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    Canceled Bonuses, Delayed Moves: Air Force Cash Problems Trigger Cuts

    Facing the prospect of running out of money in its personnel budget, the is pausing some duty assignments and reenlistment and retention bonuses, as well as extending some deployments.

    “The Air Force is experiencing a shortfall in the FY23 Personnel Appropriation driven by higher than projected personnel costs,” Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said in an emailed statement Monday. “Headquarters Air Force is directing actions to be taken now to avoid exhausting funds.”

    Starting July 11, the Air Force is suspending the 2023 Selective Reenlistment Bonus program, the Aviation Bonus Program and Assignment Incentive Pay. In addition, permanent change of station (PCS) orders for August that mean finding new homes for families, some of whom are looking to get kids settled before the school year, are being reviewed and may be delayed.

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    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown, who has been nominated to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmakers during his confirmation hearing Tuesday that the service is working to make sure it doesn't overrun its budget.

    “We're working through the process of reprogramming so we don't go through an Antideficiency Act [violation] and not spend money we don't have,” Brown told lawmakers. “So, part of this is for us to be able to work…

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