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  • Wing process manager retires after 37 years

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Michelle Kuelbs, lifelong partner of Col. Bruce Winhold, fastens a retirement pin on Winhold during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Sept 24. 2021. Winhold retired after 37 years in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ann Butler)
  • Chief retires after more than 40 years of military service

    CMSgt Saudi McVea, right, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron chief enlisted manager, receives the Certificate of Retirement from Col. Cheryl Knight, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commander, during McVea’s retirement ceremony in hangar 9 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 10,2021. McVea honorably served for 42 years. (U.S. Air
  • Air Force hits record retention levels, reviews voluntary force management efforts

    The Department of the Air Force is seeing its highest retention levels in 20 years, second only to rates recorded shortly after 9/11 in 2002.
  • AFPC improves military retirement eligibility process with automation

    The Air Force’s Personnel Center implemented an automated process, providing Airmen with immediate determination of retirement eligibility and preventing unnecessary application processing.
  • Retired MWDs looking for family, homes, couches

    Thousands of Military Working Dogs are stationed around the world placing themselves in harm’s way detecting bombs, land mines and subduing threatening people; all in the name of keeping Americans safe. Eventually, these canines retire and some can be adopted by the public to live as a couch potato.
  • BRS decision time quickly approaching

    After Dec. 31, 2018, the opt-in option will no longer be available to members with the exception of some unique and very specific circumstances. Airmen only get one chance to opt-in to the BRS. If they opt-in, they cannot change your decision, so an informed decision is a smart decision.
  • Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now 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.
  • 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.
  • Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

    The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System in less than a 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 2017.
  • Blended retirement system training now available

    Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card -- to include family members -- via an alternate website.
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