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Immediate Release

Blended Retirement System Leader Course Media Invitation Announced

May 31, 2016

The Department of Defense will allocate seats for news media in Pentagon room 2E984 at 12 p.m. on June 1, to cover the release of the first training course developed to broadly educate military leaders and installation financial readiness stakeholders on the new Blended Retirement System under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.  Subsequent training courses over the next 18 months will prepare the totality of our 2.1M Uniform Service members and their families for the official launch of the new Blended Retirement System on Jan. 1, 2018.


Media desiring to observe the release should send their requests via email to  All requests must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT, May 31. Media members should submit their names, positions, sponsoring organization and contact information to the above email address.


Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. If arriving by Metro, please contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival, and plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes before the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.