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  • Retirement brings reflections on service, people

    Chief Master Sgt. Stanley C. Cadell, the Air Force Materiel Command’s senior enlisted leader, will retire after 30 years of active-duty Air Force service, Oct. 1.
  • Civilians can submit retirement forms electronically using myPers

    Submitting civilian retirement applications just became a little easier. Effective April 1, 2021, civilian Airmen and Guardians can now submit their electronically-signed retirement forms using myPers.
  • Tribute to safety director’s career to stream on Above and Beyond Six Feet

    Episode six of “Above and Beyond Six Feet” will feature a spotlight on the career of Galen Williams, Hanscom’s Occupational Safety director, airing Feb. 25. Williams will retire Feb. 27 after 46 years of combined military and civil service that took him around the globe.
  • Chief Wright to Airmen: Know your retirement options

    The opt-in deadline for the Blended Retirement System is December 31, 2018. Make your decision knowing only you can determine which system is best for you, and understand that if you opt into BRS, it is irrevocable. You only have one chance to make this choice, so it’s imperative you and those involved in making financial decisions for your family fully understand the pros and cons of both retirement systems.
  • AF announces retirement of Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski

    Air Force officials announced today Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will retire in September.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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