Originally Posted by snccoulter
Thanks for the input. I am actually an E-6 I just missed 7 this year by a few points wish they were giving it away like E-5.. I have already spoken with the VA and will be setting up all my apointment here next week. I really want to get ahead of all the paperwork and junk as soon as possiable.
I have 12 years in and am also and E-6 (Army)
I have put a few troops out on med boards, most of them had less than 10 years so all they were given was the "one time payment" it was rather sad but it was far better than the alternative of a bar to reenlist and told to wait out their contract( I have done that too).
I too have a VA rating for arthritis in the back and shoulders and a few other things.
The sleep apnea thing is one that I do not want to state having, deployments are a way of life for the army.
I do feel that you will fair really well. Good news it will free up lots of time for brewing !! and E-6 base pay with free medical for the rest of you life is not a bad parting gift at all. Being a retiree you can still contribute to your TSP (if you use it)