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KAFB Veteran & Retiree Life in Photos

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A graphic explaining New Mexico House Bill-30 Expedited Licensure for Military Families and the services provided by the Airman & Family Readiness Flight. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Kiana Pearson)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dieon J. Lugo, 377th Force Support Squadron customer service technician, front, and Airman 1st Class Ian C. Alejandro, 377th Force Support Squadron force management technician, back, participated in a Team Kirtland event at Eubank Gate on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Nov. 11, 2020. More than 40 Team Kirtland members volunteered in shifts at gate entrances to show their support for Veterans Day and the Don’t Dive Up Movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ian C. Alejandro, 377th Force Support Squadron force management technician, holds up a sign of support at Eubank Gate on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Nov. 11, 2020. In support of Veterans Day and the Don’t Give Up Movement, Team Kirtland members worked in shifts at the gate entrances to motivate and spread encouragement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Luke J. Hopgood, 377th Force Support Squadron career development journeyman, left, and Airman 1st Class David L. Mitchell, 377th Force Support Squadron customer service technician, right, hold up signs of support at Eubank Gate on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Nov. 11, 2020. Team Kirtland members worked in shifts to hold up signs at gate entrances on Veteran’s Day for the Don’t Give Up Movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)
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U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Miller, 377th Air Base Wing commander, left, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert W. Stamper, 377th ABW command chief, right, hand out poppies and flags at Eubank Gate on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Nov. 11, 2020. Team Kirtland members came together to hand out more than 200 poppies and American flags at entrance gates to show their support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert W. Stamper, 377th Air Base Wing command chief, hands out poppies and flags at Eubank Gate on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Nov. 11, 2020. More than 200 poppies and American flags were handed out for Veterans Day as a way to show support and honor to those who have served. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)
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Charlie Castillo, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, describes to U.S. Air Force Col. Ryan Nye, 377th Air Base Wing vice commander, details about the restoration of his vehicle entered in the Hispanic Heritage car show at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico on Oct. 7, 2020. Team Kirtland’s Hispanic Heritage committee welcomed cars, trucks and bikes for a car show as part of the National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kiana Pearson)
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U.S. Air Force Col. Ryan Nye, 377th Air Base Wing vice commander, judged vehicles at the Team Kirtland Hispanic Heritage car show at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico on Oct. 7, 2020. Participants competed for trophies and the Commander’s Choice award during the National Hispanic Heritage Month event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kiana Pearson)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Carlos Lucero, 58th Maintenance Squadron propulsion flight chief, poses in his car that he entered in the Hispanic Heritage car show at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico on Oct. 7, 2020. The event was held in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kiana Pearson)
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Team Kirtland’s Hispanic Heritage committee welcome cars, trucks and bikes for a car show at Hardin Field at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico on Oct. 7, 2020. More than 25 registered vehicles participated in the car show in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kiana Pearson)

Useful Links

DFAS/MyPay
https://mypay.dfas.mil/#/
888-DFAS411

Veterans Administration
https://www.va.gov/
800-827-1000

Medicare
https://www.medicare.gov/
800-MEDICARE

Social Security Administration
https://www.ssa.gov/
800-772-1213

Tricare
https://www.tricare.mil/
Tricare West-844-866-9378

Retiree Resources from USAF Retiree Services
https://www.retirees.af.mil/Resources/

Death Notification for a Military Retiree 
https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/survivors/Retiree-death/
800-321-1080

Other Agencies to contact for a Death Notification
https://www.dfas.mil/RetiredMilitary/survivors/Retiree-Death/agencies/

Important Current Info

ID cards for dependents & retirees

DoD has extended the temporary policy guidance for Uniformed Service ID cards that expired between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021 only through:

  • August 31, 2021 for all foreign affiliates and their dependents;
  • October 31, 2021 for dependents of active-duty service members, and for Reserve and National Guard service members and their dependents; and
  • January 31, 2022, for retirees and their dependents, and all other populations 

Cardholder benefits are extended for base access, commissary, base exchange, and medical care during the prescribed timeframe. To schedule an appointment any time, call 846-2017 or 846-2354, or email the org box at 377FSS.FSPS.Workflow@us.af.mil

New Mexico Department of Veterans Services

The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services provides many services to New Mexico veterans. This includes the department’s Field Services Division’s Veteran Service Officers (VSOs), who are advocates for New Mexico’s veterans and eligible family members, assisting them with filing VA claims and obtaining federal and state benefits. VSOs also help connect veterans to vital community resources, such as transitional housing and medical and behavioral health care. Information and assistance on federal and state benefits, local veterans’ programs, and referral services is available at any of the Department’s field office locations. 

More information is available at http://www.nmdvs.org/, including how to find and contact your local VSO. 


Legal office services

Effective April 6, 2021, appointments for powers of attorney/notary services are no longer required. Walk-ins will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. for those services. 

Six clients will be permitted in the legal office waiting room at a time. All others must wait in the hallway on the distanced/taped Xs. 

Retiree Activities Office (RAO)

Retiree Activities Office:
505-846-1536 / 505-846-3831
DSN 246-1536
Consolidated Support Facility: 
Building 20245, Suite 146
Mailing Address: 
377 ABW/CVR   
1451 4th Street SE                               
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117

Still Serving

Welcome to the Kirtland Air Force Base Retiree Activities Office (RAO)!

This information is intended for use by military retirees of all services, their family members and/or survivors.

The RAO is an advisory function manned by volunteers and is a focal point for providing information and guidance to our customers. Our mission is to provide a continuous update of information helpful to retirees who reside in our assigned area of responsibility. 

We serve as a liaison between the retiree and active duty communities to keep you updated on matters that relate to your status as a military retiree, to provide information and services necessary or appropriate and to represent retirees at the base level.

All activities are conducted in accordance with AFI 36-3106, Retiree Activities Program.