Calculate How Much You'll Need for Retirement - good article and calculator
Members who remain on active duty for 20 or more years are eligible for retirement.
Active-duty retirement systems:
- Blended Retirement
- Final Pay
- High-3 Year Average
- Disability - Determined medically unfit for continued service with a DoD disability rating of at least 30%
The date of first entry to the military determines which retirement system applies, and whether a member has the option to choose a retirement system. To learn more, go to the Military Pay, Retirement website.
Retirement Choice Calculator (High-3 vs. CSB/REDUX)
Shows comparative results in the choice of retirement options for selected individuals with specific ranks and years of service. The calculator can generate similar charts and tables based on individual situations (expected retirement grade, years of service, and age). It can also compare results based on the use of the career retention bonus under the CSB/REDUX option, such as allocation of money to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), an investment such as a mutual fund, and/or spend a portion on a purchase
This calculator estimates your retirement pay flow under the CSB/REDUX retirement system
REDUX Bonus Could Cost You, Air Force Times article
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