I know I’m a little late, but congratulations! I retired in 2018, and wish I’d retired at 20 instead of 21 years of service. I did the contract gig for a year, then came home and did all of my VA stuff. I was put in for a MEB 2 weeks before my six month this out before I could start my VA while still on AD. That stopped it and I fought the MEB, and got it overturned to a regular retirement just a few weeks before starting terminal. During all of that mess I accepted the contract gig and did my VA stuff with a month remaining from 1 year my official retirement date, so everything was back paid to me. Make sure you maximize your benefits and you earned them.
Enjoy life as a civilian, I sure as hell do! My stress level is 90% less then my last few years on AD.
Last edited by Hudge; 10/10/21.