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    So hubby did 5 years, 1 month active duty, then did about 5 years active reserves and is now back active duty. Someone tried telling hubby that his reserve time does not count towards retirement. I always thought that it counted, just not as much.
    Any light shed on this would be so appreciated.
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    I think it does count but I think they calculate it a different way. I don't think it would count as the full 5 years, I think it is probably reduced some. I am not 100% sure though. My grandfather was in the active reserves and was able to retire after 20 but I think he had to wait quite a while longer to collect any of the pension and such. I am not 100% sure about this though.
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    Here is a link a found with a little info
    http://www.1800goguard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1994
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    and another
    http://www.1800goguard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232


    I guess it looks like they DON'T count it. I thought they did, but I know very little about reserves and retirement.
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    Thanks Brandi!
    Its so confusing to know what counts and what does not. He did work on the base (drills and additional duty days)... oh well, better minds than mine will figure this out.
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    Not sure if or how they calculate it, but I know that my 9 yrs of reserve time did not count towards my civil service time, but my active duty does. Sucks, cause I would be half way to retirement if it did! LOL.....
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    I thought they recognized it....huh and I would think there's some special formula for how they recognize it, since it's reserves, not active duty. But they should recognize it I thought?!

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    According to the Navy Reserve website, he earned points everytime he drilled. So confusing... oh well, he is not eligible for a bit.
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    yeah reserve time does not count toward AD retirement. one of the downfalls of reserves no one tells you about


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