Retiree Activities Office:
505-846-1536 / 505-846-3831
Consolidated Support Facility:
Building 20245, Suite 146
1451 4th Street SE
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Understanding your survivor benefits
Social Security Administration
Retiree Resources from USAF Retiree Services
Death Notification for a Military Retiree
Other Agencies to contact for a Death Notification
Kirtland's Quarterly RAO Newsletter - Current: August 2023
Previous Editions: February 2022 | May 2022 | August 2022
Air Force, Afterburner
Army, Army Echoes
Navy, Shift Colors
Coast Guard, The Long Blue Line
Marine Corps, Semper Fidelis
(see Semper Fidelis Newsletter section)
Click on the link for photos.
To schedule an ID card appointment, go to the RAPIDS link: https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco.
For more information, call 505-846-2017 or 505-853-4254.
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.
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.