Contact Us

Phone: 720-847-6693 or
1-866-439-2987

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Address
 18401 East A-Basin Ave
 Buckley AFB, CO 80011

About

Buckley Retiree Activities Office

Buckley Retiree Activities Office
The Retiree Activities Office is the base-level component of the Air Force Retiree Council. The RAO at Buckley Air Force Base provides a liaison between the active duty elements at Buckley and the retiree communities of all branches of the armed forces.

The Buckley Retiree Activities Office is currently located with the Military Personnel Flight in Bldg. 606. Their phone number is 720-847-6693.

The RAO Director is continually recruiting dedicated personnel with a military background who would like to join our staff of those of us who are "Still Serving".

Click here to visit the Air Force Retiree Activities Program website at www.retirees.af.mil.

Reporting a Retiree Death

Reporting a retiree's death

Surviving family members of retired Air Force personnel residing in the United States may report the death of a member, and receive personal assistance in applying for eligible benefits on their behalf by contacting: 

  • The Casualty Assistance Representative (CAR) at the nearest Air Force Base Military Personnel Flight, Customer Service.
  • Buckley's CAR phone number at 720-847-6946.
  • Headquarters, Air Force Personnel Center toll-free at 1-877-353-6807. This system will connect your phone call directly to the CAR that will assist you. Voice mail is available after duty hours. Family members who leave a message will be called back the next duty day
  • DFAS-Cleveland at their toll-free number 1-800-269-5170
  • The nearest U.S. embassy or Consulate for overseas families
     NOTE: If telephone notification is impossible, you may send the information to HQ AFPC/DPWCS, 550 C Street West, Suite 14, Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4716. Enclose a copy of the death certificate and the information below. This information will be forwarded to the CAR nearest you for them to assist you.

Please have the following information available when making the notification

  • Retiree's full name, grade, Social Security number, date of retirement
  • Date and place (city and state) of death
  • Cause (layman's terms) of death
  • Name, relationship, phone number, and address of the next of kin
  • Date and place of funeral, if known (General officers only)

Steps to take after a retiree death

Air Force Retiree Mortuary Plan

RAO Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at the RAO
The Retiree Activities Office encourages retirees, spouses and annuitants to volunteer to support the active and retired communities. Please fill out the application form below and return it to the office or call 720-847-9213 or 1-866-439-2987 and chat with the director.

RAO Volunteer Application

RAO Committees
The RAO has representatives on several base-affiliated committees.

VA Benefits Advisors

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As 2016 comes move forward, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reflecting on the impact that VA Benefits Advisors have made in the lives of transitioning Servicemembers, Veterans, and their family members. As part of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), more than 300 VA Benefits Advisors are stationed at more than 280 military installations around the world. VA Benefits Advisors conduct the mandatory VA Benefits I and II Briefings and the Career Technical Training Track, a two-day workshop that helps Servicemembers identify civilian occupations, establish career goals, and begin applying for credentials and technical training. In addition, VA Benefits Advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one to answer questions about VA benefits, eligibility requirements, and application processes. Almost all VA Benefits Advisors are Veterans or military spouses themselves. They understand the unique needs of Servicemembers and Veterans and can relate to many of the challenges they may face after returning to civilian life. Through November, VA Benefits Advisors have helped more than 178,000 transitioning Servicemembers, Veterans, and family members this year. As one Servicemember put it, “My advisor’s knowledge was undeniably thorough, and he kept the class entertained and engaged. He was really down to earth, and I can’t wait to schedule my appointment with him to discuss some of the topics in more depth so I can figure out which benefits are best for me.” During one-on-one sessions this year, Benefits Advisors helped Servicemembers research how to maximize their VA benefits and register on eBenefits, VA’s online application portal. They showed compassion to Veterans who experienced a death in the family and needed to quickly submit the correct paperwork during a difficult time. They worked with homeless Veterans to find housing resources, and they helped transitioning Servicemembers use the Veterans Employment Center™ to begin the search for a civilian career. Don’t wait to take advantage of your VA Benefits Advisors’ knowledge and expertise. You can talk to your advisor in person or on the phone to discuss your specific questions and concerns. Call 720-847-4838 to talk to a Benefits Advisor at Buckley AFB, or visit the office at Bldg 606 Room 106 18401 East A-Basin Ave between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.