From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Office
MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- Adjustments to the active duty and full time support (FTS) Aviation Career Continuation Pay (ACCP) program were announced via Navy messages, Feb. 14.
According to NAVADMINs 055/12 and 056/12, the ACCP program provides selected bonuses as an incentive to eligible pilots and naval flight officers (NFOs) through department head and command milestones.
Fiscal year (FY) 2012 active duty department head retention bonus annual rates have changed from FY-11 in the following aviation communities and designators:
· Helicopter Sea Combat pilots, $15,000 per year;
· Helicopter anti-submarine light pilots/helicopter maritime strike pilots, $5,000 per year;
· EA-18G and EA-6B electronic air attack (VAQ) pilots, $25,000 per year;
· E-2C carrier airborne early warning (VAW) and C-2 fleet logistics support (VRC)
pilots, $10,000 per year; VAW NFOs, $10,000 per year;
· P-3C patrol (VP) NFOs, $15,000 per year;
· EP-3 air reconnaissance (VQ [P]) pilots, $15,000 per year;
· E-6A airborne communications (VQ [T]) pilots, $15,000 per year; VQ (T) NFOs, $15,000 per year.
FTS annual rates vary by community from $5,000 to $25,000 for squadron department head/wing staff. The aviation commander command bonus has been removed.
The Navy expects roughly 310 active duty and 75 FTS aviators to take advantage of the ACCP program this year.
Department head retention bonuses will be paid in equal annual installments. Additionally, the FY-12 program continues to authorize the payment of five-year contracts one year prior to the completion of the active duty minimum service requirement (MSR).
Long-term applicants are eligible if their MSR expires in FY-12 or FY-13. Payment will begin when an officer is within one year of completing their MSR.
Active duty ACCP applications must be received before Aug. 31, 2012. FTS ACCP applications must be received before Sept. 24, 2012.
For more details regarding eligibility, administrative procedures and the application letter format, visit the ACCP Bonus Web Page at www.npc.navy.mil/officer/Detailing/aviation/OCM/Pages/ACCP.aspx. Full time support aviators can learn more on the FTS aviators Web Page at www.npc.navy.mil/officer/Detailing/fulltimesupport/Pages/Aviators.aspx.
To read the NAVADMINS, visit the Navy Personnel Command website at www.npc.navy.mil or for more information contact the NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.