The new 2021 US Army Retired Soldier Handbook is now available! The handbook outlines military status after retirement, discusses retirement benefits and privileges, and provides other information, which may be helpful to retired soldiers and their families.
You didn’t stop being a soldier just because you retired from the Army. Your mission has changed, but your duty has not. No longer do you train and deploy to fight and win the nation’s wars. But the Army and the nation still need you. As a retired soldier, your mission is to HIRE and INSPIRE. They need you
to help veterans get jobs and to inspire America’s youth to serve in the military as you did. When you talk to your friends, coworkers, and neighbors about your Army career, you dispel the myths they have about veterans and inspire them to trust and support the Army.
To influence Americans, you should remain connected to the Army and familiar with ongoing changes, challenges, and improvements. Three good ways to stay connected to the Army are reading Army Echoes (see para 1-5 in this guide), familiarizing yourself with the resources available on the Soldier for
Life website at soldierforlife.army.mil, and MyArmyBenefits website at myarmybenefits.us.army.mil.
There are so many ways you can continue to serve on or away from post. Please contact your Army Retirement Services Officer or installation volunteer coordinator to become involved in a way that works best for you.
Download the 2021 US Army Retired Soldier Handbook here.