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Old 10-26-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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To retain experienced Airmen and assist with end-strength growth, the Air Force is revising the High Year of Tenure (HYT) for Senior Airman through Technical Sergeant. Airmen with a HYT of 1 February 2019 and later will have their HYT adjusted as follows:

SrA - from 8 to 10 years of Total Active Federal Military Service (TAFMS)
Sgt - from 15 to 20 years of TAFMS
TSgt - from 20 to 22 years of TAFMS
Interesting changes the Air Force continues to make. This will be sure to keep a solid number of E5s in service for 20.
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Old 10-26-2018, 02:46 PM
 
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I could not imagine being an E5 for that long, and retiring as one.
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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More hash marks than stripes. What a concept.
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:12 PM
 
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I could not imagine being an E5 for that long, and retiring as one.
By the way, no offense to those that have, I do not think less about anyone in such a situation of anything, and know there are a lot of factors in this advancement stuff.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:27 PM
 
Location: USA
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To retain experienced Airmen and assist with end-strength growth, the Air Force is revising the High Year of Tenure (HYT) for Senior Airman through Technical Sergeant. Airmen with a HYT of 1 February 2019 and later will have their HYT adjusted as follows:

SrA - from 8 to 10 years of Total Active Federal Military Service (TAFMS)
Sgt - from 15 to 20 years of TAFMS
TSgt - from 20 to 22 years of TAFMS

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Interesting changes the Air Force continues to make. This will be sure to keep a solid number of E5s in service for 20.
I thought the rank of SGT (E-4) was done away with.

Notwithstanding, back when I served (late 70's-early 80's), it was common to see a SSG (E-5) retiring at the 20 year mark.

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Old 10-26-2018, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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To retain experienced Airmen and assist with end-strength growth, the Air Force is revising the High Year of Tenure (HYT) for Senior Airman through Technical Sergeant. Airmen with a HYT of 1 February 2019 and later will have their HYT adjusted as follows:

SrA - from 8 to 10 years of Total Active Federal Military Service (TAFMS)
Sgt - from 15 to 20 years of TAFMS
TSgt - from 20 to 22 years of TAFMS



I thought the rank of SGT (E-4) was done away with.

Notwithstanding, back when I served (late 70's-early 80's), it was common to see a SSG (E-5) retiring at the 20 year mark.


I'm guessing that should have read SSGt, not Sgt. SrA is an E-4. SSgt is E-5 and TSgt is E-6.
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:47 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I could not imagine being an E5 for that long, and retiring as one.
If you’re an E5 for that long it’s usually because you got in trouble and were demoted at one point.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:20 AM
 
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If you’re an E5 for that long it’s usually because you got in trouble and were demoted at one point.
Or they didn't want to be promoted.

Back in the day before they changed it, I knew several that retired at that rank.

They were crusty old SSgts, but usually experts in their field. They wanted to work with their hands, not behind a desk. Nothing wrong with that.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:50 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I could not imagine being an E5 for that long, and retiring as one.
It happens...

An E-5 retiring at 20 years under the High 36 would start drawing $19, 860 per year retirement and after 10 years would have earned $216,000...

That is about $9.50 per hour, 40 hours a week, to do nothing except collect the money for the remainder of their life.

An E-6 retiring at 20 years under the High 36 would start drawing $23,552 per year retirement...

Calculated from: https://militarypay.defense.gov/calc...36-calculator/
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