Working 20 years as a civil servant unless it was in a prison or Federal Law Enforcement is not the same as active duty. We had a contract and promises were made. For the record, I pay out more per month than you do, and when I am eligible for medicaid, I lose coverage, I do not have BC/BS to fall back on. TRICARE for Life is on the chopping block now. Did they force you to run a CFT or a PFT when you were 50 years old? Did you have quarterly body fat measurements? As a civil service did you do 5 - 10 mile hikes well into your 40s? We all make our choices, you made yours so it is well you are NOT complain. Stop trying to compare apples and oranges, most of the Marines retiring this year have done 5 combat tours in the last 10 years, what were you doing during that time. If you did all the same things required of a service member, I stand corrected.
Working 20 years as a civil servant unless it was in a prison or Federal Law Enforcement is not the same as active duty.
There's something very, very wrong there.
posted on 06/29/2012 2:58:25 PM PDT
(Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
It was 33 years, not 20. I managed to stay in pretty good condition during a lot of those years. I ran with a lot of Marine embassy guards in Latin America. My buddy and I, ate age 44, did all the Marine PFT requirements except for the pullups. I ran with the Marines in Havana for four years. Now, at nearly 70, I’m suffering from heart failure among other issues.
posted on 06/29/2012 4:50:39 PM PDT
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