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AvB ("The Bonus")

This page contains information on the Aviation Bonus (AvB) program.  AvB is also known as the aviation bonus - not to be confused with Aviation Incentive Pay, commonly referred to as "flight pay".  (See links on the left side of the screen for more information on AvIP.)

Below are links to program information for current and historical Navy (active component) AvB programs.  Currently there are two AvB programs in the active component:  the Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus (ADHRB) and the Aviation Command Retention Bonus (ACRB). 

Congratulations to all of the FY20 O-4 Selects! The FY20 ADHRB is expected to be released by the end of December 2019 via NAVADMIN. The FY19 ADHRB application window closed on 31 August 2019. FY20 O-4 Selects were not eligible for the FY19 ADHRB.
Only officers who have been selected for promotion to O-4 in FY20 and considered for DH in the FY21 Aviation DH Screen Board, with an Active Duty Service Obligation associated with undergraduate flight school training ending in FY19 and later, are projected to be eligible to apply for the FY20 ADHRB program. The eligibility window for applying for the FY20 ADHRB is projected to be from the NAVADMIN release to 31 August 2020.
FY20 ADHRB rates will be based off the number of FY21 ADHSB eligibles (must be an O-4 or O-4 select), FY21 projected funded department head billets, and a known/projected loss rate of eligibles (due to intent to separate/separation, don’t pick me letters, or DH decliners). Therefore, the FY20 ADHRB rates may be different than the FY19 ADHRB rates.

AvB Program Managers

LCDR Christopher T. Cook
PERS-435, Assistant Aviation OCM


 ***Due to errors experienced by DFAS, please allow an additional 30 days for anniversary bonus payments before contacting PERS-43 (1SEP19)***


FY-19 Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus (ADHRB) Program

FY-19 ADHRB Program Information

FY-19 ADHRB program overview, eligibility requirements, & recoupment policy specifics

FY-19 Aviation Command Retention Bonus (ACRB) Program

FY-19 ACRB Program Information 

FY-19 ACRB ​program overview, eligibility requirements, & recoupment policy specifics

ACCP Program Archives
These links are for historical reference only.  The ACCP programs listed below are no longer accepting applications.

FY-18 AvB Program Information

FY-17 ACCP Program Information

FY-16 ACCP Program Information

FY-15 ACCP Program Information

FY-14 ACCP Program Information

FY-13 ACCP Program Information


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