Armed Forces News

The Air Force has released details of the Selective Retention Bonus (SRB) for fiscal year 2021, which began Oct. 1 and extends until Sept. 30. The 37 included occupational specialties reflect the service’s desire to retain experienced airmen and space professionals in critical career fields, or those that carry high training costs. Of them, 28 are being carried over from the previous year and nine new ones were added. Forty Air Force Specialty Codes have been removed. The Air Force will spend more than $55 million on the bonuses. The list is available online through individual airmen’s myPers pages, and at