Originally Posted by sluggo33
Thank you for your service. I retired with 22 years active duty in the Air Force...civilian world is a whole lot different than the military. It was a big adjustment for me. Also that extra retirement I have been getting since I was 39 years old in 1993 sure makes it nice. Think hard about getting out and the retirement. I don't know how old you are but I found that after the first 10 years the second 12 went by in a flash. Other than that what are your skills? MOS? If you are in a technical field it's a plus. Also if you haven't done so already get a college education on Uncle Sam. Hope this helps.
I too am retired AF and I second EVERYTHING Sluggo had to say. It's scary how quickly the second 10 years went by and I do miss it (there was tremendous job satisfaction dropping 2000 lb'rs on towellheads). The civilian world can be nerve racking -- there's no such thing as job security. Also "burnout" happens in the civilian world much quicker IMO. Of all of the things I've accomplished in my life, being able to say that I put in "20 years" is the one I'm most proud of. Hang in there.