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FedCivServ  
#1 Posted : Monday, January 07, 2019 8:13:21 AM(UTC)

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i'm within 2 weeks of retiring and am starting to think of some really interesting things! Like, when i get my retired civilian ID will it still have my same DoD ID number so i can continue to get TSA precheck using my ID at the airport? Anyone who knows the answer i'd appreciate it so i know if i need to go get an official "paid for" TSA Precheck card now! thanks!
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, January 09, 2019 12:26:05 PM(UTC)
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My retired military ID has the same number as when active. The number is no longer good for the pre-check benefit. I retired in '16 and haven't had the precheck on a boarding pass since. Thinking about paying the $85.
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That's interesting. the number is in the system for all my airline accounts... so i wonder how they would know that i'm retired? did something happen to your accounts that they no longer had that number in the system? i just am not sure how American Airlines for example would know i retired... thanks for the input!
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, January 09, 2019 3:13:03 PM(UTC)
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When you check in, the airline runs your pre-check number to TSA -- you only get pre-check on your boarding pass if TSA sends back an okay.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:22:17 PM(UTC)
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I am curious as to why you would have an ID card in retirement?

Is this agency specific?

I have never heard a retired postal employee talk about an ID card. In fact, management is not concerned that an ID card is expired.
Learn to discipline yourself, so someone else doesn't have to
Citrine  
#6 Posted : Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:13:16 PM(UTC)
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from what I've read, it is a DoD thing.
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#7 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2019 9:11:56 AM(UTC)

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Yeah, DoD.

CAC (Common Access Card).
Military, Civilian, and certain Contractors are issued.
It has bar codes and an integrated chip.

When Military or Civilians retire they are issued a Retired CAC.
Still has the bar codes but there is no integrated chip.

The bar code is something a gate guard can scan for site access to the gym or maybe the PX.
But without the integrated chip you can't stick the card in a computer and start stealing secrets.
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#8 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2019 9:15:41 AM(UTC)

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Thanks ji_ for that explantion. it makes sense. i guess i'd better haul myself down to get a 'civilian' TSA precheck... i have gotten used to the no line thing! And yes DoD gives retired ID cards if you ask for them.
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