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Thursday, April 17, 2014

“SHIFT COLORS” The Newsletter for Navy Retiree’s.. (Good info for Vets as well!)

“I AM DELETING THE POSTS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION THAT HAVE CHANGE OF ADDRESS’S, We do not publish this Magazine.  Please read the .pdf file it lists where to make address changes we have also listed it below.

Need to change your address for Shift Colors?
If you are receiving retirement pay or benefits
from the Navy, you need only contact the Defense
Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) at
1-800-321-1080.

Ask DFAS to update your correspondence
address. The change will automatically update the
Shift Colors database.

If you are a “gray area” retiree (a retired
Reservist not yet receiving retirement pay) call Navy
Personnel Command’s (NPC) Customer Service
Center at 1-866-U-ASKNPC (1-866-827-5672).

Surviving spouses who wish to continue receiving
Shift Colors upon their spouse’s passing should
call the NPC Customer Service Center or write to
Shift Colors at:

Department of the Navy
Shift Colors (PERS 00R)
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055

Be sure to include the
following information:
• Your full name
• Your current address
• Your full Social Security Number
• Your spouse’s full name
• Your spouse’s full SSN

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Shipmates,

I get this mag every quarter and they post it online as well.

I have uploaded it to our server and will continue to do so when I receive them.  There is a lot of good info in here for retiree’s as well as Vet’s..

Take a look

“SHIFT COLORS MAGAZINE”

Da-Chief

Comments

46 Responses to ““SHIFT COLORS” The Newsletter for Navy Retiree’s.. (Good info for Vets as well!)”
  1. James Lappin says:

    I have just relocated and would like to provide Shift Colors with my new address

    AWCS James William Lappi
    4970 Lindsey Drive
    Broomfield, Co 80023

  2. Gery Bastiani says:

    Has anyone heard on what we may see for our retired pay increase for the new year.

  3. John Gee says:

    I heard 5.8% in January.

  4. John Gee says:

    My reply was made on 12-5-08. I have heard 5.8% starting in Jan 2009.

  5. John Gee says:

    Please change my home address to:

    5151 S. San Fernando Ave.
    Sierra Vista, AZ 85650

    Old address:
    5862 Bridgetown Ct.
    Burke, VA 22015

  6. Boats says:

    I have not been getting the Shift colors for over a year for some reason. Please inform me as to start receiving it again. BMC Donald W. Harty USN Ret. Thank you, please respond A S A P

  7. Francisca G Yocum says:

    I would to recive Shift Colors to my address in Costa Rica.
    I am a widow of Luther Woodrow Yocum 441-09-3501

    My name is:
    Francisca G. Yocum

  8. Francisca G Yocum says:

    My adrress in Costa Rica is:
    P.O.BOX 428-1100 TIBAS
    SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
    CENTRO AMERICA.
    I would like to recive Shift Colors Magazine.
    Francisca G. Yocum 441-09-3501

  9. Francisca G Yocum says:

    I would to recive Shift Colors to my address in Costa Rica.
    I am a widow of Luther Woodrow Yocum 441-09-3501

    My name is:
    Francisca G. Yocum

  10. Francisca G Yocum says:

    My adrress in Costa Rica is:
    P.O.BOX 428-1100 TIBAS
    SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
    CENTRO AMERICA.
    I would like to recive Shift Colors Magazine.
    Francisca G. Yocum 441-09-3501

  11. Hayden L. Clevenger says:

    The last issue received was properly addressed, but I have had none for a couple of years. Is the newsletter still available by postal mail? Hayden L. Clevenger, USN Ret., 2720 Eastbrook, Lakeland FL 33811

  12. Da-Chief says:

    Good Question Sir.. I am about to post the spring edition of Shift Colors.

    I have my own views on the new Health Care Plan, but would not want to guess as to what finally goes through congress.

  13. Philip Esbensen, CDR USNR RET. says:

    I'm currently enrolled in Tri Care for Life. Will Obama's health care have any effects?

  14. pat lackey says:

    i'm in lake jackson texas. need new id card for wife. i'm retired navy

  15. jerryparchuleta says:

    Are you still sending news letters in the mail? If so, I have not received any newsletters in over a year. My address is: 5941 108th Avenue, Westminster, Colorado 80020, my old address was: 155 cedar road, Evergreen, Colorado 80439. The name is: Jerry P. Archuleta USN Retired.

  16. Da-Chief says:

    We are not the folks who send out shift colors, I will look for the most current issue though tonight and put it up for everyone.
    Sorry,
    D/C

  17. CHUCK STARK says:

    IN THE SUMMER ISSUE 2008 YOU HAD A STORY ABOUT THE START OF E-8 AND E-9'S. I WAS WORKING THE ADMISSION UNIT AT USNH BREMERTON AT THAT TIME SETTING PEOPLE UP FOR THEIR PHYSICALS. THE OFFICE HAD A DUTCH DOOR AND ONE MORNING I HAD THE BOTTOM CLOSED WHEN I HEARD SOMEONE COUGH AND I TURNED TO SEE A MAN WITH A STAR ON HIS COLLAR. NOW HAVING NEVER SEEN A SENIOR OR MASTER CHIEF I DID HEAR THAT THEY HAD ONE OR TWO STARS. SO I SAID, “BE RIGHT WITH YOU SENIOR CHIEF”. FINISHED MY TYPING AND TURNED TO SEE A BGEN IN THE USMC. YIPES, ME A HN. HE SAID THAT IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE CALLED A CHIEF.

  18. edwardfdean says:

    I have not recieved the shift colors since summer 2008. Is it still published? how do I continue to recieve it.Don't tell me to call 1-800 321 1080. I called that number and spent five minutes on the phone listening to a machine tell me to select numbers.Ten I finally talked to some one and they said they didn't have a clue.Goverment brushoff? If the news letter is still being sent to retires I would like to get it . Thank You Edward Dean

  19. Dorothea Anderson says:

    I was told that Shift colors was only on line but you have a note telling us to write if a spouse
    wants to receive the Shift colors.

  20. David L. Baxter says:

    As a military retiree I did not get a COLA this year however, as usual, the retiree Delta Dental went up (like it does every year). Consequently, my military retired pay went DOWN by $20.00. How long is this going to happen before your “retired section” addresses this issfue. It is evident that VA compensation and active duty pay is going to keep going up and Social Security and retired military recipients are being put out to pasture.

  21. theodorelynn says:

    please bring back shift colors mail to us willing to pay for it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Anonymous says:

    I HAVE NOT RECEVED A COPPY OF SHIFT COLORS SENDE SPRING OF 2005.rnHOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING IT SENT TO ME IN HARD COPPY FORM.rnTHALES L. HUNSAKER BMCS SW RET.rn414 VELMA ST.rnGRANDVIEW WA 98930rn

  23. Dave says:

    For 2010 no cola, but a pay cut instead. WTF!

  24. richhurst says:

    I am trying to get on the email for shift colors. No luck.

  25. richardprudhommesm1usnretired says:

    I Haven't received a shift colors in a long time. My address hasn't changed. I still live in Winger, MN.

  26. leogeraldjohnson says:

    I was on your website looking for updates on the Shift Colors Magazine cause I haven't received one since the Summer of 2008 and I noticed that the magazine that you have posted there is the same as I have .Summer of 2008.

  27. WmRisOK says:

    I, too, was searching for inclusion into the Shift Colors magazine, which I stopped receiving in the mid-2000s after retiring in 1986. So thank you for this unexpected service. I tried to access both the Shift Colors and the Retired Afgfairs Office links from the Navy Meidicine and Navy Knowledge Online sites, but I kept receiving a Dile Not Found error, so I will access through MyPaym as you recommended.

    I also was an HM for 20 years, serving 14 of them with various USMC units, including the 3MD in RVN in 1968. My NECs included Lab Asst Tech and Preventive Medicine Tech.

    Again, I appreciate your service.
    william

  28. Harry D Johnson Sr says:

    I retired in July 1995. Where can I get an official copy of my medical record. I believe that the copy the VA have is not a full copy. My e-mail address is as follows:

    hjmaine@hotmail.com

  29. Larry J. Peacock (USN Ret) says:

    Shift Colors used to have a section for looking for shipmates we served with. What happen to this section & what is the chance of you brining it back? E-mail address is xryverrhat@bellsouth.net.
    Thank You,
    Larry J Peacock (USN Ret)

  30. j. Stevenson says:

    how can I also receive shift colors in the mail? John Stevenson retired Dental tech. usn.

  31. Charles Sexton says:

    I want to help you avoid waiting in line renewing your ID Card. I am the Assistant Program Manager for the “ICAT 21″ ID Card Facilities. Pass the word. nID CARD EXPIRING? SCHEDULE YOUR APPT AT http://APPOINTMENTS.CAC.NAVY.MIL/ AND AVOID LONG WAIT TIMES. http://APPOINTMENTS.CAC.NAVY.MIL/nnV/r,nChuck Sextonncharles.sexton@navy.mil

  32. Da_Chief says:

    Thanks Chuck!! I would also let folks know, do “NOT” give your SSN out to anyone online unless it is a APPROVED site. be very careful doing so. I know the Navy Appt site does not ask for it.

  33. Joiner Wilbur says:

    I have not gotten a shift colors in 3 to 4 year and like to start getting it again the name and address is HTC RET Wilbur l Joiner 122 game cock trail prosperity sc 29127

  34. Nmere71512 says:

    I have not received Shiftcolors in over a year?   What happened?  I have made the change of address for my retired pay, IRS,Social Security, DEERS, TRiCARE, and the VA.  Still no Shift? 

  35. Rcintoledo says:

    I would like to begin receiving the Shiftcolors informative magazine again. Below is my permanent address:

    Ronald Cole QMCS Ret.
    675 El Centro St.
    Longboat Key Fl. 34228 

    Thank you. 

  36. David says:

    FYI:  Shift Colors no longer prints or mails out new additions. They can now only be viewed online at this URL: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/Publications/ShiftColors/Pages/default.aspx

    Of course the latest Fall 2011 addition has nothing to say about proposed cuts in benefits.

  37. Doccapaul says:

    The Master Chief of the Navy  “Rick West”  Was he a corpsman to start with?  I knew a rick West at Camppendleton.  doccapaul@yahoo,com
    @yahoo:disqus 

  38. CDR Harold Sternberg says:

    The e-mail address in the fall 2011 print edition of Shift Colors for signing up for e-mail delivery does not work (MILL_ShiftColors@navy.mil). Pls advise how to sign up. …..hstern2105@roadrunner.com

  39. Elmer Leroy Kenner says:

    E-mail address don’t work.
    Want to subscribe to e-mail edition of shift colors.,
    Elmer Leroy Kenner, QMC USN, Ret.
    Svc#373-39-17

  40. David H. Belding says:

    I would like to receive the news letter on line. My e-mail adress is dbelding1@sc.rr.com

  41. Charlesclark16 says:

    i would like to receive on line my e mail address is charlesclark16@att.net

  42. EOCS Neal L Gay retired says:

    I would like to receive the news letter online,my email is nealgay@homail.com

  43. Reederr72 says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE THE NEWS LETTER ONLINE, MY E-MAIL IS reederr72@gmail.com

  44. Fkensinger says:

    redsinger i need to get this news letter so i can learn how to get on line with tricare i retired in the philippines and i never thought it would be this hard to get in touch with them they post too much stuff that you can’t use and how do i get a pin number to access  deers fkensinger@yahoo.com thank you frank

  45. Herb Ladley, Capt USN (Ret) says:

    by moving the news letter to the computer you have effectively removed most retirees from any connection witsh the navy. H. Ladley Capt USN (Ret)

  46. arthur,washington says:

    I would like to received information from shift colors.I have not received
    any information in years.What happen?Please keep me inform about updated in-
    formation.Thanks.