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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

Survivor Benefits Seminar

Useful Links


Veterans Administration


Social Security Administration

Tricare West-844-866-9378

Retiree Resources from USAF Retiree Services

Death Notification for a Military Retiree

Other Agencies to contact for a Death Notification

Retiree Newsletters

Kirtland's Quarterly RAO Newsletter - Current: February 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)

Important Current Info

Retirees Week at Kirtland AFB was held July 11-15, 2022

Click on the link for photos.

ID cards for dependents & retirees

To schedule an ID card appointment, go to the RAPIDS link:
For more information, call 505-846-2017 or 505-853-4254.

Please note that all extensions for expired cards ended on January 31, 2022. You must renew your ID Cards at this time.

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, including how to find and contact your local VSO. 

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.

AFI 36-3106

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