Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via an alternate website. The BRS will go into effect Jan. 1, 2018. All currently serving members are grandfathered into the current military retirement system. However, those with fewer than 12 years of service as of Dec. 31, 2017, or Air Force Reserve component members with fewer than 4,320 retirement points may choose to "opt in" to the BRS in 2018. To learn more about the Blended Retirement System, visit the Military Compensation website.
For more on military pay and retirement benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits section.