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No, you would not have been entitled to Tricare because your marriage did not overlap enough military service. You marriage has to have overlapped at least 15 years of military service to be entitled to just one year of continuing coverage. To be entitled to more, you have to have been married over 20 years of military service.
You would be able to get a continuing coverage, like COBRA, but you will not retain Tricare and cannot, because you can't reach the necessary "marriage/military overlap" now that he has retired.
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