Update October 26, 2016: Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered a halt to this action, so California National Guard members won't have to payback bonuses paid out erroneously years ago. President Barack Obama applauded Carter's decision. Read more.
East County News Service
October 24, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to pay back reenlistment bonuses paid a decade ago, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The bonuses of $15,000 or more were offered to encourage reenlistment. The Pentagon intended those bonuses to retain experts in intelligence and other high in demand services during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.