You can request retirement from your Military Personnel Office when you have 20 years of credible service.
Qualified ARNG personnel retire and begin to draw retired pay at age 60, or any date thereafter that. Due to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, “REDUCED AGE RETIREMENT”, qualified personnel may retire under the age of 60, however not less than 50.
However, eligibility for Tricare will not start until age 60.
Information is available to those within two years of retirement to prepare for life after service in the Armed Forces. Contact the G1 at 304-561-6355 for more details.
FY22 Pre-Retirement Brief Dates & Locations:
- June 10, 2022 at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, WV
- August 12, 2022 at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, WV
Identification (ID) cards reflecting Retired Reserve (without pay) status for the individual and eligible family members will be issued at any ID card-issuing facility upon presentation of NOE and transfer orders to the Retired Reserve (without pay).
The Reservist will receive a DD Form 2 (Red) ID card, while eligible Family members receive the DD Form 1173-1 (Red) ID card.
Entry into the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is essential for proper eligibility verification and future ID card renewal/status changes. Once eligible to receive pay, it will be necessary to report to any ID card-issuing facility in order to receive the DD Form 2 (Blue) ID card and Family members will receive the DD Form 1173-1 (Tan) ID card.
The WVNG hosts a retirement ceremony quarterly at Camp Dawson to honor the service of retiring/retired members. Contact the G1 at 304-561-6355 for more information.
FY22 Retirement Ceremony Dates
- June 11, 2022 at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, WV
- August 13, 2022 at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, WV