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. 


Retiree Appreciation Day

The Retiree Activities Office (RAO) at Fairchild Air Force Base hosts a Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) every year.  All retiree and their families are encouraged to attend.  The event usually includes 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 with information about their programs.  They also can an answer questions and provide assistance with any problems you may have.  Based on availability there may be blood pressure checks and mammograms.

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Contact Us

Fairchild's RAO is located at 7 W Arnold St, Bldg 2040, Suite C2A. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Phone:  (509) 247-5359



Volunteers Wanted

The Fairchild AFB Retiree Activities Office is looking for volunteers.  Military retiree volunteers, their spouses and survivors staff the RAO desk. Our hours of operation are 0900 to 1400 hours Monday through Friday.  Volunteers assist retirees with several actions including serving as an information center for space-available travel, TriCare and base services, offering referrals for financial assistance, pay matters, and providing literature on retirement issues. You can volunteer for one day a month or as many days as you like. Working with your fellow retirees can be an enjoyable experience. It is a satisfying feeling knowing that you have helped a fellow retiree or survivor with their needs and problems. It is also great to get together and rub elbows with fellow retirees and their spouses all working together to help the local retired military community. For additional information about volunteering stop by and check us out or call(509) 247-5359 or e-mail us.

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