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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). 

The NAVADMIN announcing the FY20 ADHRB and ACRB has not yet been released. Once the NAVADMIN is released, FY20 program information and contract templates will be added to this website. The eligibility window for applying for the FY20 bonus programs 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 (1JAN20)***


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These links are for historical reference only.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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