The U.S. Air Force has introducedÂ a new course on the Blended Retirement System that will help educate the service branch as well asÂ Defense Department leaders on theÂ new initiative.
The Air Force said Monday the BRS courseÂ isÂ available both online and on mobileÂ via Joint Knowledge OnlineÂ and will work to provideÂ military and civilian leaders a working knowledge on the BRS as well as the DoD plan prior to its implementation on Jan. 1, 2018.
“The Air Force has a plan to train personal financial managers and make them available to assist members and spouses on the financial aspects of the current and new retirement systems,” saidÂ Col. Brian Anderson, Air Force headquartersÂ military compensation policy chief.
“In the future, airmen will be able to seek individual information and education from a personal financial expert at their Airman and Family Readiness Center before making a final decision.”
Stand-aloneÂ DVDs on the BRS leader course will also be available for use at remote locations as well as aÂ course available at an alternate website for the servicemen’s family members that do not own a Common Access Card.