Today, 20 years ago, I started work with the National Weather Service. I was an meteorological intern (GS-5) at NWS Jackson, KY. A year and half later, I got hired and transferred north to NWS Gaylord, MI. I’ve been here ever since (now a GS-12 step 9). For those that saw my 20 year award last August, that was 20 years of government service, which factors in my active duty time in the U.S. Navy. I can retire when I’m 62, so in 10 years.