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Old 08-11-2007, 16:03   #1
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retirement

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.
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Old 08-11-2007, 20:04   #2
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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!
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Old 08-27-2007, 19:38   #3
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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!
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Old 08-27-2007, 19:47   #4
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I did 22.4 years in the service also. (2.9 in USCG, 19.5 in ADAF)

Retired in Sept 02.

Life is good!
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Old 09-11-2007, 20:29   #5
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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
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Old 09-23-2007, 19:36   #6
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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.
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Old 09-24-2007, 17:20   #7
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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!
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Old 09-26-2007, 14:28   #8
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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.
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Old 09-26-2007, 14:58   #9
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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!

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.
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Old 09-26-2007, 15:14   #10
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My hat goes off to each of you. Thanks for keeping watch over our families and way of life.
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Old 10-03-2007, 00:01   #11
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Old 10-08-2007, 19:06   #12
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Retirement question

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.
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Old 10-10-2007, 00:03   #13
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Congrats to all who served and retired. I myself did a little over 20 years and retired March 02.
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Old 10-15-2007, 21:16   #14
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turning 60

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.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:18   #15
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Re: turning 60

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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.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:53   #16
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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.
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Old 10-18-2007, 17:00   #17
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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!
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Old 10-25-2007, 13:37   #18
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:00   #19
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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!
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:11   #20
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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............
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