Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA)
The Army has ended the Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) program. Service members eligible for TERA must have submitted a request through their chain of command by January 15, 2018 for early retirement consideration. The authority to approve TERA was terminated on February 28, 2018.
The FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Public Law 112-81, enacted 31 December 2011, authorized the military services to offer early retirement to Service members who have completed at least 15 years of active service. This is a discretionary authority and not an entitlement. The Army has elected to use this limited program as part of a comprehensive force management strategy to shape the force. It does not apply to Service members of the Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve.
WASHINGTON, January 19, 2021 - Soldiers living in barracks and other non-privatized Army housing are now able to file and track maintenance orders from the convenience of their smartphones using one uniform system.
WIESBADEN, Germany, January 19, 2021 - COVID rules in Germany seem to be ever-changing and never-ending. The rules that were implemented Dec. 16 and were in effect until Jan. 10 were extended to Jan. 31 and additional stricter measures were implemented.