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Old 05-24-2011, 06:22 AM   #1
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Well, I finally got my DD214 yesterday, it being my actual retirement date. I'm still waiting for the "official copy" via snail mail. At least, thats what the vMPF said.

12 years, 2 months, 14 days of service, and the AF just said, "Bye". Damned Force Shaping. LOL

I'll miss it, but hey, permanent retirement with a disability, VA benefits, and the 10 points preference for my new AF civilian position. I'm not going to bitch "TOO" much.

Advice to all those still in, stay in and reenlist until THEY kick you out for a decent reason. Fight it, cuz if its warranted, they'll pay you for the rest of your life (hopefully with the budget cuts, LOL).
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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Eric,
Thank you for your service.
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Dude you did your time, it now time for you to relax and enjoy yourself.
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Relax? Nah. Already got a civilian position on base that pays better so I can afford more toys for the taco. Heh.
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Eric, best of luck to you, and thanks for your service. I'm AF too; retiring in Dec with 20yrs and 4 days. I'm having my 3rd back surgery in a month... That will make 9 discs operated on! My Texas vet advisor thinks I will get 100% based on all my issues and permanent degenerative spine condition.


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Eric, best of luck to you, and thanks for your service. I'm AF too; retiring in Dec with 20yrs and 4 days. I'm having my 3rd back surgery in a month... That will make 9 discs operated on! My Texas vet advisor thinks I will get 100% based on all my issues and permanent degenerative spine condition.


Again, best of luck!!! Bob

Good luck Bob!

FYI, your DD214 comes via the vMPF now. I got mine ON my retirement date. This is your official copy, no matter what the VA says. As long as it has a personnelist signature from AFPC, its official.

Are you getting the physical early? If so, see if you can get in on the IDES evaluation program, it gives you your initial VA rating at the same time as the AF disbaility rating too. Kills about 9-10 months off the process.
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