Pay bump available for airmen in Turkey

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason, 912th Air Refueling Squadron crew chief, watches a KC-135 Stratotanker after marshalling it onto the taxiway for its flight Sept. 19, 2016, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. (Jack Sanders/U.S. Air Force)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason, 912th Air Refueling Squadron crew chief, watches a KC-135 Stratotanker after marshalling it onto the taxiway for its flight Sept. 19, 2016, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. (Jack Sanders/U.S. Air Force)

Pay bump available for airmen in Turkey

by: Alex Horton | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 22, 2016

SAN ANTONIO -- The Air Force is looking for a few good airmen to serve in Turkey, offering $300 per month in incentives to bulk up its presence there, the service announced.

Active-duty airmen assigned to Turkey between Aug. 29, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2018 are eligible for the Turkey Assignment Incentive Pay. Airmen can apply for the pay bonus “prior to departing their losing station, within 30 days of arrival in Turkey,” or during the windows they are eligible to return overseas or become vulnerable to a transfer, a news release stated.

Airmen already in Turkey are also eligible if they elect to receive the incentive. Troops on an unaccompanied tour of 12 or 15 months within a 30-day window of arrival who agree to serve two years there will receive the payments from when they elect to receive it, the release stated.

For airmen who are outside the 30-day window, the bonus is only available if they extend their tour by 24 months, the release stated. The extension will net them $7,200 in incentives.

Airmen who are traveling to Turkey for a 24-month deployment should file for the incentive before they leave to receive the full amount, the release stated.

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