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US Department of Defense Pension Plan

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  • Jul 21, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Honolulu, Hawaii

    Pension attained after 20 years of service

  • Jul 03, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Action Officer in Washington, District of Columbia

    Pension plan - the fact that one exists is a good thing...

  • Mar 04, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fort Meade, Maryland

    It's dependent on the grade you earn while serving as well as how much time you have in; 15 years can get you around 40% of base pay per month, 20 years is 50% of base pay per month, and 30 years will get you 75% per month. However, this does not include other allowances the individual would have normally earned, much of which is non-taxable. This offsets the income of the individual so that unless retiring in very senior grades, will be unable to maintain a high quality of life without having to work elsewhere.

  • Feb 05, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Antonio, Texas

    Low cost. decent payout.

  • Nov 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fort Meade, Maryland

    New BRS allows everyone to start a retirement plan

  • Aug 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Arlington, Virginia

    it has a pension, most private employers have done away. Congress raised % but hey it's better than nothing.

  • Apr 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Aircraft sheet metal and electrician mechanic in Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

    Great but they continuously reduce it each year

  • Nov 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Electronics Technician in Norfolk, Virginia

    Matching benefits, life insurance offered at a rate that is tailored to your choices when you go through accepting an offer of employment or what is called open season.

  • Oct 31, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    There are good pension and retirement benefits available. The Thrift Savings Plan provides flexibility on how you choose to invest your contributions and the government provides matching funds up to a certain percentage.

  • Sep 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former UH-60 Academic Senior Instructor in Fort Rucker, Alabama

    Super 401 K...the best I have seen.


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