Air Force offers early outs to 250 airmen

Friday - 4/27/2012, 8:55am EDT

The deadline to apply is Monday for airmen eligible for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority.

The Air Force is targeting this round of TERA to trim over-manned specialties. It's open to staff sergeants through master sergeants who have between 15 and 19 years of experience, Air Force Times reports.

Additional criteria, if necessary, may include active duty service commitment, time in grade, and commander recommendation.

Those approved will receive a lifetime annuity plus health care and other retirement benefits.

The Air Force said it expects to approve about 250 airmen. Those who are selected will receive a lifetime annuity plus health care and other retirement benefits.

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