Retiree Activities Office: Still Serving

Welcome to the Los Angeles Air Force Base Retiree Activities Office! This information is intended for use by all retired military personnel of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard residing within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area served by this RAO.

The RAO is an advisory function manned by volunteers and is a focal point for providing information and guidance to military retirees of all services, their family members and/or survivors. Our mission is to provide a continuous update of information helpful to retirees who reside in our assigned area of responsibility. RAO mobilizes retirees and provides volunteer assistance to active duty organizations that require such help.

We also provide assistance to those retirees in need by providing volunteers capable of responding to questions posed by retirees and their dependents on a daily basis. Retirees with questions regarding identification cards should call ID Card Customer Support at (310) 653-6556 or (310) 653-5114. Retirees must schedule an appointment to verify information needed to process ID requests.

Contact Us

Address:
Retiree Activities Office
Los Angeles Air Force Base
483 N. Aviation Blvd
Bldg. 272, Room C1-200
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone:
(310) 653-5144
DSN: 633-5144

Los Angeles AFB Community Phone List

E-mail:
RAO.LAAFB@Gmail.com

Hours of operation:
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Weekends, Federal holidays and AFSPC-designated "Family" Days:Closed

We can assist you with:
Veteran's Benefits
* Identification Cards
* AF Aid Society
* TRICARE/Retiree Dental
* VA Disability Claims
* Educational Matters
* Air Force Enlisted Village
* Medicare/Medicaid
* Casualty Assistance Military Associations
* Air Force Village I & II
* Social Security
* Retiree Pay Matters
* Community Programs
* Armed Forces Retirement Home
* Space Available Travel
* Survivor Benefits Program (SBP)


Air Force Retiree Services

Click anywhere in the above image to be taken to the official Air Force Retiree Services website for other valuable information, including the "Afterburner" newsletter!

Surviving Spouse

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has created a new internet web site for surviving spouses and dependents of retired veterans who "Have Answered Their Final Bugle Call" after leaving the military.

The site is organized into two broad categories -- death while on active-duty status and death after service. It provides visitors with information about a wide range of benefits for the surviving spouse, dependent children, and dependent parents of deceased veterans and active-duty personnel.

The site also has information from, and links to, other federal agencies and organizations offering benefits and services to survivors and dependents. There is even a link to Frequently Asked Questions to help answer most of your questions or concerns, including how to contact the VA directly.

The site can be found by clicking the "I am a Dependent or Survivor" button, or visiting the Veterans Benefits Administration website.

ID Card Information


From the 61st Force Support Squadron's Customer Support:


The ID card office, located in the lobby of Bldg. 272 on the first floor in the Schriever Space Complex is open for eligible personnel Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Closed on Weekends, Federal holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days).

Walk-ins are welcome, but customers are encouraged to decrease their wait time by scheduling an appointment online via the RAPIDS Appointments Scheduler 

This site has lots of information about eligibility, specific documents that will be required for your appointment and other servicing facilities in the area.

61st FSS Customer Support
(310) 653-6556
(310) 653-5114

Contact Info

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Regional Routing Number:
(800) 827-1000
VA Grave Information:
(800) 697-6947
VA National Service Life Insurance:
(800) 669-8477
VA Telecomm Device for Deaf (TDD):
(800) 829-4833
Veterans Group Life Insurance:
(800) 419-1473

Pay/SBP/Compensation Inquiries
Retirees - Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS):
(800) 321-1080
DFAS Outside US:
(216) 522-5955
Retired Reservists - DFAS:
(800) 325-2660
SBP/RSFPP Annuitant - DFAS:
(800) 321-1080
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance:
(800) 419-1473

TRICARE/Medical Information
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS):
(800) 538-9552
Federal Long Term Health Care Insurance Program:
(800) 582-3337
TRICARE (General Information):
(800) 874-2273
TRICARE For Life Information:
(888) 363-5433
TRICARE Dental Program (CONUS):
(800) 866-8499
TRICARE Dental Program (OCONUS):
(888) 622-2256
TRICARE Pharmacy Program:
(877) 363-6337
TRICARE Retiree Dental Program:
(888) 838-8737
US Family Health Plan:
(800) 748-7347

Other Governmental Agencies
Internal Revenue Service:
(800) 829-1040
Medicare:
(800) 833-4227
National Personnel Records Center:
(314) 801-0800
Social Security Administration:
(800) 772-1213

Social Media

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RIAT 2018 Recap - Another Successful Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Thank you to all of our special guests and aeronautics fans for joining the 501st CSW and RAF in celebrating the Royal Air Force's 100th year anniversary. For more photos please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157697433861941
#Pathfinders, A recent grass fire near one of our military family housing areas served as a reminder about fire safety. Though no individuals were hurt, it’s always important to know how to reach the various fire departments across the 501st. We've had unbelievably warm and dry weather these last four weeks. However, with it came the increased risk for fire. Monitor your BBQ grills and fire pits closely. Ensure cigarettes are extinguished and disposed of properly, not flicked into grass or out of a car window. Be vigilant if you burn your yard debris. A moment of carelessness can quickly get out of hand and put you, your family, and others at risk. Take a moment to inspect your home fire extinguisher. If you don't have one, local hardware stores carry them for £12-£25 based on bottle size. Also, ensure you and your family know how to reach the on and off base fire departments in the event of an emergency. If you’re not sure, you can visit the 501st Phone Directory at www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/Contact-Us/Phone-Directory. Enjoy the fantastic summer weather and be safe! From your 501st Combat Support Wing Fire and Emergency Services Flights
Today was the last day of the fantastic #RIAT18! The weekend was three nonstop days of airpower displays by the United States Air Force, Royal Air Force, and many other NATO partners, allied nations, and others from around the world. We'll see you all again next year at RAF Fairford for #RIAT19! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa The Royal International Air Tattoo AFN Europe Royal Air Force
The 501st Combat Support Wing supported more than 170,000 people from around the world for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, July 13 to 15. 501st CSW personal stood up and manned a fully operational Emergency Operations Team, provided meals and housing for volunteers working at RIAT and ran security for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. To read more click the link below: http://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1575134/riat-2018-showcases-f-35a-us-uk-relations/
The past two days of #RIAT18 showcased incredible airpower, international partnership and the unique bond between the U.S. and the U.K. As the sun rises over the third and final day, we're #ready to see what's in store. #AirTattoo | U.S. European Command (EUCOM) | United States Air Force | U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa | U.S. Embassy London | The Royal International Air Tattoo
The skies are heating up at #RIAT18! RAF Fairford played host to impressive aerial displays celebrating the 100th birthday of the RAF and the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa AFN Europe The Royal International Air Tattoo Royal Air Force United States Air Force
American airpower is on display at #RIAT18! The F-35A Lightning II lit up the skies above RAF Fairford on Day 1 of RIAT! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa AFN Europe
#Pathfinders, Please be advised of the demonstrations surrounding London July 12-14 and be cautious of the potential for delays and protests. Additionally, please plan ahead for potential delays in the area surrounding Blenheim Crescent. Continue to monitor STEP notifications and social media for more updates as they come.
Good afternoon! If you're planning to attend #RIAT18, please heed the message below about fire safety. Remember, no smoking on grass areas and no BBQs. Please make sure to dispose of any smoking materials appropriately. It looks like we'll have warm weather this weekend, so don't forget to bring sunscreen and stay hydrated for the best possible experience. See you soon!
RAF Fairford is about to get busy - just the way we like it! Stay tuned for all the up-close #RIAT18 action this weekend. ✈️
The 501st is crushing it on the Alpha Warrior rig right now! 💪👊
Lt. Col. Christopher Lovett relinquished command of the 426th Air Base Squadron to Lt Col. Shawn Beskar during the Change of Command Ceremony at Stavanger, Norway, July 6, 2018. To read more about the CoC please click the links below: http://www.jwc.nato.int/index.php/jwcmedia/news-archive/684-426th-air-base-squadron-changes-command http://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569373/426abs-change-of-command/
It's here! RAF Alconbury's 4th of July celebration is happening tonight, fireworks and everything. We'll see you out there!
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Mathew Ramstack for taking command of the 422nd Air Base Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
Congratulations to Maj. Chin Hsu for taking command of the 423rd Civil Engineer Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Robert Heil for taking command of the 422nd Medical Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
The 423rd Air Base Group is hosting a Bone Marrow Donors Recruitment Drive June 25 to 29. See the attached photo for more details.
RAF Alconbury - Civic Leader Tour: Civic leaders from across the districts of Cambridgeshire, East Northamptonshire and Fenland visited with members of the 423rd Air Base Group and U.S. mission partners, where they had the opportunity to build on relations and learn more about the 501st Combat Support Wing mission. A special thanks to all of the civic leaders for making it a memorable visit. For more photos please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157670323178788
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Olexis Perez for taking command of the 422nd Communications Squadron!
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Air Force Awards Three Launch Service Agreements https://t.co/1vcSFwM0Ui
This is the 4th satellite in the AEHF constellation. The payload was launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from CCAFS. https://t.co/JmjgNBKsoz
The U.S. Air Force has successfully launched the fourth AEHF-4 communication satellite at 12:15 a.m. EDT, October 1… https://t.co/7m9RnxCuQ4
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Prep is underway for launch. The satellite's encapsulation was completed Oct. 4. https://t.co/SSNcd1VOKR
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The next GPS launch is GPS III-SV 1 from CCAFS in December. Satellite will launch aboard a Falcon 9. https://t.co/X0ZIFjkjKr

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Numbers and E-mails

Los Angeles AFB Operator:
(310) 653-1110
LAAFB Base Locator:
(310) 653-3080
ID Card Customer Support:
(310) 653-6556 
(310) 653-5114

61st Security Forces Squadron 61st Security Forces Squadron
(Law Enforcement desk):
(310) 653-5787 
(310) 653-5664

   Media Queries:
(310) 653-2369
(310) 653-2367 orsmcpa.media@us.af.mil

Public Queries or Event Requests:
(310) 653-2368 or smcpa.outreach@us.af.mil