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  1. But but I was PTWOB! or I was a SOAR IP! therefore due to my superior cadet status I should skip UPT!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. AFAIK any reference to reserve obligation term date is interchangeable with the term MSO (mil svc obligation) which is 8 yrs total service which can be any combination of active and reserve. So in your case you take the date you were initially put into active service and add 8 yrs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Pro tip: Get a VA disability rating if you have anything to claim and you’ll start paying down your debt immediately and be done with it well prior to receiving reserve retirement pay. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Two other things defined Schwartz’ legacy. A culture of robotic compliance and “we had to do a RIF because not enough ppl applied for VSP.” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. He way overplayed his hand when he said something to the effect of “staffs—where the hard work of airpower gets done”. If I were unsure before, I was not after I read that. Up until then, good show. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. While he still has his wings he is no longer rated because he has been permanently disqualified from rated service. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Had a support 1st shirt come to the pilot section last Nov on a UTA lamenting that few pilots were in attendance. Then he bragged that a fix was in the works. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Popular rumor. Any injury must be substantiated. There’s no automatic anything as far as I know. There was another one being passed around a couple months ago that said if you were vaccinated with a certain lot of anthrax vaccine that you’d automatically get a VA disability. Hoodwinked a lot of people. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. The ARC isn’t the only furlough insurance anymore. The never ending war(s) have created the contractor segment which pays quite well in comparison. If you’re gonna deploy anyway, might as well make it count during your (probably short) supposed furlough. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Idk. Ask the question to the hiring authority or ARPC. There are over grade waivers, re-grading of positions, etc, but my understanding is that as a part timer, your promotion will not be held up regardless of the position to which you’re assigned.
  11. You’ll need to look at Mypers to find out the dates associated with the ANG promo board and the dates associated with the AFRES board, then time your transfer according to who you want to be promoted by. I’d suggest transferring to AFRES prior to the ANG and AFRES PRF accounting date. That way AFRES will write your PRF and you’ll avoid possible difficulties with the FEDREC process delaying your promotion. Also with an AFRES promotion you might be able to be accelerated, which is more rare in the ANG. So to sum up: transfer now and you’ll be fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Additionally, you do have promotion opportunity as an IMA (cat B) or PIRR (cat E). Many people get promoted to O-5 in these positions. The key is to do PME and have decent OPRs and a decent number of points (i.e. more than the minimum). So many people don't do PME that that becomes the main discriminator. Cat A, B, and E all compete on the same promotion board. Straight IRR has a separate board and almost no one (historically) gets promoted on the straight IRR board (what ARPC calls the non-participating reservists).
  13. Due to a lot of misinformation from Regular Retirees and ARPC not being clear on Reserve Retirement rules and having run into more than a couple reservists telling me they stayed in the SELRES/ANG for 24 years in order to "max the pay chart" for retirement, and I think, obviously the ARC enjoying that people do not understand and therefore serve additional years unnecessarily, I am compelled to write this and wish it to become common knowledge for anyone seeking a reserve retirement. The only stipulation to carry O-5 into retirement is serving on the Reserve Active Status List for 3 years Time in Grade. Now it is unclear that if those 3 years are only years on the RASL or if those 3 years need to be *good* years on the RASL. I would not want to press to test on this nuance, so let's say that those 3 years TIG need to be good years. The biggest distinguishing feature of the Reserve Retirement is that once you transfer to the retired reserve (AKA grey area) your years of service for the purposes of determining your high 36 continue to accrue until you reach age 60 (or whatever your age is for reduced reserve retirement). The reason that your finance office or ARPC will tell you that they have no idea what your reserve retirement pay will be and then refer you to any number of online calculators (which btw are designed for regular retirement and commonly misused by prospective reserve retirees) is because the calculation requires a look-back of 36 months and no one knows what the future pay charts will say. However, to get a pretty good idea we can use an example of a grey area retiree who reaches age 60 today (1 Apr 2019) and I will outline below what that looks like right now. The formula for calculating a reserve retirement: points/360*"high36"*.025. This gives you your monthly pay. Now the confusion arises as to what high-36 is. High 36 for our guy who is now 60 years old as of 1 Apr 2019 and entered the grey area 18 years ago at 42 years of age, he now has 38 years on the pay chart, thus maxing out the pay chart for O-5. He will have 36 months at $9521 (2019 pay chart is used for all 36 months), for a high 36 average of $9521. Assuming he has 5000 points, his retirement monthly pay will be 5000/360*$9521*.025=$3306. This math can be verified by the point valuation chart published by DFAS for 2019. Here is a link to the point valuation chart (Mypers): https://mypers.af.mil/ci/fattach/get/9805796/1553879360/redirect/1/filename/2019_POINT_VALUATION_FOR_RETIREMENT_BENEFITS_RESERVIST_AND_GUARD_MEMBERS.pdf Again, this is assuming he had 3 years TIG as an O-5 at his 20 years TIS. There is no need to serve in the SELRES/ANG for more than the time it takes to get 3 years TIG. The only online calculator that I have found that will give a correct answer is on the VPC Dashboard (accessed via Mypers). Main takeaway is that your years in service are all years on the active status list (both regular and reserve) plus the years spent in the grey area. If for some reason you do not get 3 years TIG as an O-5 on the active status list, you will enter the grey area as an O-4 (assuming you didn't get the 2 yr waiver) and then your retired pay will be based on maxing out the O-4 pay charts. Here is a link from ARPC that explains all the above in fairly confusing (to me, anyway) language: https://militarypay.defense.gov/Pay/Retirement/Reserve.aspx Info about transferring from active status to retired reserve (grey area): https://mypers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/14270 Also see the attachment which dispels additional rumors I've heard such as a regular retiree with IDT points gets a retirement re-calculation at age 60. I don't know how that rumor got started, but it's false. This is the 1405 service mentioned in the power point. Retirement_explained.pdf
  14. Surely. Even as an Individual Ready Reserve member, you are on the Reserve Active Status List. Because you are active status you have the reserve sanctuary protection which states that once you reach 18 years Time in Service you may not be discharged (except for misconduct) prior to reaching 20 years. So what that means is that if you are twice non-selected for O-5 you will be discharged 6 months after the board results are made public, upon your second failure of selection--except if upon that date (2x FOS +6 mos) you are in sanctuary. We were talking about this 6 years ago:
  15. Get to 18 yrs TIS before 2x FOS+6 mos and you’re in reserve sanctuary. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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