BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) --
Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center released a web-based application April 29 enabling retired Guard and Reserve Airmen to more easily apply for retirement pay and benefits.
Retirees approaching age 60, or those that qualify for a reduced retired pay age, or RRPA, will no longer need to mail their DD Form 2656 and ARPC Form 83 for their retirement pay and benefits.
Applicants using the web-based application will be guided through the process, allowing them to only input relevant information, and reducing the number of incomplete or inaccurate applications submitted to headquarters ARPC.
HQ ARPC also released a how-to video to help retirees better understand the new process. Retirees who are unable to access the video can also see the step by step process here.