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crash141
08-11-2007, 16:03
I just received my retirement orders in the mail yesterday. Effective date 31 December 2007. It will be 27 1/2 years, 7 on active duty and the rest in the active reserves. I can't wait. It's been a good career, but it's time to hang up my Air Force wings. I've been fortunate to do what I've wanted to for so long.

meeko
08-11-2007, 20:04
Congradulations! I also recently retired from the ANG after 21 years with 7 years active duty Air Force. You will miss some of the things and it will feel wierd at first. You will enjoy having your weekends free to spend with family or doing whatever. It always seemd like drill weekends had the best weather (unless you were scheduled for the range) or conflicted when there were other activities downtown going on you'd rather be doing. Enjoy it!

Lennyjoe
08-27-2007, 19:38
Congrats to the both of you. I finalled out this morning and go on terminal leave starting tomorrow. 22 years and 5 months active duty working on A-10 aircraft.

Life will be different for sure but I'm ready for the change!

JimBianchi
08-27-2007, 19:47
I did 22.4 years in the service also. (2.9 in USCG, 19.5 in ADAF)

Retired in Sept 02.

Life is good!

Bravo Five Zero
09-11-2007, 20:29
Congratulations on making it all the way! I did 20 years and 6 months.......3 years regular Army, and 17 and a half years in the Air Force......retired in 1989 I miss the travel

iholla
09-23-2007, 19:36
Im with ya Brother--I have 2 more weeks till I start my out proc, then on to permissive tdy then my actual leave. Ill be out effective 1 Feb 08--24 years!!!

Time for me to try something differant--I will be staying up in AK for a while.:banana:

Glockster35
09-24-2007, 17:20
Congrats to all of you! I am about a year out now of 20, and I plan to stay as long as they will let me!

leper65
09-26-2007, 14:28
Congrats to all you recent and nearly retired guys. I retired 1 1/2 years ago after 21 1/2 years. There's a lot I miss about it, but there's a lot I sure don't!!

Glockster, are you retiring out of Shady J or Pope ? I retired out of Shady J and still live there. Just started working for the AF as a civilian last month. Life is good.

Glockster35
09-26-2007, 14:58
If they force me to retire, which is very possible, I will retire from Shady J, but I won't be staying here. Goldsboro is not my kind of town! Too depressed, and no jobs! :brickwall:

I will likley move to the Pacific North West, Oregon, Idaho or Washington States. My wife is a RN, so I will go where she can get a good job. :rock:

Cody Jarrett
09-26-2007, 15:14
My hat goes off to each of you. Thanks for keeping watch over our families and way of life.

DMF
10-03-2007, 00:01
Congratulations!

southernshooter
10-08-2007, 19:06
I retired about 10 years ago from the ANG. I will be 60 next march. Do I have to do anything or does retirement money start coming automatically. Also, tell me about tri care insurance. (22 years of ANG)
Guess I should have made this a new thread.

BlackeyCole
10-10-2007, 00:03
Congrats to all who served and retired. I myself did a little over 20 years and retired March 02.

crash141
10-15-2007, 21:16
southern shooter,
I know in the reserves you have to apply when you turn 60 to start getting your retirement. I'm not sure about the guard, but I'd look into it.

meeko
10-16-2007, 07:18
Originally posted by crash141
southern shooter,
I know in the reserves you have to apply when you turn 60 to start getting your retirement. I'm not sure about the guard, but I'd look into it.

The folks in the personel deartment at my base stated there were two ways to retire. Retired reserve and Retired. I sort of had an issue with how the message was delivered.

This is what my base retirement/seperations office said!

Retired Reserve means you go on a retired list and build so many point a year and the month you turn 60 everything (all paperwork etc)is done automaticly. Downside you could be grabed up on an extreme case if a major conflict happend (like Iran invaded the beach here).

Retired. You gain no points til age 60. You have to do your own paperwork upon turning 60 and (the retirement/seperations guy's words) It's up to the Sec of the AF to approve your retirement. (thats what I had the problem with) They didn't let that little "issue" out until I am doing paperwork to retire. If the masses new that there is 50% of your retention. Other bad is with a stroke of congress pen anyone could probably be pulled out of retirement.

The ready reserve would be exhausted first (22-30 year olds) vs us retired (40 plus year olds) But that is how my base broke it down.

Watchman
10-18-2007, 10:53
Retired after 20 years and 4 days almost 5 years ago. Sometimes I miss it and some times I don't.

I work here on FE Warren AFB so I am around military day in and day out so that helps keep me in the loop.

dewidmt
10-18-2007, 17:00
Got out in 2004 with 20 years and 9 months...don't miss it a bit. Miss the folks I met over the years, but definetly not the job!

N5RMQ
10-25-2007, 13:37
Retired in '90 after 24 yrs. Only problem was figuring out what to wear every morning.

CarlosC
11-01-2007, 08:00
Retired in '03 after 21 years, 1 month, and 22 days. I made a clean break and have nothing to do with the military in my new job. I guess I just wanted to cut that umbilical and see if I could make it.

I got out and went to work for Honeywell's Specialty Polymers division before switching to my current employer who has nothing to do with the military, even remotely. I lucked out too because I work nine-tenths of a mile from my front door - very convenient.

Food for thought...There are major differences (athmosphere) between the civilian world and the military aside from the obvious, be ready!

iholla
11-07-2007, 01:11
Food for thought...There are major differences (athmosphere) between the civilian world and the military aside from the obvious, be ready!

Can you give a little insight on this?

Im getting ready to hit the Civ world and well............

deadday
11-07-2007, 04:47
Congrats to you all, 17 more years till I hit 20 in the Army, hah.....



drew

JimBianchi
11-07-2007, 10:23
Iholla,


Biggest differance I found between the military world and civilian world is while military folks can play the game, scam a boss and get over on some one, the civilains world has no morals at all.

Lots of out and out liars. People who will steal clients, lie to your face, cheat you, and you have no recourse.

Most folks (90% never serve) have no clue what it means to do what you say and say what you mean. They have no idea why people join, or why you'd put your life on the line for an idea.

In my opinion, the number one reason why military folks go back in the military once they get out, is the shock of how corupt the civilian world is.

Military serve usally means squat in the civilain world, unless you work for some who hires a lot of military. Working for a police agency or a fedeal job helps ease the pain of transition. Most have a lot of military on staff and understand where you are coming from.

I much perfere working for myself. I'm a great boss, I treat myself fairly and can always get away with goofing off.

Good luck.

meeko
11-09-2007, 07:42
Iholla,


Biggest differance I found between the military world and civilian world is while military folks can play the game, scam a boss and get over on some one, the civilains world has no morals at all.

Lots of out and out liars. People who will steal clients, lie to your face, cheat you, and you have no recourse.

Most folks (90% never serve) have no clue what it means to do what you say and say what you mean. They have no idea why people join, or why you'd put your life on the line for an idea.

In my opinion, the number one reason why military folks go back in the military once they get out, is the shock of how corupt the civilian world is.

Military serve usally means squat in the civilain world, unless you work for some who hires a lot of military. Working for a police agency or a fedeal job helps ease the pain of transition. Most have a lot of military on staff and understand where you are coming from.

I much perfere working for myself. I'm a great boss, I treat myself fairly and can always get away with goofing off.

Good luck.



AMEN!!!

I am not green by anymeans but when I left the military I started working for the federal government I was sort of surprised. I actually think it is just as bad if not worse than a private company. In worse they will not fire anyone for no matter what they do, they cater to certain groups more than others and your co workers that say they are there for you will turn in an instant if offered anything. I won't even get into how corrupt the management is. Just be prepared because no one will care that you served. in most of their minds they have some thought defect thet military folks were given handouts or had their hand held the whole time. (Think Hillery Clinton)

iholla
11-10-2007, 01:03
That sound about 100% correct now that you said it. My plan is to hopefully grab a nice GS job on the base and continue to be in the loop of some sort of Aircraft related job

meeko
11-10-2007, 10:11
That sound about 100% correct now that you said it. My plan is to hopefully grab a nice GS job on the base and continue to be in the loop of some sort of Aircraft related job


If you get a federal job at a base you should not have a problem (other than usual petty stuff). the GS/WS gov employees that work for the military are usually professional. My nightmare is with some of the outside the military agencies. The Bureau of Prisons is my nightmare right now (trying to find a new home) There are some great people here but they are overshadowed by the few that are incapable of NOT GETTING INTO TROUBLE. They feel like if they don't argu and run thier mouth it's somehow a sign of weakness. Then the same people get union protection time after time. Good luck on your search.