Not sure if anyone here was in the Reserve, but I'm about to enter my final year and I'm not doing a day over 20.

Here's something else I want to take a stab at: as all Reservists know, you only need to earn a minimum of 50 points in order to have a "good" year. I can easily do that with one annual tour and three UTA weekends.

That being said, once I enter my new retention year - which is only one month after my 19 year mark, is it possible to just get my 50 points and sit out the rest of the year until my approved retirement date?

I know that, in theory, I could simply request excused absences for the rest of the year.

I suppose that what I'm really asking is whether or not this is a "normal" thing in practice.

Does anyone know?