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What You Need To Know About National Guard Retirement
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What You Need To Know About National Guard Retirement

Retiring from the Reserves or National Guard is more flexible than retiring from active duty. In the vast majority of cases, your retirement is based on at least 20 good years of service.  (A "good year" requires a certain minimum number of points or days of drill or active duty as well as complying with other ...

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Reserve Retirement: Time In Rank And High-Three Pay
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Reserve Retirement: Time In Rank And High-Three Pay

  I've written many posts about military retirement, and the system is hugely complicated. (See the related links at the end of this post.)  Instead of trying to cover all of that in a humongous 20,000-word post, I've written a big-picture pillar post plus a bunch of shorter posts about specific reader ...

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Sanctuary and Military Mobilization
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Sanctuary and Military Mobilization

A reader writes: I'm currently deployed to Afghanistan. I am very close to sanctuary and may reach it during the end of my leave after my deployment is over. If I don’t reach sanctuary by the end of this deployment I will return back to the Reserves with no less than 17 years and 11 months of “active federal” time. ...

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Divorce And A Military Reserve Pension
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Divorce And A Military Reserve Pension

    .         A reader writes: My husband was commissioned after ROTC in August 1966, placed on an educational deferment, and did not start active duty until February 1968. How many retirement points did he earn over that period and where is a regulation that addresses ...

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