Armed Forces News

Airmen who volunteer to extend their tours of duty in South Korea may be eligible for an extra $300 per month. It will be offered as a test program until December 2005, said assignment chief Lt. Col. Leslie Formolo. Airmen who volunteer to serve a 24-month unaccompanied or 36-month accompanied tour before leaving their current duty station will be offered $300 per month for the duration of the tour. Extension and in-place options will be available to individuals choosing to extend after they are in country. The extension program offers enlisted Airmen three options: $2,000 cash, 30 days of nonchargeable leave, or 15 days of nonchargeable leave and a plane ticket to the nearest port of entry. The in-place program pays round-trip plane fare for Airmen and command-sponsored family members to home of record.