By selecting the below link you will jump to the U.S. Air
Force retirement estimate form. The following table is
provided to assist Coast Guard personnel in understanding
the acronyms used at the Air Force site.
Date Initially Entered Military Service
Active Duty Base Date
1405 Date - The 1405 Date includes all active service and a certain amount of
in-active reserve service. This date is used as the basis for the multiplier
for retired pay
Date of Rank - Date pinned on current rank
Date Entered Active Duty - Date member began active duty service (for
Approximate Retirement Form only)
DIEMS Date - Date Initially Entered Military Service
Grade - Projected Rank of the member at retirement
Last Name - Last name of member receiving the estimate
Pay Date - Computed pay entry base date.
Projected Retirement Date - Projected date that member is retiring (always the
first of the month)
SBP Base Amount - Amount of Retired Pay on which the annuity and cost are
TAFCS Date - Total Active Federal Commissioned Service Date. Computed date
showing all active duty time as a commissioned officer
TAFMS Date - Total Active Federal Military Service Date. Computed date showing
all active duty time
The Active Duty Base Date, Expected Loss Date and Expected Active Duty Termination Date are shown in Direct Access on the Self-Service > Employee > View > Member Info page. The Pay Entry Base Date and the DIEMS Date are not currently displayed in Direct Access Self Service. Contact your SPO if you do not know your Pay Entry Base Date or DIEMS Date.
Pay Base Date - this determines your longevity for pay.
Active Duty Base Date - this determines when you are eligible for an Active Duty retirement. For Reserve Personnel: This field might be set to 00 00 00, or contain an invalid date since a Reservist can enter/depart AD frequently. Use your Reserve Points Statement to determine eligibility for retirement upon obtaining 20 Satisfactory years of service.
Exp Ad Term Date - this shows your current Active Duty contract expiration date.
Exp Loss Date - this shows the date all contracts expire.