Skip to comments.157 Air Force Majors terminated without retirement benefits
Posted on 11/26/2011 10:42:00 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
One of the best ways to destroy American military capabilities would be to convince career military personnel -- both officers and enlisted -- that their commitment to service will not be rewarded with the retirement benefits they have earned by their faithful obedience to orders, no matter the personal cost or risks they endure. The Obama administration seems to be ready to destroy the belief that service will be rewarded as faithfully as duty was performed, one step at a time.
The latest step in that direction is the announcement that 157 Air Force majors will be terminated prior to retirement, without the opportunity to complete the 20 full years of service necessary to qualify for retirement pay. Caroline May of the Daily Caller writes:
The Chapman University of Military Law and its associated AMVETS Legal Clinic are blowing the whistle on what they say is an injustice set to be perpetrated on 157 Air Force majors on the last day of November.
"The Obama administration has ordered massive reductions in forces, resulting in many officers who are near retirement being involuntarily separated without retirement or medical benefits," explained institute director...
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
When my company closed down, everyone in management received furlough pay which meant they had an extended year on their accumulated service. At the end of that extended year, if they were not yet 55, they did not qualify for retirement and the benefits that went along with it. However, they were VESTED in the company pension plan which entitled them to a reduced pension benefit at the age of 60........;
I suspect these released officers are entitled to Vested pension benefits at a certain age due to their years of service so they are not being left with nothing.......
Ugh. Everything about that picture is wrong. Not one person shown, from First Fat-Ass to the lowest rank believes in anything they are doing. The carefully selected soldiers (representing the right “balance” of white, black, and fags) all know they are better than the Wookie.
And she thinks they are all beneath her. Disgusting.
They have no reduced pension to be given at a later date.
I think they get a severence pay of something like 20K, and are out the door.
If they want to get a federal job, their years of service will count, but that's it.
Something is really screwy here! Can’t help but comment that my sister’s husband was medically discharged after 14 years in the AF. His discharge was not combat related - heart attack and stroke. He passed away 35 years ago and she’s been living on his benefits ever since - never worked a day after she was married and never remarried so as to save those benefits.
If there is anger and a big ruckus over this, there should be! I agree with other posters that something big is coming our way with this administration in charge and it’s not going to be pretty!
obozo lied about so many things in his campaign for president but he didn’t lie about being transparent in his dealings - we can all see right through him!
Ahh, your inflated Moochelle!!
the growing inflation of Arugula Obama
How many majors does the AF have?
In Naps world...."FOREVER" is 50-60 yrs!!
Apparently 157 less than they had last month.
We sure are off topic on this thread, lol.
Sometimes on a dormant thread
My computer has gone dormant a couple of times in the last hour too.
They should have either picked better duty stations....
No Air Force Officer picks his/her duty station.
I hope your new DELL cures those problemos for you
Need some strong hot coffee - getting a headache
These are substandard workers at best.I'm not sure where you are getting your info. These are not your normal "high year" guys who didn't get promoted. They already have to get out after each boards. This is a RIF. You have no idea what you are talking about.
But as a contractor, and a military retiree, I have seen it before.
But nothing like the purges back in the early 80's when the Marine Corps, bounced a bunch of late Vietnam Vets out.
I would think it would be easier to make O-5 in the Air Force than any other service because the standard unit, a squadron, has so many O-5 slots.Many squadrons have O-4 commanders and no O-5 slots. You're comment only applies to flying squadrons.
The new Dell will be wonderful, if I just get it set up right. Never have done it myself.
I’m heading off, enjoy your coffee.
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