Department of Defense officials approved changes to the Joint Federal Travel Regulation that affects the length of military tours in Korea, according to an Air Force News Service article. While service members can still elect a 12-month unacompanied tour, they now have the option of being accompanied by their dependents at several locations. The revised JFTR allows for 24- or 36-month accompanied tours at bases in Pyeongtaek, Osan, Daegu, Chinhae and Seoul, while two additional locations -- Dongducheon and Uijeongbu -- now offer 24-month accompanied tours.
Any Army or Air Force servicemember who accepts a three-year accompanied tour to South Korea will receive $300 in incentive pay every month from arrival in South Korea until departure. Army and Air Force servicemembers accepting a two-year accompanied tour in Dongducheon and Uijeongbu will also receive the incentive pay, but only if their family members live with them in Area I.