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.
TRICARE Prime Rollback - Check To See If You Will Lose 'Prime' TRICARE Management Activity has a new online tool for retirees under age 65 and surviving spouses to verify if their Prime network will end Oct. 1, forcing them to use TRICARE Standard.
With the new fiscal year, managed care networks operating beyond 40 miles of military treatment facilities or base closure sites will be halted under next-generation TRICARE support contracts. The change, to impact 171,000 beneficiaries, is intended to cut TRICARE costs for taxpayers. (See complete memorandum HERE.) Tobacco-Free 92nd MDG Treatment Facility Campus Effective Oct. 1, 2012, the 92nd MDG will become a tobacco free campus. The MDG campus includes all outdoor areas (e.g. parking lots, grass areas) with the prohibition including the use of both smoking and non-smoking forms of tobacco. This action is in response to the new AFI 40-102, Tobacco use in the Air Force, and DODI 1010.15, Smoke-Free DOD Facilities. Aligned with this policy is our support of the additional restrictions that must be implemented at Fairchild AFB. (See complete memorandum HERE.)
Yellow Cards The clinic is going away with yellow cards but the Pharmacy will still use the yellow "signature cards" authorizing other people to pick up their medications.
Faxes We have changed our process. Faxes can be picked up next day, but we only start processing once the patient is at the pharmacy and checks-in. We were getting too many faxed in prescriptions that patients were not picking up, so we had to change our policy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Annual Retiree Appreciation Day
The Annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) will be held on June 14, 2013. All retirees and their families are encouraged to attend. The event will be at the Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) Drill Hall from 0800 hrs to 1400 hrs. There will be a briefing by the Base Commander or his representative. Personnel from the 92d Medical Group, Base Exchange, Commissary, Veterans Administration, Eastern Washington Veterans Cemetery and others will be there to talk about their programs and to answer any questions or problems you may have.
The AFRC is located at Bldg 4400, 300 E. Eaker Ave on Fairchild AFB.. When entering the Base through the main gate continue straight on Mitchell Ave to Eaker Ave. which is the second left off of Mitchell Ave. Turn left onto Eaker Ave., go past the airplane park for about 0.8 miles. The AFRC parking lot will be on your right.
There will be cookies and coffee available. Attendees will be on their own for lunch as Club Fairchild has been closed permanently. The BX, The Fun Spot or Burger King will be available for meals.