The Pre-Retirement Briefing for the month of December is being held in the Memorial Chapel, Building 480, on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base from 0800 to 1200. All briefings are held the first Tuesday of each month. There is no pre-registration, Soldiers may wear civilian clothes and spouses are welcome to attend. Click here for the agenda.
Applying for retirement: AR 600-8-24 governs officer retirements and AR 635-200 enlisted personnel. All requests for retirement must be routed through agency/unit and forwarded to the Military Personnel Division by the S-1. Request may be delivered in person or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivor Benefit Plan: Every soldier, regardless of marital status, must make an election for Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP). This must be done any time once you've attended a pre-retirement briefing and are in receipt of retirement orders but prior to clearing the installation. For this appointment you will need two copies of retirement and transition orders, divorce decree if divorced on or after 14 November 1986, marriage certificate if spouse's last name is different and death certificate if spouse is deceased. Service members are advised to bring a completed draft DD Form 2656 so you will have all data needed readily available at your scheduled appointment.
Finance: Soldiers must schedule an appointment with Finance in order to clear. A few topics covered during this appointment are leave balance, sell leave, travel and expenses to final destination, in-service debt, allotments and final active duty pay. You may contact their office at (703) 696-3522 or 3523 to schedule your appointment.
Final Outprocess: This is where you will complete outprocessing with the installation, turn in all documents (listed below), make all changes to your DD 214 Worksheet with supporting documentation and get your official DD 214, Certificate of Discharge from Active Duty. Below is a list of documents Soldiers must turn in to receive their DD 214.
Report of Medical History and Medical Exam
Close-out Evaluation (NCOER or OER) or memo
DD 2656 - Data for Payment of Retired Personnel
DD 93 - Record of Emergency Data
SGLI - Serviceman Group Life Insurance
DA 669 - Education Records
DA 2962 - Security Termination
DA 759 - Flight Record
DA 31 - Leave Forms
Transition and Retirement Orders (4 each)
DD 2648 - Preparation Counseling checklist (ACAP)
SOLDIERS ARE SEEN ON AN APPOINTMENT BASIS ONLY AND MUST BE IN UNIFORM TO OUTPROCESS.
Retirement Ceremonies: The Transition Center serves as the point of contact for participation in monthly retirement ceremonies. Click here www.mdw.army.mil/armyretirement.htm to see dates available and request participation.
Army G-1 Retirement Services: http://soldierforlife.army.mil/retirement
Officer Retirements: click here for a sample memorandum to request retirement.
Enlisted Retirements: click here for a sample DA 4187 to request retirement.
Reserve Component: https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/protect/Reserve/soldierservices/retirement/index.htm
Retiree Recall: https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/Active/opdistacc/CAD/calltoAD.htm
Pay and Calculators: http://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/Home/Benefit_Calculators.html
Retirement Ceremonies: www.mdw.army.mil
Veteran Affairs: www.va.gov
Social Security: www.ssa.gov
TRICARE Delta Dental: http://www.trdp.org/
Military Records: http://www.archives.gov/st- louis/military-personnel/
Legislative Updates: http://thomas.loc.gov/beta/
Space A Travel: http://www.amc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-060328-001.doc
Defense Finance & Accounting Service: www.dfas.mil
Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP): http://www.dfas.mil/retiredpay/concurrentretirementanddisabilitypay.html
Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC): www.crsc.army.mil
Casualty & Mortuary Affairs: https://www.hrc.army.mil/SITE/Active/TAGD/CMAOC/cmaoc.htm
Information can be obtained by contacting the Fort Myer Transition Center at (703) 696-3332/3164.
Retiree Council Meetings:
FMMC General Council meetings are held
the second Thursday of February, May, August and November. Meetings
are held in Bldg 205 from 1230 to 1430.
Coordinates, conducts and facilitates detailed periodic Pre-Retirement
and Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) group briefings for all retiring Soldiers (highly encourages family members to attend)
Counsels Soldiers and family members concerning
retirement rights, benefits and privileges.
Conducts one-on-one (desk-side) Pre-Retirement briefings
Assists retiring Soldiers and family members with
completion of the DD Form 2656 (Data for Payment of Retired Personnel.
Processes the DD Form 2656 electronically using
TRANSPROC to the Department of Defense Finance and Accounting Services,
Coordinates, conducts and facilitates detailed periodic Pre-Retirement and Survivor Benefit Plan
(SBP) group briefings for all retiring Soldiers (highly encourages family members to attend).
Counsels and assists survivors of retired Soldiers and Soldiers who die on active duty regarding their SBP options and entitlements, and the proper processing of their SBP elections, which includes counseling on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and its relationship to SPB.
Publishes and mails retiree newsletters at least annually.
Conducts an annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD).
Provides information and filing assistance for the "
Annuities for Certain Military Surviving Spouses" and/or
ACMSS, also known as the "Forgotten Widows".
Assists/advises retired Soldiers in understanding and applying for
Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)
Provides information to retired Soldiers on Concurrent Retirement and Disability
Assists retired Soldiers and family
members in obtaining: copies of lost documents (i.e., DD Form 214,
retirement orders and medical records); re-issuance of military awards and
issuance of military ID cards.
Provides retired Soldiers
and their families with information and referrals on a myriad of other
benefits and entitlements, including Veterans Affairs (VA), TRICARE medical
and dental, Social Security, Medicare Benefits and others.