Air National Guard: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet


There are several opportunities to earn money in the Department of the Air Force in addition to basic pay. Bonuses may be available for new recruits, Airmen, and officers who select specific Department of the Air Force jobs, complete special training, assume extra responsibilities, or have served in the military before.


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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

Reserve Component Enlistment Bonus: Non-Prior Service recruits enlisting in the Air National Guard for six years in a specified job skill specialty may be eligible for a bonus or a combination of bonuses up to $20,000.

Reenlistment Bonus: A Service member currently serving in the Air National Guard who agree to reenlist for a or six year term of service and meet qualifying criteria may be eligible for a bonus up to $30,000.

Additional Information

For more information about Bonuses, please visit the following Websites maintained by the Department of Defense:

Selective Retention Bonus (SRB) Program:

Air Force Instruction 36-2606: Reenlistment and Extension of Enlistment in the United States Air Force

DoD Financial Management Regulation:

Department of the Air Force Selective Retention Bonus Listing

Document Review Date: 27 April 2022