Q. I served 15 years in the Air Force. I started work at the Veterans Affairs Department after that, part time (50 percent) at age 38. I bought back my military time (15 years). When I retire at my minimum retirement age, I will have 34 years, including my military time (19 years FERS part time and 15 yrs active-duty USAF). How will my retirement be calculated?
A. To find out how you annuity will be calculated, go to www.opm.gov/retirement-services/publications-forms/csrsfers-handbook/c055.pdf and scroll to Subchapter 55B.