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Well it's official..
August 17, 2010
5:26 pm
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The_Joker
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I am set for retirement on Sept 22. I received my letter of confirmation today. I am a little taken aback even though I had requested it. Making the adjustment to Civie Street after 30 years will be my next challenge.

I guess I'll just have to start spending the kids inheritance. Laugh Laugh

And the first thing on the agenda will be to finally get my pilots license with tail wheel accreditation.

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

August 18, 2010
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Enjoy your new life. To the fullest! I don't know if I'll ever be in a position to retire but I do look forward to the day if/when it happens!

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

August 19, 2010
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The_Joker
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Having a Military Pension helps ๐Ÿ˜‰

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

August 21, 2010
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Congrats Joker, you earned it...

so now what ? you just sit in here , and think of new jokes all day ? :mrgreen:

now is when living begins.....So go get it !!!!!

BloodStone...

If it were raining hookers, I'd get hit by a fag.

August 23, 2010
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Thanks Bloodstone I appreciate your comments.

As for sitting around telling jokes all day, no.

It will be a given that I may not be logging every day to post or to read but I can assure I will be around.

At present it is business as usual while preparing for the transition from command. When that is all done I'll hang up the uniform, take a long holiday (most likely a cruise) and just sit back sipping on my J.D and Mint Juleps and watch the world go by for while.

The only orders I want to give for a while will be food and drink orders. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

August 23, 2010
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Military retirments in the USA are usually after a minimum 20 years of service and up. Not sure what the pension is after 20, but it increases as you go up in years, and is a percentage of your base pay of rank. Pension starts right away for life, you have lifetime medical, and can use the PX on any base for life. PX's in my day usually had greatly discounted things, I;m not sure what they are like today. You earned it, enjoy it. When I retired 2 years ago, I worryied if I would have enough income. You will be surprized how it will not be an issue. For me, the cost of going to work (gas, lunches, cost of medical working vs retirment medical), plus not having a few taxes taken out anymore, makes a big difference. You are also in a differnet income bracket, so all that makes you take home pay, not as bad as you think. I pictured all kinds of things would have to be given up, and so far it hasn't happened. Good Luck, go fishin, and enjoy everyday. Laugh

August 23, 2010
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Congrats Joker.
If you get bored, you can always start up some new venture.
Open a gym or a bar or something like that.
The world is your oyster.

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

August 28, 2010
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I am sure I will get bored after a while but for now the plan is to do sweet bugger all.

Thank you guys, for all of your kind wishes.

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

September 15, 2010
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7 days to go and it is hitting me harder than I thought it would as my replacement arrived today for the commencement of the transfer of command.

It truly is the end of an era and a lot of mixed emotions I never thought possible. โžก Cry Embarassed ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜ก Laugh ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

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