The new Blended Retirement System (BRS) is a hot topic of conversation across the Department of Defense. Airmen will be encouraged to research their options during 2017 and may elect to opt-in to BRS on or after Jan. 1, 2018. Elections must be completed during 2018 and an online course, tailored to those who are eligible to opt-in, will be available soon. BRS information is available and continuously updated on myPers. Click "Retirement" from any military landing page. In addition, a live chat feature on BRS is available for Airmen. To chat live with a Total Force Service Center representative, visit the page and allow about 30 to 60 seconds to enable a representative to come online. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.
For more on military retirement, see this Military.com section.