WASHINGTON — Active-duty Airmen assigned to Turkey between Aug. 29, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2018, may be eligible for the secretary of the Air Force-approved Turkey Assignment Incentive Pay.
Airmen may apply for TAIP at three points in time: prior to departing their losing station, within 30 days of arrival in Turkey, or during their date eligible for return overseas forecast and initial vulnerable to move list windows. The TAIP rate is $300 per month.
Airmen currently serving an unaccompanied tour of 12 or 15 months, who are within 30 days of arrival and agree to serve a total of 24 months in Turkey, will receive TAIP with a payment effective date based on when the Airman elects the incentive.
Airmen currently serving an unaccompanied tour of 12 or 15 months, who have been assigned in Turkey for more than 30 days, may elect TAIP if they extend their date of estimated return from overseas, an additional 24 months past their current DEROS. They will receive TAIP beginning the first month of their 24-month extension.
Airmen that have a projected assignment to Turkey, but have not yet arrived, may request TAIP, and in turn, will serve a 24-month tour upon arrival in Turkey. They will receive TAIP beginning the date they arrive.
For eligibility criteria, application procedures and guidance on TAIP, visit https://mypers.af.mil/. From the dropdown menu, select “Any” and search “Turkey.”