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How much will I receive after I retire from the military?

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Question: How much will I receive after I retire from the military?
Answer: Active duty military members can retire after 20 years of active duty military service. In exchange, they receive military retirement pay for life. How much retirement pay a member receives is based on years of service, and rank.

For complete details about the Military Retirement System, see the article, Understanding Military Retirement Pay.

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