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Military, Suicide, and My Confession

For 22 years of my Air Force career, I heard about suicide and attended every “mandatory” suicide prevention briefing.  But for the last 6 years of my career I worked hand in hand with an officer who was my commander, my immediate supervisor, and someone I called my friend.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m here to tell you…I… Continue reading Military, Suicide, and My Confession

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Filing for Veteran’s Administration (VA) Disability Compensation

Filing for Veteran’s Administration (VA) disability compensation  *Disclosure: these opinions and personal experiences are my own and I do not work for the Veterans Administration. Where should I start? After retiring from the Air Force I still ran into a challenge; filing for VA disability compensation.  So I thought I would share my experience in… Continue reading Filing for Veteran’s Administration (VA) Disability Compensation

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The fashion style of a 22-year veteran

The fashion style of a 22-year veteran. I retired from the Air Force earlier this year (April 2016). The one thing that I did not plan on doing after retirement was starting another job.  I happen to land a pretty decent gig, that I couldn’t pass up.  Why not start another retirement right? Well to say… Continue reading The fashion style of a 22-year veteran

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What should you do with your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) when you separate from the Uniformed Services?

I just retired from the USAF this past April (2016).  But before I separated I was faced with a decision regarding my Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account. Because I was choosing to retire/separate, that eliminates me from continuing to contribute to your TSP.  Decisions? I decided to make a full withdrawal before I separated from… Continue reading What should you do with your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) when you separate from the Uniformed Services?

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The things they don’t tell you about your Retirement/Separation from the Air Force

Air Force Retirement/Separation Information (Active duty & AGR) Retiring or separating from the Air Force is not only an exciting time, it’s also a very stressful time. It’s a huge chapter in your life that is coming to a close. I just retired on April 1, 2016 and there were so many things that happened… Continue reading The things they don’t tell you about your Retirement/Separation from the Air Force