Air Force

April 13, 2012

Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen


AF_square

WASHINGTON (AFNS — Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted Airmen.

Eligible Airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields.

The Temporary Early Retirement Authority application window will be open through April 30 in order to shape the force to meet current and future mission requirements. Approvals will occur after the application window is closed.

Approximately 250 Airmen will be approved under TERA based on grade, years of service, eligible Air Force specialty code, and other objective criteria based on the needs of the Air Force. Those who apply and are approved for early retirement will have a Sept. 1 retirement date. Airmen approved for TERA will have their retired pay reduced by 1/12th of 1 percent for each full month by which the number of months of active service are less than 240 as of the date of the member’s retirement. The Air Force Personnel Center’s fiscal 2012 enlisted TERA program page, located at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/21836, will contain additional information on retirement eligibility.

“As we continue to size and shape our force, we must have the right balance of skills to meet Air Force missions,” said Maj. Gen. Sharon Dunbar, the director of Force Management Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U. S. Air Force. “TERA allows us to use a voluntary program to shape the force where we have overages in Air Force specialties.”

The Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve do not plan on conducting force management actions in fiscal 2012. However, all components are working together to ensure the total force is prepared for manpower reductions in fiscal 2013.




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


 
 

 

SECDEF visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks with Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases during an all-call at the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar on Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 26. Carter’s department is responsible for policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluations for the...
 
 

Air Force extends SAPR services to AF civilians

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released a policy memo today allowing Air Force civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy is effective immediately and allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates to assist Air Force civilians...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit si...
 

 

Dempsey: U.S. forces must adapt to deal with near-peer competitors

COPENHAGEN — For the first time since the end of the Soviet Union, the United States is facing a near-peer threat, and that is unsettling to many in the services, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here Aug. 17. Following meetings with Danish Chief of Defense Army Gen. Peter Bartram and his...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-enduranc...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic ...
 




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>