Air National Guard: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet

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In addition to basic pay there are several opportunities in the Department of the Air Force to earn additional money. Bonuses may be available for new recruits, enlisted and officers, who select specific Department of the Air Force jobs, complete special training, or assume extra responsibilities.


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Drilling Air National Guard Service members with no prior service or those with prior service who meet the critical skill, term of service, and other specific eligibility requirements are eligible, to include enlisted personnel and officers.

Benefit Highlights

Air National Guard Enlistment Bonus: Non-Prior Service recruits enlisting in the Air National Guard in a specified job skill specialty may be eligible for a bonus or a combination of bonuses. Chat with or visit a recruiter for specific bonus amounts and service commitment.

Additional Information

For more information about Bonuses, please visit the following websites:

Selective Retention Bonus (SRB) Program:

Department of the Air Force Instruction 36-2606: Reenlistment and Extension of Enlistment:

DoD Instruction 1304.31: Enlisted Bonus Program:

DoD Instruction 1304.34: General Bonus Authority for Officers:

DoD Financial Management Regulation:

Title 37, Chapter 5, Subchapter I- S&I Pays Currently for Active Duty Members:

DoD Instruction 1340.27, Military Foreign Language Skill Proficiency Bonuses:

Document Review Date: 31 May 2024