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:
Please have the following information available when making the notification
Steps to take after a retiree death
Air Force Retiree Mortuary Plan
Military/Retiree Support Organizations
National Military Support Coalition
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Military/Retiree Online News
Army Echoes - Retiree Newsletter
Air Force Afterburner - Retiree Newsletter
Navy Shift Colors - Retiree Newsletter
Marine MCCS - Retiree Newsletter
Military Pay DFAS - Retiree Newsletter
Air Force Times
Air Force News
Stars & Stripes
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
The RAO has representatives on several base-affiliated committees.
Retiree Coffee Social
Military Officers Association of America
Retired Enlisted Association
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Disabled American Veterans
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Air Force Lodging (DoD Wide)
Coast Guard 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)
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!
Help Desk: 720-847-6693
Hours of Operation
Monday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
460 SW/CVR, 18401 East A-Basin Ave, Stop 95, 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 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.
Army Survivors Assistance
Air Force Survivors Assistance
Navy - Marines Survivors Assistance
Coast Guard Survivors Assistance
Military Veterans Survivor Information
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