Another Stripe, now what?

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  1. AF Guy N Paradise

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    I just found out that I made another stripe. If I choose to accept it, I will owe the Air Force another 2 or 3 years. Should I stay or should I go is the next question I must answer within the next 10 days. It feels great serving this country, but I was really feeling good about the possibility of retiring and start a new life as a civilian...
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

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    Congratulations AF Guy! Good luck with your decision.


    And thanks for your service! :applause:
     
  3. Benjamin

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    WOW! Retiring after 20 years at 38? I can’t really say what you should do, BUT, I will point out that you said you were feeling good about starting a new civilian life. A big change for you, should you make that decision, I’m sure. A stripe? Boy, I don’t know; what do they make those things out of anyway? Just kidding, congratulations, I hope you much happiness and success. :thumbs:
     
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    That is quite an exciting period of time to be going through, either choice is positive. It is hard to give others advice. All I can say is seek God's will. From my mortal and imperfect perspective, once I was in a similar situation. My first enlistment was over in the Navy, and they offered about $10K to reenlist. I took the money and stayed the second term, and went no further. My point is this. If you want to stay in the Air Force, stay in the Air Force because you enjoy the job and believe in what you are doing, not because of money or any other reason. The money is nice if that is where God wants you.

    God bless you in all your decisions.
     
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    Hello,

    First off, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY!

    Second, I'll be praying for you as you seek God's will on this matter.

    Third, D.L. Moody once said something to the effect of, "If God has called you to be a missionary, don't stoop to be a king." Go where you can best serve the Lord.

    God bless you and please let us know your decision!
     
  6. AF Guy N Paradise

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    Thanks for all of the kind words and inputs.

    I am leaning towards staying in, but not 100% official yet since I have about 10 days to make the decision.
     
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    AF I echo all the thank yous for serving our country!

    I am sure the Lord will show you what He wants at this stage of your life.

    God bless (even to a UK Fan :) )
     
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    Update:

    I decided to accept the stripe and I put it on officially 1 Nov 06. I will then serve two more years and retire 1 Nov 08 at the age of 40.

    Thanks for the kind words and prayers.
     
  9. TomMann

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    Congrats from an ole Navy Chief. At the 20 year mark I faced retiring or staying. I stayed six more years and picked up my last promotion to E-7 shortly thereafter. Staying that six more years took my retirement pay from approx $900 per month to over $1600. Truthfully the only reason I got out at 26 years was the Clinton era cutbacks.

    The deciding factor in whether you stay or go should always be "Do I enjoy what I am doing?" If the answer is yes, stay. If the answer is no, go find what ya like to do and do it, and do it well......
     
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    Me, too. Thank you for serving our country. I pray God will show you the path you are to take.

    Blessings on you,
    Lady Eagle
     
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    Congratulations!

     

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