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My dad just retired

Discussion in 'Military' started by Gunshot-6A, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] enjoying the shenanigans

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    After 26 years of service in the US Air Force, my dad retired. I guess it was just that time. He retired here in DC at the pentagon as a Colonel.

    flew hh-3's-> original jolly greens
    flew KC-10's -> 4500 flight hours

    Earned bronze star and legion of merit among others. I have to say that I am proud of him.

    On a side note, living as a retiree dependent is a little different than the usual. Him going to work in a suit is rather interesting.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    :woot: Congrats, and thank your Dad for his service!
     
  3. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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  4. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Redfox1

    Redfox1 'Stralia! Riding Roo's and wrangling koalas

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    Thanks to your dad for his service. Nice name by the way
     
  5. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    rex99

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    my dad just retired after 42 years as CMSgt, making $1000 a month for NOTHING!!! i dont even want to think of what a colonel pulls for retirement-- guarantee its more than my normal paycheck
     
  6. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    Caduceus

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    Yeah, I have to say, "that time" is well earned.

    Life as a retiree dependent is going to be a lot more different when Tricare drops your coverage!! :rolleyes:
     
  7. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    Sullyman

    Sullyman Crusty ole' conservative fart

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    Tell your Dad I said congrats - MSgt (ret.)
     
  8. Jul 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    wlmuncy

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    A grand is not a lot of money. Especially for so much given to the military. One of the reasons I got out. I want to have a good retirement when I get tired of playing the work game.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    I would have thought that USAF retirement pay for an E-9 with 42 years would be a lot higher than $1,000.00 per month. ... :confused:

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  10. Jul 30, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    thats what he tells me anyway, which was enough to make me cry-- guess i'll have to stick around for another 40 years and find out for myself
     
  11. Jul 30, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    Go to a military site like Military.com or goggle it ... you might be very surprised at what you find. ... :eek:

    http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/generalpay/a/retirementpay.htm

    If grandfathered in the older retirement schedules ... I think that at 40 years, you got 100% of your base pay ... which would be over $7,000. a month ... I think ... ??? ... :confused:

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  12. Aug 1, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    JTaco386

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    it has to be more than that. If you do 20 years, you get 50% of your base pay plus cola. An E-6 retired at 20 years would get more than $1000 a month.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    cakmakli

    cakmakli Finally made it - U.S. Army Retired

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    I would guess you dad was either Reserve or National Guard. Their retirement is based on a point system rather then Active Years of Service. You get points for Drill, AT, and each day spent on Active Duty. More points more money. Less points less money.
     
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