The Ben Jackson Foundation provides free flights home for our junior members after they have arrived at their first duty station. This is something I think we should be informing our students about prior to their departure from tech school.
Background: The Ben Jackson foundation was named in honor of a one of our fellow Airmen who passed away in 2018. His family started the foundation in order to pay tribute to him and all that serve our nation. Their intent is to make sure that once a member arrives at their first duty station, they are able to visit home to see their families. Military members are provided $500 for domestic travel or $1000 for international travel if their first duty station is OCONUS.
You can check out their website here: http://www.benjacksonfoundation.org