RETIREE APPRECIATION DAY 2014
27 SEPTEMBER 2014
COLE PARK COMMONS
See 2014 Retiree Bulletin (Left side of this page) for more information.
Fort Campbell Retirement Services Office
The Fort Campbell Retirement Services Office mission is to assist the active duty Soldier and his/her Family prepare to transition to civilian life in order to make that move as smooth as possible and to provide information and advice on pay, benefits, and entitlements. We also provide post-retirement services on numerous retirement related issues to retired Soldiers and their Families, in addition to assisting survivors of Soldiers who die on active duty to maximize their survivor benefits.
HOW WE ASSIST YOU
Fort Campbell Retirement Services Office, located at 2577A Screaming Eagle Blvd (ID Card-In/Out Processing Building), consists of the Retirement Services Officer (RSO), Assistant RSO, and a Retirement applications specialist. The office has responsibility for management of the Survivor Benefit Plan program for the Fort Campbell area of responsibility, management of the Retirement Services Program in accordance with AR 600-8-7, administration of the Career Status Bonus (CSB) Program, and is the proponent for Fort Campbell requests for exception to Stop Loss policy. Additionally, the Retirement Services Office publishes an annual Retiree Bulletin to the nearly 25,000 Army Retirees in our area of responsibility, conducts an annual Retiree Appreciation Day, and provides assistance and administrative support to the Fort Campbell Retiree Council, consisting of 18 Retired Soldiers from Tennessee and Kentucky.
YOU MUST BE IN DUTY UNIFORM TO ATTEND ALL BRIEFINGS
There are two mandatory briefings that all Soldiers retiring from the Army must attend: The Pre-retirement briefing and the Survivor Benefit Plan briefing. Both have been combined into one briefing for the convenience of the Soldier and Family members. The briefing is conducted the first and third Thursday of every month in Building 2577A (In/Out Processing) Screaming Eagle Blvd, Room 103A from 1230-1600. Briefings should be attended between the retirement application submission date and 120 days before the retirement date (or start of transition leave). Spouses are strongly encouraged to attend.
Briefing subjects - Retirement Processing, Retired Pay Issues, Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, ID Cards, Employment, Combat Related Special Compensation, Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay, and the Survivor Benefit Plan. Access briefing slides here. Survivor Benefit Plan Briefing. Pre-retirement Briefing.
For more information, contact Ted Faulkner at 270-798-5280 or Steve Hickman at 270-798-3310.
WHAT'S THE STATUS OF MY RETIREMENT APPLICATION?
We at the Retirement Services Office often receive calls from Soldiers concerning the status of their retirement application. Here is some background on the retirement application process timeline. After the retirement application and all required documentation is received by our office they are forwarded to HRC for approval. In most cases this is done within 24 hours. Remember, a heavy volume of requests for information via phone or email causes an increase in the time it takes our office to do our part of the processing. This, in turn, slows the entire process down. A new service has been added to allow Enlisted Soldiers to check the status of their retirement application at HRC by going to the following web site: http://www.hrc.army.mil . Click on the "My Records" portal. Select "Tools" and then "Active Enlisted Rtmt/Sep Status." At present officers do not have this capability.