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The Retirement Journey

The decision to stay in the current retirement system or opt-in to the Blended Retirement System, a modernized retirement system, is an important and irrevocable decision that eligible Sailors must make based on their own individual circumstances.

In fact, it’s probably the most important financial decision in their naval careers. So, it’s important for all Sailors – either as leaders today, or as leaders tomorrow – to understand the changes that will impact retirement in the future.

Even though eligible Sailors don’t have to make the decision to opt-in until January 1, 2018, they should take advantage of training and other resources – like the below videos released by the Department of Defense. See how the legacy ‘high-3’ and the new Blended Retirement System compare in the first four years of service, at mid-career and at retirement.

The retirement journey over the first four years.

Blended Retirement System — The First Four Years

How will the new #BlendedRetirement System impact YOU? Let’s take a #RetirementJourney over your first four years.

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Monday, July 17, 2017

The journey continues mid-career.

BRS: Mid-Career

The #RetirementJourney continues. See what the road map looks like at your mid-career. #BlendedRetirement

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What about military lifers? See how retirement systems compare.

BRS – Retirement Comparison

Are you a military lifer? See how retirement systems compare in this third part in a series of #RetirementJourney videos. #BlendedRetirement

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Friday, July 21, 2017


Editor’s note: We’ll update this blog with additional videos as released.



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