Veterans

January 10, 2014

Eligible officers, enlisted members offered early retirement

Debbie Gildea
JB San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

Staff through senior master sergeants and captains through lieutenant colonels in certain Air Force Specialty Codes may apply to retire with fewer than 20 years of active service under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.

Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA will be implemented to help achieve manpower and force structure goals as the service focuses on 2015 and beyond, said Lt. Col. Rick Garcia, AFPC retirements and separations branch chief.

To be eligible for consideration, members in certain Air Force specialties must have at least 15 but less than 20 years of total active duty time as of July 31, 2014. Members with at least 19 years of service but less than 20 years of total active federal military service by July 31, 2014 may apply to retire, regardless of control or core AFSC. Lengthy service staff sergeants (those with ìgrandfatheredî high year of tenure at 20 years) who have at least 15, but less than 20 years of TAFMS as of July 31 may also apply to retire, regardless of control AFSC.

Applications will be accepted Jan. 14-March 26, and those approved must be retired by Aug. 1.
Airmen must apply through the virtual military personnel flight, accessible via the Air Force Portal or the myPers website. After submission, applicants can check the status in vMPF.

Airmen with an approved date of separation or a separation/retirement application pending prior Dec. 16, 2013 are not eligible for TERA. If an otherwise eligible memberís separation or retirement application is disapproved, the member may be eligible to apply for TERA.

In addition, approved applicants who are subsequently selected for promotion will be allowed to withdraw their application, but must do so within 10 weekdays of their promotion notification. Airmen who have been selected for an assignment are ineligible to apply for TERA.

If and when you are notified that you are eligible, you are strongly encouraged to contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center and talk to your transition assistance program representatives.

TAP is a requirement mandated by federal law to aid Airmen in making a successful transition to civilian life and make informed decisions about their future. Therefore, we recommend you take advantage of resources available to you and consider registering for TAP early rather than wait for a retirement or separation decision. Members must complete TAP prior to starting terminal leave,î Garcia said.

For full application instructions, eligibility requirements and a chart showing eligible Airmen, go to the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil and search for PSDM 13-127 for the enlisted program or PSDM 13-128 for the officer program.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Air Force photograph by Wesley Farnsworth

Wright-Patt hosts rapid improvement event for Air Force civilian hiring initiative

Air Force photograph by Wesley Farnsworth Tammy Lyons, chief of Air Force Materiel Command’s Personnel Support Division, captures the ideas of the group brainstorming for ways to improve the civilian hiring process during a m...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato

New CC at AFOTEC Det. 1

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Maj. Gen. Matthew H. Molloy (left), Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center commander, poses for a photo with new AFOTEC Detachment 1 commander, Col. Steven M. Ross, after Ross acc...
 
 

412th Test Wing names quarterly award winners

The 412th Test Wing recognized outstanding individual performances of the last three months with its quarterly award ceremony held in the base theater July 30. Congratulations to all the second quarter award winners. Airman of the Quarter Senior Airman Michael J. Pierson, 412th Maintenance Group Non Commissioned Officer of the Quarter Tech. Sgt. Latresia Pugh,...
 

 

TRICARE Online and MiCare have similarities, differences

TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries. “Both programs are endorsed by the Military Heath System, and although they may seem very similar, in actuality there are a few differences,”...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Railway company boards Edwards’ tracks

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A BNSF Railway locomotive arrives at Edwards to retrieve a baretable train that was stored on Edwards AFB’s railroad tracks.   If you travelled through the North Gate recently, y...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Golf camp gets kids back into the ‘swing’ of things

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara At Muroc Lake Golf Course, children from the Edwards AFB community participated in a three-day junior golf camp July 22 to 24 where they learn all the different rules and aspects of the game o...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>