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This web page will give officers and enlisted members critical information about retired pay, special pay, bonuses, pay issues, forms, links, and other resources related to compensation.

Selective Retention Bonus

The Selective Retention Bonus (SRB) program is a monetary incentive paid to Airmen serving in certain selected critical military skills who reenlist for additional obligated service. The bonus is intended to encourage the reenlistment of sufficient numbers of qualified enlisted personnel in military skills with either demonstrated retention shortfalls or high training costs.

 

Airmen can expect to serve in the SRB specialty for the entire enlistment for which the bonus was paid. Airmen do not qualify for the SRB if they reenlist or extend their enlistments for any purpose other than continued active service in the SRB skill.

 

To view the FY18 SRB list, click the “Selective Retention Bonus Listing” button on this page. For more information regarding the SRB program, visit the myPers website.

RETIRED PAY

RETIREMENT PAY PLANS

There are four non-disability retirement systems currently in effect. These are Final Pay, High-3 Year Average, Military Retirement Reform Act of 1986, more commonly referred to as REDUX, and the Blended Retirement System, or BRS.

 

To determine which retirement system applies to you, first confirm the date you first entered uniformed service. This date is called the Date of Initial Entry into Uniformed Service, or DIEUS. You can find your DIEUS by reviewing your service dates in the virtual Military Personnel Flight or your records in the Personnel Records Display Application. The date you first entered the military is the first time you enlisted or joined active or reserve duty. Your DIEUS is a fixed date and does not change, even if you have a break in service. Your DIEUS only determines which retirement pay plan applies to you. It does not determine when you are eligible to retire.

 

Retirement System criteria:

  • Final Pay – DIEUS is before Sept. 8, 1980
  • High 3 – DIEUS is Sept. 8, 1980 through July 31, 1986
  • REDUX – DIEUS is Aug. 1, 1986 but before Jan. 1, 2018 AND you elected the Career Status Bonus no later than Dec. 31, 2017. If you did not elect the CSB, your retirement plan remains High 3
  • BRS – DIEUS is Jan. 1, 2018 OR
    • DIEUS is prior to Jan. 1, 2018, you had less than 12 years of service (calculated from your pay date) as of Dec. 31, 2017, AND you opted-in to BRS

For detailed information about associated service dates that affect retirement and calculating service for retired pay, visit myPers and click the Compensation link on the left side of the page.

 

RETIRED PAY 

Airmen who are already receiving retired pay and have questions or desire to make changes such as withholdings, address or direct deposit information need to call the Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Cleveland Center at 800-321-1080 or 216-522-5955.

 

Changes can also be sent to DFAS-CL, U.S. Military Retirement Pay, P.O. Box 7130, London, KY 40742-7130.

 

RESERVE RETIRED PAY

If you are a retired Reservist under age 60, and not already receiving retired pay, approximately four months prior to your retired pay effective date, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center will notify you of your eligibility for retired pay, to include general pay information and how to initiate the process. 

 

For more information about Reserve Retired Pay, please review the Fact Sheet provided by the Air Reserve Personnel Center
Battlefield Airmen Skill Incentive Pay
Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus
Selective Retention Bonus Listing
Combat-Related Special Compensation