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Default Air Force Logo FYI: Blended Retirement System
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years took effect Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS. Nearly 1.6 million current service members have the option to remain in the current legacy “high-3” retirement system or to choose the BRS. Opt-in eligible service members have a year to make their retirement system election. The open period for the majority of service members is from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018.
0 2/08
2018
This graphic represents service members from around the world who participate in the Blended Military Retirement System. Blended Military Retirement System to take effect Jan. 1
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1 with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS.
0 12/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces continuation pay rates
Air Force leaders recently announced the Air Force’s continuation pay rates which are part of the new Blended Retirement System.
0 11/27
2017
(Courtesy graphic by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs) Opt-in training for BRS available to all Airmen
The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System next year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during the remainder of 2017.
0 10/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF rolls out civilian phased retirement program
Eligible Air Force civilian employees now have the option of working part time in a “semi-retired” status, according to new Air Force Instruction 36-817, Civilian Phased Retirement Program.
0 7/17
2017
Maj. Michael Odle, Defense Department assistant director of military compensation policy, reviews Blended Retirement System information earlier this year. DOD officially launched the BRS comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. (DOD photo by Lisa Ferdinando) DOD launches retirement system comparison calculator
The Defense Department officially launched the Blended Retirement System comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an informed decision on whether or not to elect the new retirement system. The BRS goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
0 6/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo ADLS now hosts required Blended Retirement System Opt-In training
Airmen eligible for the new Blended Retirement System can now take the required Opt-In training via the Advanced Distributed Learning System versus Joint Knowledge Online.
0 3/29
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright biography portrait. (U.S. Air Force file photo) CSAF announces CMSAF #18
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein named Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright to serve as the 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Nov. 16, 2016.
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2016
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