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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The Beale RAO routinely validates the following links and/or telephone numbers. 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:
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.
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.
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/
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 is the most comprehensive and convenient collection on the web about the policies that affect military retirees benefits and records.
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/
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.
as of Jan. 1, 2019, dental and vision plans are available through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), offered by the Office of Personnel Management. BENEFITS in the online benefit management portal for federal and uniformed service members (https://www.benefeds.com/tools). Access the portal to research benefit plans, rates, and coverage information, as well as a tool for comparing plans.
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.
Beale Retiree Activities Office (RAO)
17855 Warren Shingle Road, Civilian Personnel Office Lobby
Phone: (530) 634-2157
Contact: CMSgt David Johnson, (Ret.)
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.
Clinic Appointment Desk/9 MDG
15301 Warren Shingle Road
Phone: (530) 634-2941
Contact: Store Director
Phone: (530) 634-2422, ext. 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
RV Vehicle Storage
Phone: (530) 634-2054
Pharmacy (Refills)/9 MDG
Phone: (530) 634-2859
Line is open 24 hours daily
Pharmacy (New Prescriptions)/9 MDG
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: (530) 634-8887
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
DFAS – Retired Reservists
DFAS – SBP/RSFPP Annuitant
Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance
Other Government Agencies
Internal Revenue Service
National Personnel Records Center
Social Security Administration
Defense enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)
Federal Long Term Health Care Insurance Program
TRICARE FOR LIFE
TRICARE Dental Program
TRICARE Pharmacy Program
US Family Health Plan
Department of Veterans affairs (VA)
Telephone Assistance Service
Suicide Hotline – Press 7
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
Location: 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA, 95620
Phone: (707) 693-2460
(707) 693-2479 [fax]
VA Memorial Program Service
Grave Information – Headstones and Markers
VA National Service Life Insurance
VA Telecomm Device for Deaf (TDD)
Veterans Group Life Insurance
State of California County Veterans Service Officers
Yuba-Sutter Counties Veterans Service Officer
730 Packard Ave, Ste. 300
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: (530) 749-6710
(530) 749-6711 [Fax]
Placer County Veterans Service Officer
Location: 1000 Sunset Blvd, Ste 115, Rocklin, CA 95765
Phone: (916) 780-3290
(916) 780-3299 [Fax]
Nevada County Veterans Service Officer
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
Location: 765 East Avenue, Ste. 200, Chico, CA 95926
Phone: (530) 891-2759 [Main]
(530) 895-6508 [Fax]
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 email@example.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.
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:
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are considering 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:
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 Sources section on this same page.
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 email@example.com, the Beale AFB RAO can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.