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On the Guard side, we are the political football every month. We submit our pay, the unit doesn't have enough pay days in their bucket to pay us, we wait for a CR from the president or congress and we eventually get paid sometimes 2 months later. It's a really really sad state of affairs. I don't see myself doing 20 years. People say the pension and the tricare is worth it, but by the time I'm 60 (27 years from now) I doubt these things will exist in the form that they do today. With their new "blended" retirement which includes a 5% match at least, I'll walk away with something. If given the opportunity before 10 years hits, I'd get out. It's just to much hassle for such little pay and that's not taking into account how much money it takes away from my civilian job.
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