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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-Indianapolis Customer Service at their toll-free number 1-888-332-7411
  • 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

Military/Retiree Support Organizations & Online News

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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.

RAO Volunteer Application

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

Travel and Lodging

  Installation Lodging

   Air Force Lodging (DoD Wide)                                     

   Army Lodging                                                      

   Coast Guard Lodging   

   Marine Lodging 

   Navy Lodging                                                              

 

  Morale, Welfare & Recreation Sites (MWR)

   Rocky Mountain Blue (Keystone Resort, CO)

   Bellows Air Force Station (Waimanalo Bay, HI)

   Fort Sam Houston Recreation Area (Canyon Lake, TX)

   Killauea Military Camp (Big Island,HI)

   Hale Koa Hotel (Honolulu,HI)

   Dragon Hill Lodge (Seoul, Korea)

   Edelweiss Lodge & Resort (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GE)

   Shades of Green (Disney World, FL)

 

VA Benefits Advisors

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is concerned about the stressful impact that the transition from military to civilian life has on servicemembers and their families. The VA has made it a part of its mission to ensure servicemembers their families, retirees and veterans are aware of the VA benefits which are available. Through Benefits Advisors, servicemembers their families, retirees and veterans have access to resources and information about VA benefits. In partnership with the Department of Defense the VA provides Benefits Advisors to assist servicemembers and their families with their transition. As part of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), the VA has more than 300 VA Benefits Advisors stationed at more than 280 military installations around the world. VA Benefits Advisors conduct the mandatory VA Benefits I and II Briefings and are available for one-on one appointments to assist transitioning servicemembers, retirees, veterans and their families. In addition, VA Benefits Advisors are also available to meet to answer questions about VA benefits, eligibility requirements, and application processes. Many of the VA Benefits Advisors are Veterans or military spouses themselves. They understand the unique needs of retirees and veterans and can relate to many of the challenges servicemembers may face upon returning to civilian life. 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 VA questions and concerns. Just call 720-847-4838 to talk to a Benefits Advisor at Buckley AFB or visit the office at Bldg 606 Room 106A at 18401 East A-Basin Ave between 8:00 am and 430 pm. Choose VA!

Contacts:

Irwin.zucker@recruitveterans.com

William.veck@recruitveterans.com

Tyrone.groce@recruitveterans.com


 


Contact Us

Help Desk: 720-847-6693
Director: 720-847-9213

Hours of Operation
Monday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Address
460 SW/CVR, 18401 East A-Basin Ave, Stop 95, 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 in Room 164 of Bldg. 606, across from TMO desk. Their “Help Desk” 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.

Survivor Assistance

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