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Discussion in 'Military Vets' started by Big Green, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Big Green

    Big Green Well-Known

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    Started down that road before but decided I didn’t want to stay active duty and got out. It was the popular thing to do several years ago, go from enlisted KC-130 Marine to Army WO pilot. Quite a few made that jump.
     


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  2. Big Green

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    Two things I’m unfamiliar with in first paragraph, what’s the importance of a title 10 FINAL TOUR? And what do you mean traditional route? Just going through normal time and retiring when the time comes?

    One is the retirement/insurance. Mostly though it’s an itch I didn’t completely scratch. Sure there’s all the things we love to hate about our time in but there were a lot of good guys and some good things. There were several things I was interested in over the years that would have kept me in on active duty if things had played out differently. I enjoy being a civilian now but miss serving.

    One thing to note, my active duty time was 9 years with 3 years in the reserves for a total of 12 years. I’ve already done the part time thing before, all of that was USMC though. Had they not combined my MOS with another into something I did not want to do, I’d probably still be in the Marine Reserves.
     
  3. toddnjoyce

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    https://themilitarywallet.com/national-guard-and-reserve-early-retirement-age/

    Traditional route: some will stay traditional guard/reserves (1 weekend/month, 2-weeks/yr) to 62.

    More to follow.
     
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  4. karlac

    karlac Gone fishin' ... TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

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    So was Jack Benny, until the day he died ...
    At 80.

    Then again, might be too young for the reference. ;)
     
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    Jack was 39 not forty.
     
  6. karlac

    karlac Gone fishin' ... TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

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    Yep, exactly what was quoted.
     
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    Texas has both a WOC program and an OCS program. You can sign up in either pipeline—these options don’t have to be “written in” the contract. Do you have any college hours?

    I would not worry about the border mission. There is a waitlist a mile long for volunteers that WANT to go. They are a long way from involuntary call ups.


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  8. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    The healthcare you retire with is great. The wife is older than me and on Medicare part A&B and Tricare for life. She has no copay to see a doc or specialist and has not had to pay anything. I just got an injection in my neck at an outpatient surgery center. Only cost me $61.00
     
  9. Big Green

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    Need to add a few addresses to the Guard “application” and submit.

    Still deciding on MOS. Recruiter is also going to contact a few units and see who may need an E-6. I know I’ll probably loose my rocker but I’m gonna try. Of course I’d be an E-5 “promotable” but who knows how long that takes to get promoted again.

    For prior service they have ONE YEAR enlistments. That’s kind like a test drive before you buy the car. I’ll do one of those and see how it goes.

    Gotta start pounding the pavement again every day. Haven’t run in a while so that’ll be fun. Oh, and push-ups. No more pull-ups for a PFT.
     
  10. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    Your time in grade will start over. Years of Service will count. The E-6 board is under the Semi centralized system. Enlisted Promotion regulation. https://ga.ng.mil/eps/regulation/ar 600_8_19, 2 feb 15 enlisted promotions and reductions.pdf
     


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