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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
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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.
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Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

18401 East A-Basin Ave
Buckley AFB, CO 80011

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.

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