Retired from Military

Retired Army Colonel Pleads Guilty to Breaking Law in Job Hunt

Col. Norbert Vergez. AP Photo/U.S. Army

WASHINGTON -- A retired Army colonel pleaded guilty to negotiating his post-military employment with a helicopter company that did business with the Defense Department office he ran while still in uniform, according to court records filed Tuesday by U.S. government attorneys. The former officer, Norbert Vergez, caused the terms of a contract to... more

Senator Defends Military Retirement Changes

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), new chairman of the Senate armed services' subcommittee on military personnel, has signaled he will defend retirement reforms proposed for a new generation of service members by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. Read the full Military Update article. more

Retired Military Change of Address

Kate Horrell from the Paycheck Chronicles has received many questions about how to change an address on file with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). It is important that you keep your address up-to-date. It will make things a lot easier if you need to get a replacement document, or make any other changes to your account. There ar... more

DoD Warns About Potential Retirement Scam

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The Department of Defense has issued a warning about a potential retirement scam involving a company called Government Employee Services. Federal workers should be wary of calls, mailings or emails from the firm that seek to provide "help" with federal benefits, according to officials from the DoD's Civilian Personnel Advisory Service. "The sc... more

Retired Pay Centers

On the phone. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Piper/Army

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) operates the Defense Retiree and Annuitant Pay System (DRAS). The DRAS replaced the former systems performing military and annuitant pay processing through the Department of Defense. The system is a standard combined system. It uses advanced data processing techniques and telecommunications capab... more

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