Buckley AFB Retiree Activities Office (RAO)
The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) exists to provide support to over 28,000 military retirees, and spouses or surviving spouses of military retirees, in northern CO. We provide support to military retirees from all Services, not just the Air Force. RAO staff can help retirees/surviving spouses with questions and/or problems they have related to their military service and/or military related benefits. They typically assist with issues such as DEERS/ID cards, casualty assistance, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), TRICARE/Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA), retired pay, military records, wills, powers of attorney, prescriptions, base services, etc. While our main customer base is military retirees, we are also happy to assist any veterans with less than 20 years of service who have issues related to their military service time and/or military related benefits.
Our office on Buckley AFB is in Building 606, Rm 104, and it is completely staffed by volunteers, mostly military retirees themselves. Since we are staffed by volunteers there is not someone in our office during all regular working hours Mon-Fri although, in general, there is someone there during some part of the day on weekdays. You can reach us by calling our office at 720-847-6693. If no one answers please leave a voice mail and someone will return your call, usually within 24-48 hours. If anyone is interested in volunteering in the RAO they can contact us for further information on what is involved.