The U.S. Air Force has added new opportunities for qualified future Airmen to receive bonuses upon entering active duty service, including a new “quick ship” program for immediate enlistment. All bonuses are earned upon completion of Air Force training and either a six-year or four-year enlistment commitment.
QUICK SHIP PROGRAM BONUSES
Offered for a limited time only from April 11 to Sept. 30, 2022, any recruit who enters active duty Air Force service within any career field is eligible to receive an $8,000 bonus. The “quick ship” program was created to allow any already fully-qualified applicant to fill a short-notice Basic Military Training vacancy, shipping out within five days or less.
Some cyber career fields have bonus pay amounts based on the member’s highest level of certification, giving the applicant an opportunity to receive bonuses from $12,000 up to $20,000 for these careers.
Cyber Systems Operations (3D0X2)
Cyber Surety (3D0X3)
Client Systems (3D1X1)
Cyber Transport Systems (3D1X2)
Special Warfare Operators are eligible for up to $40,000 (SERE only) and $50,000 upon entering active duty.
Special Reconaissance (1Z4X1)
Tactical Air Control Party (1Z3X1)
Combat Control (1Z2X1)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (3E8X1)
AIR FORCE ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTMENT BONUSES
Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst (1A8X1): Six-year bonus of $20,000.
Cryptologic Language Analyst (1N3XX): Six-year bonus of $18,000.
Radio Frequency Transmission Systems (1D731R): Six-year bonus of $6,000, Four-year bonus of $3,000.
Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance (2A534): Six-year bonus of $6,000, Four-year bonus of $3,000.
Aerospace Ground Equipment (2A632): Six-year bonus of $6,000, Four-year bonus of $3,000.
Munitions Systems (2W031): Six-year bonus of $6,000, Four-year bonus of $3,000.
Any Mechanical or Electrical Aptitude Area: Six-year bonus of $6,000, Four-year bonus of $3,000.