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SRB list drops to 32 specialties

3/22/2005 - WASHINGTON (AFPN)  -- Air Force officials made significant changes to the selective re-enlistment bonus program as a result of continuing force-shaping efforts.

Based on the findings of a review in October, officials have published the latest list, which contains 32 Air Force specialties, down from 62.

The new list is effective March 24. However, decreased and deleted bonuses will take effect April 23.

"We updated the SRB list to match our current force-shaping objectives and fiscal limits," said Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Lavender, Air Force superintendent of accessions and retention bonus programs. "The SRB program is one of many tools the Air Force uses to balance the enlisted force. Recalibration of the program allows us to use the SRB as a surgically precise retention tool."

All enlisted career fields were reviewed, including those with special duty and reporting identifiers.

The criteria used for determining which enlisted fields remained on the list included current and projected manning levels, re-enlistment trends, career field force structure changes, and career field stress levels, officials said.

Bonuses are authorized by half-point increments (or multiples) in three re-enlistment zones for Airmen with 17 months to 14 years of service.

The new list can be found at

More information can be found by contacting the re-enlistment section of local military personnel flights.

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