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Army Guard Reinstates Retention Bonuses After One-Week Suspension

24-004 | March 8, 2024

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Army National Guard has reinstated retention bonuses effective today following a one-week suspension.

 “Our first obligation to the Army and to Congress is for us to meet our end strength mission," said Army Lt. Gen. Jon A. Jensen, director of the Army National Guard. "Our soldiers represent all that is truly great about our Army and our nation.”

The Army Guard suspended retention bonuses on March 1, to address projected FY24 funding shortfalls. The Guard initially anticipated a 30-day pause in new retention bonuses would be needed. A funding solution has been identified that has permitted the suspension to be lifted early and the retention bonus was reinstated effective March 8.