If i am in the Air Force Reserves and i live and work in Tampa but the job i want is at Eglin will the reserve?
If i am in the Air Force Reserves and i live and work in Tampa but the job i want is at Eglin will the reserves fly me to Eglin for that weekend? I heard its call the cactus flight, is it only specific jobs they do this for, or does the travel distance play into effect? (Tampa to Eglin is roughly 400 miles apart)
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Being paid to fly to/from Reserve duty is not offered for every AFSC. So you need to check and see if it is offered for your AFSC and squadron. My wife was an Air Force Flight Nurse in the Reserves, attached to a unit that was 250 miles from where we lived. She was NOT entitled to this benefit, and eventually left the Air Force Reserves because the commute was getting to be a hardship.
Some, but very few units offer a travel incentive. Most will pay for billeting/hotel if you live more than 50 miles away. Travel is up to you. While at McGuire, we flew to Westover, MA every drill weekend to pick up Reservists on Friday evening. Then flew them back on Sunday evening. This was because the unit they were attached to had been shut down. It happens but not often.