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27 Dec 2023

U.S. Air Force Offers Up to $600K Bonuses to Retain Pilots

Facing a pilot shortage and competition from the private sector, the U.S. Air Force is offering up to [$600K]( as retention bonuses. The effort includes increased flexibility for pilots regarding their base locations and assignments. This program aims to address intensive pilot retirements in the private sector for higher salaries and will be in place until the end of 2028. The Air Force is seeking $250 million from Congress for the fiscal year 2024 to fund these bonuses.