IRs must apply for transfer to the Retired Reserve using the vPC online retirement application, accessible through myPers. Applications are routed through ARPC, servicing RIO Detachments, and active component units before final processing. To be eligible to transfer to the Retired Reserve, Airmen must complete at least 20 years of satisfactory service. Airmen meeting eligibility requirement for pay are issued a "Notification of Eligibility for Reserve Retired Pay" letter, however the letter is not required in order to request transfer to the Retired Reserve. Retirement effective date cannot be after Mandatory Separation Date (MSD), High Year of Tenure date (HYT) or Expiration Term of Service (ETS). Additional information, to include details on Reduced Reserve Retirement Age, Retired Pay Calculation, and Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan can be found on myFSS by clicking the myRetirements tile.

ARPC has established a Reserve Retirement Consultation Cell. This growing team can help answer Reserve Airmen’s questions about military retirement, such as estimated retirement pay, reduced retirement pay age, the reserve component survivor benefit plan, and many other retirement-related inquiries. Their mission is to educate Reserve Airmen by providing up-to-date and timely information necessary to assist themselves and their families in making life-changing decisions regarding military retirement. You can be a 10-year member who's contemplating continuing your service or a 59-year old Airman applying for retired pay ... or anywhere in-between.
Please note, the team cannot provide guidance or advice regarding civilian retirement.  If you would like to schedule a virtual Reserve military retirement counseling appointment, please contact the RRCC at: or 1-800-682-1929. They can also be found on their FB page HERE


Blended Retirement System

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The opt-in/election period for the Blended Retirement System concluded on December 31, 2018. All Service members who entered the military on or after January 1, 2018, are automatically be enrolled in BRS.

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