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Airmen's January reenlistment bonuses now retroactive

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All eligible Airmen in Air Force specialty codes with a selective reenlistment bonus or those with a critical skills retention bonus who reenlisted Jan. 1 or later are authorized retroactive payment effective immediately, Air Force officials here announced recently.

The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act., signed by President Bush Jan. 28, provided authorization.

Affected Airmen do not need to take any action, said Chief Master Sgt. Christine Williams, the skills management branch chief at the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base. "The military personnel flights or elements have the responsibility of notifying Airmen whose SRBs and CSRBs were affected by the NDAA. The MPFs will open case files and the rest of the process is automatic."

For Airmen who reenlist now and are eligible for an SRB or CSRB, "It's business as usual; they're not affected," Chief Williams said.

The SRB and CSRB bonus programs expired Dec. 31, 2007, because Congress had not yet approved the fiscal 2008 NDAA.

The current list of SRBs is dated Dec. 15, 2007, and is available on the Air Force Personnel Center's Web site.

For more information and a complete list of affected bonuses, please visit the AFPC Web site at; search for "SRB" or "CSRB". You can also get more information through the 24-hour Air Force Contact Center at 800-616-3775.