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Important Resource Information for Military Retirees/Family Members

Please note: the following links and/or telephone numbers are validated monthly. If you discover a broken link or are unable to connect via telephone, contact the Beale RAO at 530 634-2157. Also, because most listings of Retirement Activities Offices are updated on an annual basis, the Beale RAO is currently identified as Inactive. Listings will reflect the current Active status during the next update.

Resource: Air Force Retiree Services (AFRS) - http://www.retirees.af.mil/

The top level for the Air Force Retiree Services website, HOME is a portal to important resources for military retirees and their family members where they can review current hot topics, stay informed on Air Force News, and find links to:
· Air Force Personnel Center · Retiree News
· The Afterburner · Board for Corrections of Military Records
· MyPers INFO · Voluntary Return to Active Duty
· Air Force Wounded Warrior · Combat-Related Special Compensation
· Foreign Government Employment · Veteran Information

From the HOME page, AFRS offers military retirees information regarding benefits, entitlements, and other programs through links to Fact Sheets, Retiree Activities, Resources, Survivor Benefits, Retirement Pay, and other useful resources.

In addition to contact information for the Air Force Retiree Services, JBSA-Randolph TX, retirees can also access the Air Force through social media on Facebook or Twitter from the HOME page.

Selecting the LIBRARY (www.retirees.af.mil/Library/), military retirees will find one of the most important resources, the Retiree Survivor’s Guide to Benefits. The LIBRARY also contains information on everything from Address Change Procedures, Armed Forces Recreation Centers, Space-Available Travel, and events such as Retiree Appreciation Days and Reunions. Military Retirees can research the Veteran Benefits by State, and also obtain Quick Contact information for activities such as the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Military Records, the Air Force Worldwide Locator, and TRICARE.

Selecting RESOURCES (www.retirees.af.mil/Resources/) from the AFRS menu offers an alternative approach to contact information and an alphabetical listing of various activities, programs, and services.


Resource: Veterans Administration, VA/DoD eBenefits - https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

eBenefits is a service co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. Once a military retiree registers with eBenefits, the retiree will have options to apply for various benefits, manage benefits, and manage health. For example, the National Resource Directory, a menu option from the homepage, is an online partnership for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them.


Resource: milConnect: Benefits and Records for DoD Affiliates - https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milConnect

Military retirees and family members can obtain fast, accurate answers to questions about benefits and records by checking milConnect’s Benefits and Records FAQ first. It’s the most comprehensive and convenient collection on the web of the policies that affect military retirees benefits and records. One useful feature is that milConnect explains when to use other web tools and real-world resources to manage aspects of benefits and records that milConnect does not, and how to access those tools and resources.


Resource: Military Benefits and Resources, Military.com - https://www.military.com/benefits

Military.com is the largest military membership organization, connecting more than 10 million members to benefits, news, resources, discounts, and each other. The site is not an official government site but works closely with government organizations to ensure complete and timely coverage of issues and events that affect its members.


Resource: Benefits – U.S. Department of Defense – https://militarypay.defense.gov/Benefits/

This site offers a detailed description of benefits included under DoD Military Compensation, including: Annuity for Certain Military Surviving Spouses; Former Spouse Protection Act (FSPA); New Retired Benefits Program; and the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP); among other useful links.


Resource: Burial and Survivor Benefits for Veterans/USAGov – https://www.usa.gov

An official U.S. Government site, the USA.gov menu for Military and Veterans leads to information on Military Programs and Benefits; Veterans Education Benefits; Veterans Health Benefits and Issues; Veterans Jobs and Training; Military Records & IDs; Veterans Burial and Survivor Benefits; and Veterans Housing Help.


Resource: Veterans & Military Funeral Honors – Benefits/Military OneSource - https://www.militaryonesource.mil/military-life-cycle/veterans-military-funeral-honors/veterans-benefits

The military life cycle includes post-military life and Military OneSource provides a guide to Educational Opportunities; Health Care and Medical Benefits; Life Insurance; Home Loans and Housing Assistance; Employment Services; Commissary and Exchange, and Military Funeral Honors. Retired military service members, their immediate families and surviving spouses can continue to take advantage of the extensive counseling and support services offered by Military OneSource – for 365 days after transitioning out and some for even longer.


Resource: TRICARE – www.tricare.mil

TRICARE, the Department of Defense’s worldwide health care program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families, offers detailed information with menu options for Plans & Eligibility, Find a Doctor, What’s Covered, Costs, Life Events, and Forms & Claims.

Key Contacts

Please check www.beale.af.mil for the latest information regarding days/hours of operation for base facilities.

Resource: DEERS & ID Cards/9 FSS
Location: 17855 Warren Shingle Road
Contact: Telephone: (530) 634-3187

Resource: Casualty Assistance Representative and Survivor Benefit Plan Manager/9 FSS/FSH
Location: 17800 B St.
Contact: Henry Webb, Jr.
Telephone: (530) 634-3144

Resource: Pharmacy/9 MDG
Location: 15301 Warren Shingle Road
Contact: Telephone: (530) 634-2941

Resource: Commissary/DECA
Location: 17600 25th St., Bldg. 2434
Contacts: Store Director
Telephone: (530) 634-2422, ext. 201
Customer Service Manager
Telephone: (530) 634-2422, ext. 207

Resource: Base Exchange/AAFES
Location: 17600 25th St., Bldg. 2434
Contact: Exchange Manager
Telephone: (530) 788-0221

Monthly Electronic Retiree Account Statement (eRAS)

Retirees, are you staying current with your pay status? The monthly Electronic Retiree Account Statement is a secure and easily accessible way to track your retiree pay details. The eRAS is available only through myPay, the Defense Finance Accounting Service online portal. Once you have created and logged in to your DFAS account, you may set up eRAS delivery. DFAS sends an email indicating your eRAS is ready to view or download. Just log in to your myPay account and retrieve your current eRAS. Getting your eRAS online is safer and more convenient than getting it by mail. eRAS is just one tool available within your myPay account.

Please contact the Beale RAO if you require assistance in applying for a myPay account or switching to eRAS.

Set up your DFAS myPay Account

Open a web browser and enter the following address:

https://mypay.dfas.mil

If you have never created a DFAS myPay account, you will need to request a temporary password. The temporary password is mailed to your address of record. Requesting a temporary password is as easy as clicking the Forgot or need a password link in the Sign In area near the top left corner of the page.

You will probably need to wait for your temporary password to arrive in the mail. Once it does, return to the myPay web site to complete your account creation.

On the right side of the screen, under New User, go to Create your myPay Profile and click the Start here link. Enter your Social Security Account Number and the temporary password you received in the mail from DFAS.

 

Using myPay - https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/manage/mypay/

The most convenient way to view your Retiree Account Statement (RAS) and manage your account is through myPay, the DFAS online account management system. myPay provides faster service, security, accessibility and reliability to all DFAS customers worldwide.

With myPay you can

  • View, print or save your Retiree Account Statement
  • View, print or save your Combat-Related Special Compensation Statement
  • Start, stop or change electronic allotments to financial institutions
  • Change your mailing or e-mail address
  • Make changes to your direct deposit information
  • View, print or save your IRS Form 1099R
  • Turn on your Retiree Newsletter notification
  • Subscribe to the Retiree Newsletter

Here are some myPay options available for Air Force Retirees (options may vary depending on branch of service and retired status.)

 

If you haven’t signed up for a myPay account, get started today. Contact the Beale RAO with any questions or issues.

About

The Beale Retiree Activities Office (RAO), part of the worldwide Air Force Retiree Activities Program (AFI 36-3106), serves military retirees and their family members with:

· Information: Current information as well as changes regarding benefits, entitlements and other programs of interest to the military retired community.

· Services: Support on accessing websites and other resources necessary to apply for services available to military retirees as well as providing follow-up on issues presented by military retirees and their family members.

· Referrals: We maintain an active listing of validated DoD, Air Force, and Beale AFB references for services and programs that affect the military retiree community.

The RAO is completely staffed by volunteers. Our office is located in the lobby of the Civilian Personnel Office, 17855 Warren Shingle Road, Suite 175. However, while Health Protection Condition Charlie is in effect, office visits have been suspended and RAO services are delivered remotely.

Please feel free to contact us, Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at (530)634-2157 or bealerao02@icloud.com.

McClellan RAO Status

The McClellan Park Satellite Retiree Activities Office (RAO) is closed due to COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place protocols and it will not re-open until the Shelter-in-Place order is lifted, or the crisis has ended.

In the interim, retirees and their spouses that normally use the McClellan Park Location may call the Travis AFB RAO for assistance at (707)424-3904/3905. If you live in the vicinity of Marysville/Yuba City, you may call the Beale AFB RAO at (530)634-2157.

Both offices respond to email requests for assistance or information. The Travis RAO can be emailed at raotravis@yahoo.com, the Beale AFB RAO can be emailed at bealerao02@icloud.com.