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April 20, 2018

Blended Retirement System Problem - You Could Lose Matching Contributions

If you’re in the blended retirement system and are fortunate to max out, or nearly max out, your yearly contribution to your thrift savings plan, listen up! The matching contributions are not as straightforward as they seem.

Feb. 28, 2018

Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: A commander’s farewell

As we draw closer to the March 9, 2018 sunset of the MQ-1 Predator, as the commander of the 15th Attack Squadron, the last squadron in Air Combat Command to operate the venerable aircraft, I have been asked numerous times for my thoughts about the retirement of the “Pred.” I will attempt to explain my thoughts and feelings about an aircraft and mission I have been flying for almost the entirety of my career.

Feb. 28, 2018

Blended Retirement System Problem - You Could Lose Matching Contributions

If you're in the blended retirement system and max out, or nearly max out, your yearly contribution to your thrift savings plan, listen up! The matching contributions are not as straightforward as they seem. The yearly maximum in 2018 you can contribute to your TSP is $18,500. Also, BRS will match contributions up to 4 percent of your base pay...EACH PAY PERIOD.