The Thrift Savings Plan and Aviation Continuation Pay: A Proposal to Improve Pilot Retention, William Popple, 9781249831242


Saving Money and Improving Retention by Combining the Aviation Continuation Pay and Thrift Savings Plan Programs There are no longer any sacred cow programs in the United States Air Force. They face a large budget crisis. With the Global War on Terror and continued operations in Iraq, nothing is safe from funding cuts. The annual Flying Hour Programs were reduced by 10% even though this affects the capability of the combat aviator. The Air Force purchases fewer and fewer new aircraft every year, though this impacts overall mission capability. The Air Force must search for additional new and innovative ways to reduce the overall cost of operations and programs. The Aviation Continuation Pay (ACP) program is one such area.

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