I joined the ARNG though the Active First Program. I was told that I would serve 48 months on active duty and receive a bonus for that, and then serve 2 years in the ARNG and receive a bonus for that.
I have served my 48 months active, with an additional 6 month extension, and I have received that bonus. I am currently serving in the USAR (apparently ARNG and USAR in this case are interchangeable according to the retention officer who assigned me to my unit), and have been for 6 months. This puts my total service time at 5 years. I have not received any bonus for being in the USAR.
What I want to know is if any of my bonus will be recouped if I transfer into the IRR.
Being apart of my current unit is causing severe economic hardship, and is severely clashing with my school schedule.
I have not received a straight answer from anyone, and am really hoping that someone out there can give me a clear answer from supportable sources. Thanks