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, excellent medical, dental and life insurance are provided while on duty and available year-round for a nominal fee. For chaplain candidates, these benefits are only available while on duty during the summer.
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.