The RAO supports and enriches the lives of military retired personnel, their families and eligible former spouses of military retirees. The RAO serves as a liaison between local military retirees, organizations and agencies working to ensure retirees receive their benefits and entitlements earned for their military service.

Those organizations and agencies include: Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS), Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR) and the Veterans Administration (VA). RAOs are primarily staffed by military retirees serving as volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at a RAO, please contact the RAO nearest to you.

Services Provided

  • Entitlements
  • Benefits
  • Privileges
  • Incapacitated/Dependent (Adult Child)
  • Military Retiree Seminar
  • Getting things in order checklist
  • Preparing claims
    • Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP)
    • Survivors Benefit Plan (SBP)
    • Death Benefits under the Civil
    • Service Retirement System
    • Unpaid compensation
  • DFAS
    • Allotment changes
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    • Report of Existence (ROE)
    • MyPay enrollment
    • Change of address/direct deposit/beneficiary/state and federal tax withholdings
    • Veterans Administration (VA) enrollment
    • IRS report of military retired or annuity pay received (IRS form 1099R)
    • Form authorizing withholding’s of military retired or annuity pay received (IRS forms  W-4/W-4P)
    • Application for Correction of Military Record (Form DD-149)
    • Legal referrals
    • Wills, trust, and probate
    • Bankruptcy
    • Family Law
    • Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA)
    • Former spouse percentage of retired pay as determined by the “Brown’s Formula”
    • Survivor Benefit Plan/Program (SBP) Counseling
    • Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
    • Retired Casualty Assistance Program (RCAP)
    • Agencies supporting and providing military benefits and entitlements
    • National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) to request active duty service and medical records

 

Referrals

  • Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)
  • Medicare, Social Security, TRICARE, Elder Abuse
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Tax Preparation Assistance
  • U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
  • CALVETS (California VA benefits & entitlements)
  • Navy Legal, Legal Aid Society Government Life Insurance
  • Military Burial at Sea

 

Resources

Facility Contact Information

Burial at Sea Program

619-532-8066

Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)

800-538-9552

Department of Veterans Affairs

800-827-1000

Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS)

800-321-1080

Nationwide ID Lab Facilities

Make an appointment at: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil

• ID Lab Naval Air Station North Island

619-545-9501

• ID Lab Naval Base San Diego

619-556-9248

• ID Lab Naval Medical Center San Diego:.

619-532-6557

Navy Region Southwest Resources

 

Military Funeral Honors

619-556-9790

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for Civil Service Employment/Annuit Pay

888-767-6738

San Diego County Veterans Service Office

858-694-3222

Social Security Administration

800-772-1213

Southern California National Cemeteries

Bakersfield National Cemetery

866-632-1845

Miramar National Cemetery

858-658-7360

Riverside National Cemetery

951-653-8417

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

707-693-2460

San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery

209-854-1040

Information about California State Veterans Cemeteries and both open and closed National Cemeteries

Website

TRICARE Express scripts

 

Mail Order Pharmacy

877-782-8731

TRICARE for Life (TCL)

866-773-0404

TRICARE Information Center

877-988-9378

Military retirees in the El Centro are served by the Retrired Activites office in San Diego.
 

Facility Contact Information
Naval Amphibious Base Coronado

Location: 3324 Guadalcanal Rd., Bldg. 16 Coronado, CA 92155

Phone: (619) 556-8987

eMail: rao.coro@yahoo.com

Navy Base San Diego Location: 3005 Corbina Alley, Bldg. 259, San Diego, CA 92136

Phone: 619-556-7412

eMail: cnrswrao@navy.mil

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Location: 800 Seal Beach Blvd., Bldg. 22, Long Beach, CA

Phone: (562) 626-7152

eMail: rao-nwssb.fct@navy.mil

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