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I can retire in April 2023.  My family wants to move to where we’re retiring to post-military in December 2022 so my sons can start second semester at their new school.  
 

My question: will the military move me for my final move earlier than my retirement date?

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27 minutes ago, Tank said:

I can retire in April 2023.  My family wants to move to where we’re retiring to post-military in December 2022 so my sons can start second semester at their new school.  
 

My question: will the military move me for my final move earlier than my retirement date?

Start terminal in April or official retirement date in April?  If its the official retirement date, you'll have orders long before december so I think it should work. Think...

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21 minutes ago, uhhello said:

Start terminal in April or official retirement date in April?  If its the official retirement date, you'll have orders long before december so I think it should work. Think...

Officially retire in April, will probably start terminal in February.  
 

I’m looking into DoD SkillBridge also that I can start 6 months prior to retiring in my retirement location.  

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10 hours ago, Tank said:

Officially retire in April, will probably start terminal in February.  
 

I’m looking into DoD SkillBridge also that I can start 6 months prior to retiring in my retirement location.  

You can move as soon as you have retirement orders in hand.  Those will come a couple weeks after you apply.  You should be good to go. 

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11 hours ago, Tank said:

Officially retire in April, will probably start terminal in February.  
 

I’m looking into DoD SkillBridge also that I can start 6 months prior to retiring in my retirement location.  

What exactly is skills bridge?  

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14 hours ago, Stoker said:

While inflation might eat away at retirement benefits somewhat (i.e. I wouldn't be shocked if in times of crisis you see COLAs set a point lower than inflation to save money), Congress has shown itself to be incredibly responsive to groups like military retirees, social security pensioners, etc. Because these groups live in every single district and have a huge financial incentive to lobby their reps, the reps have a huge incentive to keep them happy. No Congressman wants to see his opponent next election with an ad that says he made retirees live on the street. 

The Times They Are a-Changin”

Seriously…take a look at politics today:  If a progressive Congressman/Senator had to choose between funding our retirement or getting amnesty for illegals, government funded abortions, “free” college, etc then our retirement would lose every time.  Now I’m not suggesting that said Congressman/Senator wouldn’t support funding our retirement and these other programs, but rather just telling you where we rank in the scheme of things.

The military is back to being an avenue for pushing social change and less about being a well prepared lethal fighting force.  

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4 hours ago, tac airlifter said:

What exactly is skills bridge?  

Honestly one of the coolest programs out there. You can use it to take an unpaid internship with a firm for up to 6 months while still receiving your AF salary. I think the reason in pilot land we don't hear more about it is because so many people go airlines and you probably don't want to disrupt your currency/recency on the way out. Know people who have done some seriously cool programs with Amazon and Mantech though. One dude got a second bachelor's out of his. 

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Skillbridge just changed for the worse, now companies have to apply and get approved through the DoD mothership as opposed to with your local base office. This means unless there’s a good chance you’re going to work for said company after the six months, it’s likely not going to get approved. 

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2 hours ago, LumberjackAxe said:

Skillbridge just changed for the worse, now companies have to apply and get approved through the DoD mothership as opposed to with your local base office. This means unless there’s a good chance you’re going to work for said company after the six months, it’s likely not going to get approved. 

There’s another workaround. I’m currently a DoD contractor trying to have my company get approved SkillBridge. The Hiring Our Heroes fellowship allows companies to seek out individuals.
 

https://www.hiringourheroes.org/career-services/fellowships/ 

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19 hours ago, LumberjackAxe said:

Skillbridge just changed for the worse, now companies have to apply and get approved through the DoD mothership as opposed to with your local base office. This means unless there’s a good chance you’re going to work for said company after the six months, it’s likely not going to get approved. 

Fucking DoD -_- 

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