Always happy to meet a fellow Fed...welcome! I'm not too far behind you, I'll turn 50 this January, so I'm feeling like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm assuming you're a CSRSer as well, since you're going out at 55/30. When I'm 55, I'll have just shy of 36 years and am really driving my wife crazy with all my retirement talk.
I'd like to know, just out of curiosity, whether you took advantage of the TSP to any extent? Of course I know we don't get any matching money, but I'm still happy to get the tax breaks, and if the stock market gods smile on me, I should be at least able to nicely supplement my pension from my TSP portfolio. I'm also an Air Force reservist, and will have a pension from that as well that kicks in at age 60. Well, get comfy and browse around, you'll definitely get some interesting conversation in this place. There are a fairly sizeable number of "us" Feds around here, so in that regard your definitely among friends! Lot's of cool folks populate this board, which I'm sure you already know if you've been lurking. Take care.