Q. I retired from the Air Force with 25 years of service and am collecting an active duty (Title 10) military pension. I also have a service-connected Veterans Affairs disability for time served in Iraq. Currently, I am working for the U.S. Postal Service and contributing toward a FERS retirement. Can I buy back my active duty time for my FERS retirement? If so, can collect two pensions: FERS and Title 10?
A. No, you can’t. To get credit for your active duty service in your civilian annuity computation, you’ll have to make a deposit for that time and – at retirement – waive your military retired pay.