Earn additional income
The Air Force Reserve offers excellent part-time pay. Both chaplains and chaplain candidates are paid when they serve. For chaplains this means year-round part-time income, and for chaplain candidates, part-time income during the summer months.
For Chaplains and Chaplain Candidates, excellent medical, dental and life insurance are provided while on duty and available year-round for a nominal fee.
The military offers a non-contributory retirement plan. As a Reservist, your total amount of retirement will be based on how much time you serve. The more you serve, the greater your retirement benefit.
Chaplain candidates are eligible to receive up to $4,500 a year in Tuition Assistance (TA).