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Old 06-20-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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Just curious, is the rollback program the Air Force implents, considered to be early out?
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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They are currently offering select AFSCs (specific jobs) early retirement, so I would say yes.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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They are currently offering select AFSCs (specific jobs) early retirement, so I would say yes.
Yeah, I ask because I inquired online if I was eligible for VA health care, and a question came up, asking if I was discharged or separated under early out, so I'm not entirely sure what all constitutes an early out.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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Yeah, I ask because I inquired online if I was eligible for VA health care, and a question came up, asking if I was discharged or separated under early out, so I'm not entirely sure what all constitutes an early out.
From the informational sheet we received about these reduction/rollback things, I assume they need to know because under the dos-rollback or other reduction-via-rr programs, you are not technically discharged but have been transfered to that reserve thing (can some one fill in the actual name for the OP) where you are on that call-up option, not being paid,, but accumulating benefits and time in service until you are discharged.

**** OK, wanted to add, saw this notation that seperating service members need to ensure they are aware of their seperation status as veterans benefits may not be available until such time as they are officially discharged from all service.

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Old 06-23-2012, 12:34 AM
 
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From the informational sheet we received about these reduction/rollback things, I assume they need to know because under the dos-rollback or other reduction-via-rr programs, you are not technically discharged but have been transfered to that reserve thing (can some one fill in the actual name for the OP) where you are on that call-up option, not being paid,, but accumulating benefits and time in service until you are discharged.

**** OK, wanted to add, saw this notation that seperating service members need to ensure they are aware of their seperation status as veterans benefits may not be available until such time as they are officially discharged from all service.
Yeah, and I've read that this only applies to those that have served in between 6 and 14 years.

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Old 06-23-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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They are currently offering select AFSCs (specific jobs) early retirement, so I would say yes.
Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) and the DOS Rollback are two very different programs.

TERA is offered to airmen in some overmanned fields with 15 to 19 years of service. If taken, you will be considered Retired for VA and DoD benefits. Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

If you are affected by DOS Rollback and have less than 20 years of service, then you will be considered Separated for VA and DoD benefits. The DoD will give you some transitional benefits (access to Tricare, Commissary, etc), but once these expire, they're gone. Officials continue enlisted DOS rollback program

Bottom line: If you're being forced out under DOS Rollback and can take TERA, then take it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:09 AM
 
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Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) and the DOS Rollback are two very different programs.

TERA is offered to airmen in some overmanned fields with 15 to 19 years of service. If taken, you will be considered Retired for VA and DoD benefits. Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

If you are affected by DOS Rollback and have less than 20 years of service, then you will be considered Separated for VA and DoD benefits. The DoD will give you some transitional benefits (access to Tricare, Commissary, etc), but once these expire, they're gone. Officials continue enlisted DOS rollback program

Bottom line: If you're being forced out under DOS Rollback and can take TERA, then take it.
True and true, however this doesn't affect eligibility for VA health care.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:01 AM
 
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They want to get rid of the older group,
and get the cheaper ( younger blood ) in the field.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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They want to get rid of the older group,
and get the cheaper ( younger blood ) in the field.
Hello New England Patriots
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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True and true, however this doesn't affect eligibility for VA health care.
Correct, what this does affect is TRICARE for Life.

The only thing that will affect your eligibility for VA health care is a dishonorable discharge or if you served for less than 24 months. Otherwise you should be good to go.
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