

Perham said, “The fact that your career fields were critical enough, the fact that your bonus runs out today, doesn’t matter. Your career fields are critical, and we need you in our Air Force.”

Reenlistments that occurred on or after Dec. 5 will be based off of the newly released SRB list.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force graphic by Denise Stephens

Summer safety begins with risk management

U.S. Air Force graphic by Denise Stephens Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief of Ground Safety, Bill Parsons. K...
 
 
DT7

Honor Guard pays respects during Memorial Day ceremony

Airman 1st Class Esteban Castillo, Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard member, plays Taps during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Davis Funeral Homes and Memorial Park in Las Vegas, May 25. The funeral home, Veterans of Foreign War...
 
 

Ask the Doc

Q: What’s a transitional survivor?  A: Spouses and children are “transitional survivors” for the first three years after their active duty sponsor dies. During this time, they’re covered as active duty family members and their health plan options and costs don’t change. For more information, go to TRICARE’s Survivors of Active Duty Service Members page....
 

 

Community Happenings – May 29, 2015

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Veterans Affairs ID card will no longer provide access to Nellis: Effective May 1, 2015,...
 
 
police5

99th SFS honors fallen wingmen during National Police Week

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Airmen assigned to the 99th Security Forces Squadron participate in a 10K memorial ruck march for National Police Week at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 13. The march was one of...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

Dispelling remotely piloted aircraft myths

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III conducts an all-call with the men and women of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Ba...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin