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PDBR Approved! What next?

Trapper

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I got out of the Marine Corps in August 2006. I filed for PDBR correction in August of 2018. In October 2020 I received my answer and that my separation was going to be changed to a medical retirement. In June 2021, I received my Retirement Package from the Marine Corps and a letter saying to fill out a DD2656 form for DFAS. I did that and emailed it back to MMSR-4. I am sure they are backed up and I will not hear back from them saying they received my paperwork.

My question now is what do I do now? I sure would like to get the ball rolling on how I can go about getting enrolled in DEERS and how to get my blue ID card. I live in Colorado Springs 5 minutes from Peterson Space Force Base (Its now Space Force and not Air Force) and Fort Carson. I do not see a lot of Marine posts on here so I do not know if my process is different than the Navy or what I should do.

When I got my Retirement Package in June, I received 2 letters (Attached) and it does not offer much advice. I did in fact call MMSR-6 concerning benefits and I only got a private that said they could not help me since nothing in their system stated that I was retired now.


Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


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Trapper

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Have you called DFAS?
No I have not. Will they be able to point me in the right direction regarding changing my DD214 and ID cards and everything? Plus I just looked at their website, there are a ton of phone numbers listed. Any specific section you recommend I calling first?

Thank you!
 

chaplaincharlie

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If you record has or has not been updated to retired, they should be able to tell you. If not, then you need to call your service's personnel section.
 

kerry6

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Try calling #7 of your first letter - the Marine Corps wounded Warrior Call Center....
 
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