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PROMISES, PROMISES: GI retirement benefit lacking

from San Jose Mercury News

ROA was heavily involved in providing data and background for this story and thanks the ROA members who stepped up to be interviewed for it, even if not all of you made it into the final story.

A law meant to provide early retirement as a reward for National Guard and Reserve members who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan is instead leaving many of them perplexed and frustrated. When Congress wrote the law three years ago, it said Guard and Reserve members called up for 90 days or more for war service or other federal duty would be credited for work "in any fiscal year" toward early retirement for each day they were mobilized. Earning the credit would allow them to retire before age 60 if they had 20 years of service. more

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