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Beale Retiree Activities Office

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.

Sources

Please note: The Beale RAO validates the following links and/or telephone numbers monthly. If you discover a broken link or are unable to connect via telephone, please contact the Beale RAO at 530 634-2157.


Air Force Retiree Services (AFRS) — https://www.retirees.af.mil

THE HOME PAGE

Select HOME on the AFRS website for a portal to important resources regarding current hot topics, the latest from Air Force News, and links to:

  • Air Force Personnel Center
  • Retiree News
  • The Afterburner
  • Board for Corrections of Military Records
  • MyPers INFO
  •  Retiree News
  • Veteran Information
  • Voluntary Return to Active Duty
  • Air Force Wounded Warrior
  • Combat-Related Special Compensation
  • Foreign Government Employment

The HOME page contains particulars about 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, retirees can also access the Air Force through social media on Facebook and Twitter from the HOME page.

LIBRARY

On the LIBRARY page (www.retirees.af.mil/Library/), military retirees will find one of the most important resources, the Retiree Survivor’s Guide to Benefits. The Guide offers detailed information about the various benefits available to military retirees and their families. The LIBRARY also contains guidance 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, and Air Force Worldwide Locator, and TRICARE.

RESOURCES

The RESOURCES page (www.retirees.af.mil/Resources/) offers an alternative approach to contact information, as well as an alphabetical listing of various activities, programs, and services.


DFAS — https://dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/manage/mypay/

myPay

Log into myPay and take control of your military retirement pay information. It is the most convenient way to view the Retiree Account Statement (RAS). myPay provides fast service, security, accessibility, and reliability to all DFAS customers. It is also an excellent way to get that 1099R when needed for tax purposes.


DoD Military Pay and Benefits — https://militarypay.defense.gov/Benefits/

Benefits, Annuities, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)

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; Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP); among other useful links.


milConnect — https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milConnect

Benefits and Records for DoD Affiliates

Obtain fast and accurate answers to questions about benefits and records by going to milConnect’s Benefits and Records when to manage aspects of benefits and records that milConnect does not, and how to access those tools and resources.


Military.com — https://www.military.com/benefits you first begin your search. It’s the most comprehensive and convenient collection on the web about 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

Military Benefits and Resources

Military.com is the largest military membership organization, connecting more than 10 million members to benefits, news, resources, discounts, and to 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.


Military OneSource —https://www.militaryonesource.mil/military-life-cycle/veterans-military-funeral-honors/veterans-benefits

Military Funeral Honors & Other Veterans Benefits

The military life cycle includes post-military life and the 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.


MyAirForceBenefits — https://www.myairforcebenefits.us.af.mil

An Official Air Force Benefits Website

Military Retirees will find more than 150 fact sheets with highlights of benefits and eligibility requirements. The MyAirForceBenefits Help Desk is the place to go for answers regarding benefits.

 


myPers — https://www.afpc.af.mil/Retirement/

Retirement Information

Thinking about retirement? This is the place to go for information on the subject. Ensure you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled by reviewing the Retirement page on myPers.


TRICARE — www.tricare.mil

Comprehensive Retiree Health Care Program

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.

 


USAGov — usa.gov

Burial and Survivor Benefits for Veterans

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.


VA/DoD eBenefits — https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

Register, Apply, and Manage Benefits and Health Programs

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 their benefits, and manage health. For example, the National Resource Directory, a menu option from the homepage, leads to an online partnership for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families, and those who support them.

Key Contacts

Beale AFB

Beale Retiree Activities Office (RAO)

17855 Warren Shingle Road, Civilian Personnel Office Lobby

Phone: (530) 634-2157

Contact: CMSgt David Johnson, (Ret.)

Bealerao02@icloud.com

http://www.beale.af.mil//retiree/

https://www.facebook.com/BealeRetireeActivitiesOffice/


Beale Base Exchange/AAFES

17600 25th St.

Phone: (530) 788-0221 [Main Exchange Store]

                  (530) 7788-0200 [Service Business Manager]


Casualty Assistance Representative/Survivor Benefit Plan Manager/9 FSS/FSH

17800 B St, Airman & Family Readiness Center

Phone: (530) 634-3144

Contact: Henry Webb, Jr.

Henry.webb@us.af.mil


Clinic Appointment Desk/9 MDG

15301 Warren Shingle Road

Phone: (530) 634-2941


Commissary/DECA

17600 25th St.

Contact: Store Director

Phone: (530) 634-2422, est. 201

Contact: Customer Service Manager

Phone: (530) 634-2422, ext. 207


DEERS & ID Cards/9 FSS

17855 Warren Shingle Road

Phone: (530) 634/3187


Outdoor Adventure Center/9 FSS/FSCO

17630 Doolittle Drive

Phone: (530) 634-203

http://www.beale.af.mil/oac[/                     

RV Vehicle Storage

Jeff Hooker

Phone: (530) 634-2054

Bealestorage123@gmail.com


Pharmacy (Refills)/9 MDG

15301 Warren Shingle Road

Phone: (530) 634-2859

Line is open 24 hours daily


Pharmacy (New Prescriptions)/9 MDG

15301 Warren Shingle Road

Phone: (530) 634-4950

Line is open during duty hours, 1200 to 1700 hours

During duty hours, Option 2 for the Refill number, (530) 634,2859, can also be used


Public Affairs/9 RW/PA

6252 B Street

Phone: 634-8887


Pay/SBP/Compensation Inquiries

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

1-800-321-1800


DFAS – Retired Reservists

1-800-325-2660


DFAS – SBP/RSFPP Annuitant

1-800-321-1080


Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance

1-800-419-1473

 


Other Government Agencies

Internal Revenue Service

1-800-829-1040


Medicare

1-800-833-4227


National Personnel Records Center

(314) 801-0800


Social Security Administration

1-800-772-1213

 


TRICARE/Medical Information

Defense enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)

1-800-538-9552


Federal Long Term Health Care Insurance Program

1-800-582-3337


TRICARE

General Information

1-888-874-9378

1-888-874-9378

1-800-874-2273


TRICARE FOR LIFE

Information

1-888-363-5433


TRICARE Dental Program

1-866-8499


TRICARE Pharmacy Program

1-877-363-6337


US Family Health Plan

1-800-748-7347

 


Department of Veterans affairs (VA)

General Information

Telephone Assistance Service

1-800-827-1000

Suicide Hotline – Press 7

www.va.gov


Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

Location: 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA, 95620

Phone: (707) 693-2460

                  9707-693-2479 [fax]

www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/sacramento.asp


VA Memorial Program Service

Grave Information – Headstones and Markers

1-800-697-6947


VA National Service Life Insurance

1-800-669-8477

www.benefits.va.gov/insurance


VA Telecomm Device for Deaf (TDD)

1-800-419-1473


Veterans Group Life Insurance

1-800-419-1473

 


State of California County Veterans Service Officers

Yuba-Sutter Counties Veterans Service Officer

Marvin King

730 Packard Ave, Ste. 300

Marysville, CA 95901

Phone: (530) 749-6710

                  (530) 749-6711 [Fax]


Placer County Veterans Service Officer

Derrick Oliveria

Location: 1000 Sunset Blvd, Ste 115, Rocklin, CA 95765

Phone: (916) 780-3290

                  (916) 780-3299 [Fax]


Nevada County Veterans Service Officer

David West

Location: 988 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949

Phone: (530) 273-3396 [Main]

                  (530) 273-3397 [Office]

                  (530) 272-3182 [Fax]


Butte County Veterans Service Officer

Dennis White

Location: 765 East Avenue, Ste. 200, Chico, CA 95926

Phone: (530) 891-2759 [Main]

                  (530) 895-6508 [Fax]

MIlitary Retiree Toolbox

The Air Force and the Department of Defense offer important tools for those contemplating retirement and those that have retired from Active or Reserve Duty. These include myPay, a program that allows retired military members to monitor and manage their retired military pay account, and to also ensure that information regarding annuitants of the Survivor Benefit Program is current and accurate.

MyAirForceBenefits focuses on benefits and includes but is not limited to Survivor Benefits Planning and Casualty and Survivor Assistance. The site maintains a library of more than 150 fact sheets regarding benefits.

The official website of the Air Force Personnel Center, myPers, includes features of interest to retired military and their family members, e.g., information about ID cards and Retiree Management, both located under Career Management on the HOME page. Also, from the HOME page, there is a direct link to the Air Force Retiree Service. Select any one of the following for more details about these programs: myPay, myAirForceBenefits, and myPers.

myPay — https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/manage/mypay/

myPay is an innovative, automated system that puts customers, including military retirees, in control of processing certain discretionary pay data items without using paper forms. Retiree customers can also get pay and tax statements, and all this without having to make an appointment.

The value of myPay to military retirees is that it saves time — myPay eliminates the need to call, write letters, or fill out forms by letting the customer make changes immediately with user-friendly technology.

myPay is also convenient — customers can access myPay nearly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to change or review current information, or to check their most recent pay statement.

Finally, myPay is reliable — the information the military retiree enters into the system transfers directly to his or her pay system.

While accessing the website and enrolling in myPay is an almost intuitive process, Beale Retiree Activities Office volunteers are available to provide additional support, if needed. Please contact us by phone at (530) 634-2157 or via email at bealerao02@icloud.com. When the COVID 19 Health Protection Conditions change and non-essential personnel are allowed to return to Beale AFB, the Beale RAO will also be able to provide support to the retired military community using our office computers.

DFAS Customer Service, 1-800-321-1080, is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET.

DFAS

myPay is a service provided by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). One of the largest finance and accounting operations in the world, DFAS pays all DoD military and civilian personnel, retirees and annuitants, as well as major DoD contractors and vendors. In fiscal 2019, DFAS:

  • Processed 140.8 million pay transactions (6.5 million people/accounts)
  • Made 6.2 million travel payments
  • Paid 15.1 million commercial invoices
  • Maintained 98 million General Ledger accounts
  • Managed $1.17 trillion in Military Retirement and Health Benefits Funds
  • Made $616.6 billion in disbursements
  • Managed $579 billion in Foreign Military Sales (reimbursed by foreign governments)
  • Accounted for 1,349 active DoD appropriations

The DFAS vision is to "to be a recognized leader in financial management by consistently delivering first-class service and products," and myPay has to be ranked near the top in terms of ease of use, convenience, and reliability.

eRAS

A product of the myPay system, the monthly Electronic Retiree Account Statement (eRAS) is a secure and accessible way to track retiree pay details. Once a customer has logged into myPay, the customer can set up eRAS delivery. DFAS sends an email indicating that the customer’s eRAS is ready to view or download. At that point, the retiree logs into the myPay account and retrieves the current eRAS. Getting the eRAS online is safer and more convenient than getting it by mail. It is just one of the tools available within the myPay account.

 

Additional myPay Products and Services

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

     

 MyAirForceBenefits — https://www.myairforcebenefits.us.af.mil/

Your military service earned you and your family benefits that you should be able to enjoy well into the future. The first step is to become informed, see what benefits you are eligible for, research the effect of a benefit selection on your financial situation, and, finally, find out how to apply. The best resource to accomplish all of those steps is at MyAirForceBenefits.

MyAirForceBenefits is the official Air Force Benefits website and it is available, with a few exceptions, to military retirees and their family members, as well as to the general public. There are many other resources, both government and commercial, that provide information about military benefits programs. However, as the site of record on the subject, MyAirForceBenefits is where the Air Force recommends anyone interested in Air Force benefits look first for information that is current, comprehensive, and reliable.

Start first with the HOME page. In the menu near the top of the page, MyAirForceBenefits offers two outstanding tools: the Benefit Library and the Benefit Calculators. The Library contains fact sheets for all Federal Benefits available, sorted by Category, Component, Life Event, and listed alphabetically.

Eligibility for any benefit or service is based on current Air Force, DoD and/or VA regulations. This is important to know: Beale RAO, similar to RAOs throughout the entire U.S. military retiree community, supports eligible military retirees/family members, regardless of service branch.

Retirees from sister services may wish to review applicable AR and DoD regulations, and VA policies, to investigate benefits that may be available to them. Please contact the Beale RAO if we can be of assistance in researching benefits information. Call us at (530) 634-2157 or email us at bealerao02@icloud.com.

If you are considering a possible a possible relocation to another state, you can select the State/Territory Benefits category from the Benefit Library, plug in the state you are considering and you will find a number of benefit programs applicable to that state:

  • State Taxes
  • Education Benefits
  • Employment Benefits
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Licensing
  • Health and Insurance Benefits
  • Parks and Recreation Benefits
  • VA Facilities
  • Resources

While benefit programs may remain fundamentally the same, it is not unusual to find changes in policies and procedures for those programs. As you browse the MyAirForceBenefits site, Benefit News is a feature on several pages, ensuring that military retirees have access to the latest developments in the military benefits world.

 myPers https://www.afpc.af.mil/Home/MyPers

myPers is the official website of the Air Force’s Personnel Center. It is one more site where military retirees and their family members can find accurate and current information regarding retirement issues.

From the HOME page, select Career Management, and then, ID Card Entitlements. This is a rich resource with information regarding DEERS, DMDC, as well as specific information and resources on Dependency Determination, Identification Cards, Eligibility, TRICARE, Former Member/Dependent Entitlements, and Retiree Entitlements.
 
Staying with the Career Management menu option, military retirees will also want to visit the Retirement page. Retiring from military service is a significant achievement. Ensure you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled by reviewing the Retirement page on myPers. The following links go to myPers and provide information on: 
 

If you need a myPers account, please go to www.afpc.af.mil/Support/myPers/

There is also a direct link from the myPers Retirement Information page to the Air Force Retiree Services (AFRS) website. AFRS (https://www.retirees.af.mil/, the number one tool in the Military Retiree Toolbox, contains a library of fact sheets and resource information important to military retirees and also serves as a jumping-off point to sites such as myPay, myAirForceBenefits, and myPers.

For more information about the Air Force Retiree Services, please visit the Go to The Source section on this same page.

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.