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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)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Aeries N. Blair, 377th Air Base Wing executive administrator, participates in a golf tournament with a retiree on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Aug. 19, 2020. Enlisted Airmen paired up with retirees and played a game of golf as part of Retiree Appreciation Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bryant Hardy, 377th Medical Group unit deployment manager, participates in a golf tournament at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Aug. 19, 2020. Enlisted Airmen took part in a golf tournament with retirees as part of Retiree Appreciation Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)
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Kirtland Air Force Base held a Retiree Appreciation week, Aug. 17 to Aug. 21, 2020, on base. Retirees participated in a golf tournament with enlisted Airmen where they could interact and share experiences and stories. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)
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Active duty members and retirees stand for the playing of the National Anthem on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Aug. 19, 2020. Team Kirtland hosted a Retiree Appreciation Week, welcoming retirees back to base and honoring them for their service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)
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Kirtland Air Force Base held a Retiree Appreciation week, Aug. 17 to Aug. 21, 2020, on base. Throughout the week, a series of events such as a golf tournament, bowling, cash bingo and a military working dog demonstration were held to welcome retirees and show appreciation for their service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)
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Starting Jan. 1, 2020, verified Veterans who hold the Veterans Health ID Card and caregivers with qualified eligibility will be afforded privileges to the commissary, military service exchange and MWR facilities on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Eligible patrons include Veterans who were awarded the Purple Heart, Veterans who are former prisoners of war, Veterans with service-connected disabilities, and individuals approved and designated as the Primary Family Caregivers of eligible Veterans under the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)
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Airmen from Kirtland Air Force Base perform flag detail duties during the Albuquerque Veterans Day ceremony at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Nov. 11, 2019. Veterans Day, was originally called Armistice Day, celebrating the end of WWI. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)
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An attendee of the Albuquerque Veterans Day ceremony holds an American flag at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Nov. 11, 2019. The public event was attended by veterans and service members from each branch of military with their families, Air Force ROTC, Junior ROTC as well as state and local government leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)
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Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller (right), U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Miller (center), 377th Air Base Wing commander and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert Stamper (left), 377th ABW command chief, applaud new recruits at the Albuquerque Veterans Day ceremony at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Nov. 11, 2019. The public event was attended by veterans and service members from each branch of military with their families, Air Force ROTC, Junior ROTC as well as state and local government leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)
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U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Miller (left), administers the Oath of Enlistment in Albuquerque at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Nov. 11, 2019. Approximately 40 recruits participated and are ready to ship to basic military training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)
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Participants and attendees of the Albuquerque Veterans Day ceremony wait for the ceremony to start at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Nov. 11, 2019. The ceremony started off with a bell ringing 11 times on the 11th hour, a tradition celebrating the end of WWI, which ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the year 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)
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Military retiree appreciation day was hosted by Kirtland’s Retiree Activities Office at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., March 27, 2019. Activities and information tables were available to retirees to learn about benefits and resources accessible to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)
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People learn from information tables at military retiree appreciation day at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., March 27, 2019. Kirtland’s Retiree Activities Office hosted the military retiree appreciation day where information tables were available to retirees to learn about benefits and resources accessible to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)
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Guy Leahy, 377th Medical Group health promotion program coordinator, leads retirees in Tai Chi during military retiree appreciation day at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. March 27, 2019. Tai Chi is an ancient form of exercise that improves muscle strength and flexibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)
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Johnny Rael, U.S. Army retired, learns about medical benefits from the 377th Medical Group Health Benefits information table at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., March 27, 2019. Kirtland’s Retiree Activities Office hosted the military retiree appreciation day where information tables were available to retirees to learn about benefits and resources accessible to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)
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People get information and resources from the 377th Medical Group Pharmacy information table at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., March 27, 2019. Kirtland’s Retiree Activities Office hosted the military retiree appreciation day where information tables were available to retirees to learn about benefits and resources accessible to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

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.

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 CARD APPOINTMENTS

In order to comply with office teleworking guidance for Kirtland AFB under HPCON Charlie, and to reduce the risk of COVID exposure to our customers and team, the Kirtland MPF will be setting future appointments by email or phone only. Due to system issues and limitations, DMDC/RAPIDS site is no longer being updated/monitored and we will not be taking anymore appointments through that product. If you want to set an appointment, please email 377FSS.FSPS.Workflow@us.af.mil or call (505) 846-2017/(505) 846-2354 and one of our team members will get you taken care of. This org box is being actively monitored by our team, to include leadership, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We are also maintaining a minimal in-office presence to answer calls and handle emergency situations, however for all other concerns, email will be the preferred method of contact. We will continue to provide all possible services that do not require an in-office presence remotely.

For the foreseeable future, we are only making appointments for the following:
-Passports: Official Passports only (Email MSgt Bland or TSgt Phillip Prather at phillip.prather@us.af.mil or ieisha.bland@us.af.mil
-CACs: Renewals/New hire/Initial/Lost or Stolen
-Retiree: Initial Issue/Members turning 60 or 65 
-Dependent: Initial Issue/Members turning 60 or 65/Former Spouse/Age 21 and full time student


Legal office services changes

The legal office is transitioning to remote and limited appointment only services to align with the current HPCON levels. Walk-ins are no longer available.

Services offered:

  1. Will drafting and execution are only available for Deploying Active Duty Service Members only, healthcare workers, and emergency circumstances.
  2. Legal assistance appointments will be available via video conference for active duty, ANG/Reserve on Title 10 orders, dependents, and retirees.  Clients must have access to Zoom, FaceTime, or Video Chat to verify eligibility.
  3. Powers of Attorney and Notaries are by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. Please call to make an appointment.

Again no walk-ins are permitted. To set up and appointment, please contact our office at:  505-846-4217 or email us at Kirtland.Legal.Assistance@us.af.mil

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

Welcome...

The intent of this Retiree Information page is to have a one-stop-shop for KAFB information related to Retirees.

We are currently building this page and will continue to add relevant information, links, photos and graphics to help better communicate with our large Retiree community.

Please be patient as we develop this resource.