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Retiree Activities Office

Retiree Activities Office
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The Retiree Activities Office (RAO) acts as an interface between the active duty and retired communities. It keep retirees and their loved ones informed on matters related to their military status. It provides important information and vital services on issues regarding TRICARE, military ID cards, Survivor benefits, Death Reporting and much more.

The RAO also maintains a list of phone numbers, websites and e-mail addresses to assist retirees in their military affiliated endeavors.
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Defence Finance and Accounting Center
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- Thrift Savings Plan
- Leave and Earnings Statements

National Personnel Records Center
- Obtain Copies of Military Records
- Replace Awards and Decorations
- National Archives Locations by State
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ID CARD online Appointments now available
Fairchild AFB now has an online Appointment Scheduler available for renewing ID cards. Click here for more details.

The Patient's Role in Patient Care
When it comes to health care, many perceive doctors as having the final word when it comes to managing their patients' care. Although doctors and other health professionals play a major role, each individual is ultimately responsible for getting the care they need.

Read more at: TRICARE Patient Care
tabAnnual Retiree Appreciation Day  
Fairchild AFB RAO sponsors an annual Retiree Appreciation Day. The usual activities include a Health Fair including flu shots (when available), information tables with representatives from veterans service organizations, government agencies such as the Social Security Administration, TRICARE, the Exchange and the Base Medical Clinic. The program also includes a series of speakers presenting topics of interest to the military retirees.

The next RAD will be held Sept. 5, 2014, at the Red Morgan Event Center (formerly the Fairchild Club). Registration will start at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m.
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Still Serving Semper Fidelis
Afterburner Retiree's News
Echoes Coast Guard NW Council
Shift Colors http://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/newsevents/newsletter.html

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The base RAO is located at 7 W Arnold St, Bldg 2040, Suite 109. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Phone:  (509) 247-5359
Email:  rao.fairchild@us.af.mil    

The Satellite RAO is located at 825 Jadwin Ave, Room 138 in Richland, Wash. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday thru Friday

Phone:  (509) 376-7588
Email:    military_rao@rl.gov

If you would like to receive updates from the RAO about current issues or upcoming events/activities for retirees send an email  with "ADD" in the subject line.

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