How does this government shutdown impact military members, retirees, civil service, veterans and their families? My phone has been blowing up with questions on this shutdown. I don’t have all the answers, but I figured I could quickly put something together to share. Keep in mind that specific guidance for the 2018 shutdown has not… Continue reading Government Shutdown 2018
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
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
I wanted to share a short story about one of my best friends who recently went through a very traumatic life event while her husband is deployed. Both her and her husband are in the Air Force so she’s used to unpredictable things happening in their lives. She has been blessed with now 4… Continue reading Having a baby while your husband is deployed
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?
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