Retiree

Office Information

Director: Henry Ward, COL (Ret) ARNG

Hours (as of June 6, 2016)
Monday and Friday:  8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

(Due to federal holidays, wing training days, Air Mobility Command Family Days, etc., please call prior to your visit to ensure we are open to assist you with your needs.)


Location
Building 1255, Suite 121
Little Rock AFB, Arkansas


Contact numbers
Toll Free: 1-877-815-3111
Local: (501) 987-6095
Fax: (501) 987-5865

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Retiree Breakfasts

The retiree breakfast is served at 8:15 a.m. at Hangar 1080 on the following dates:
Friday, July 20, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
September 21-22 (Retiree Appreciation Day set up and event)
Friday, October 19, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018

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Little Rock AFB Public Affairs
19th AW/PA
1255 Vandenberg Blvd.
Suite 138
Little Rock AFB, AR
72099-4929
(501) 987-6744

Base Operator - (501) 987-1110

 

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Retiree Activities Office

Male Air Force Colonel talks to a crowd of retirees in a restaurant.The purpose of the Retiree Activities Office (RAO) at Little Rock Air Force Base is to assist all retirees of all services with whatever their need might be. It applies to all retirees, their family members and surviving spouses.

The RAO assists retirees with retired pay problems, applying for combat-related special compensation, TRICARE problems or just about any other issue that might arise. The RAO also has volunteers working at the base clinic in the pharmacy call-in. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the office.

General Information

HAVE A NEW or ADDRESS CHANGE? Please immediately notify the agencies below to update them with your new info:

Retirees:
Defense Finance and Accounting Service, US Military Retired Pay, 8899 E 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN  46249-1200; 
Phone: 1-800-321-1080 or FAX: 1-800-469-6559.

Annuitants: Defense Finance and Accounting Service, US Military Annuitant Pay, 8899 E 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN  46249-1300;
Phone: 1-800-321-1080 or FAX: 1-800-982-8459.

Retirees and annuitants may also update addresses at the Pay Center's Website:
www.dod.mil/dfas/money/retired

Casualty Assistance & Survivor Benefit Plan Information
Casualty Services: 501-987-3580

Attention Retirees!! Prepare your loved ones and have the following items readily available for those you love and leave behind:
DD Form 214 (discharge papers)
Retired pay statement
Leave and Earnings statement
VA paperwork, if applicable
Current WILL
Names, phone numbers & policy numbers for any life insurance policies

Having the above information readily available will alleviate any undue stress and make it easier for your loved ones to apply and receive the benefits and entitlements you left behind for them. Please be assured we are here to assist with the necessary paperwork that he/she will need to complete when the time comes. Come see us for assistance in making sure you have all of your necessary papers together.

Retirees: Please inform your spouse that if you predecease him/her and he/she decides to remarry after your death, his/her ID Card privileges will be terminated. If that marriage ends in death or divorce, he/she will be entitled to get their ID Card reinstated under you, the original sponsor, however, the reinstated privileges will Not Include Medical or TriCare Benefits.  

When a Retiree passes the Little Rock AFB Casualty office will assist with the following:
Application for Arrears of Pay, last Retiree Paycheck
Survivor Benefit Plan, if applicable
VA application, if needed
OPM application, if applicable
Contact applicable life insurance agencies, if needed
Other assistance, depending on the situation
Schedule the appointment to get another ID Card
One on one visit with the surviving spouse to complete the above claims paperwork
If the surviving spouse lives outside the local area, we may conduct this process via US Postal Service.    

Military Personnel Flight Customer Support Section
Phone Number: (501) 987-6831
Address: 1255 Vandenberg Drive, Ste 115, Bldg 1255 in the Consolidated Support Center
Appointments are available by logging into:
https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6qjkhlzg/
Operating Hours: Mon - Fri:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Base In-processing Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. or 10 a.m. 

Customer Support manages the military ID card program, they assist active duty, guard/reserve, dependent, retiree, and 100% Disabled Veterans with ID card issuance and much more.  Please call ahead to check how long the current wait times are (can be quite long) and to ensure you have the correct documentation to accomplish all actions
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News and New Programs

Retiree Newsletter

The February 2017 Retiree Activities Office News & Information is an unofficial publication written, edited and published by the Little Rock Retiree Activities Office for the convenience of the Little Rock AFB retired population. The information or comments herein do not necessarily represent the positions or opinions of the DoD, USAF, AMC the 19th AW or any tenant units on Little Rock AFB.  While all efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this publication, no absolute guarantee of accuracy can be given nor should any be assumed.

Welcome SMSgt (Ret) Charlie Brown to VA Office

We have a new addition to the RAO services here in building 1255. Senior Master Sgt. (ret) Charlie Brown is now in the Veterans Affairs office across from the RAO. He will be available from 8 a.m. until noon each Wednesday morning. He also works in the Airman Family Readiness office on Tuesdays and maintains an office in Jacksonville on S. 2nd Street. His phone here in this building has yet to be connected. We will pass that info. along when we have it. In the meantime, you can call him through this office.

Take Command: Increases to TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments Coming Feb. 1, 2018
On Feb. 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery 
and retail pharmacies  will increase. These changes are required by law and affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members.

While retail pharmacy and home delivery copayments will increase, prescriptions filled at military pharmacies
remain available at no cost. You can save the most money by filling your prescriptions at military pharmacies.

“Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ann McManis, Pharmacy Operations Division at the Defense Health Agency.

Using home delivery, the copayments for a 90-day supply of generic formulary drugs will increase from $0 to $7. For brand-name formulary drugs, copayments will increase from $20 to $24, and copayments for non-formulary drugs without a medical necessity will increase from $49 to $53.

NOTE: Non-formulary drug: A drug in a therapeutic class that isn't as clinically or cost-effective as other drugs in the same class. You pay a higher cost share for these drugs.

At a retail network pharmacy, copayments for a 30-day supply of generic formulary drugs will increase from $10 to $11 and from $24 to $28 for brand-name formulary drugs. In some cases, survivors of active duty service members may be eligible for lower cost-sharing amounts.

TRICARE groups pharmacy drugs into three categories: generic formulary, brand-name formulary and non-formulary. You pay the least for generic formulary drugs and the most for non-formulary drugs, regardless of whether you get them from home delivery or a retail pharmacy.

To see the new TRICARE pharmacy copayments, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacycosts.
To learn more about the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, or move your prescriptions to home delivery, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacy.

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)
Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) provides primary health care to eligible Veteran patients in their homes when care in the outpatient clinics is not possible or recommended. HBPC is like a clinic visit at your home.

HBPC is a team of health care professionals who will teach you and your caregiver about your medical problems (medications and how to take them, what food to eat, a safe exercise program, and more); and provide guidance to make your care easier and safer.

To be eligible for HBPC you must be homebound, have a caregiver in the home, and live in the HBPC service area.

TRICIA FLAGG, MS, RD, LD
ASSISTANT CHIEF, HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICE
HBPC PROGRAM DIRECTOR
501-257-5080

Important Links

The best website for Arkansas Veterans' Resources is: http://www.veterans.arkansas.gov/resources.
The Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs has information on Military Records, Employment, Benefits, Healthcare, Veteran Support Agencies and more!

http://www.army.mil
http://www.commissaries.com
http://www.usmc.mil/
http://www.navy.mil/
http://www.afpc.af.mil
http://www.dfas.mil
http://www.va.gov
http://www.opm.gov 

Requesting a DD214 for Loved Ones – You can request a copy of your loved one’s DD 214 by accessing: www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

National Resource Directory - This directory is a Web-based network of care coordinators, providers and support partners with resources for wounded, ill and injured service-members, veterans, their families, families of the fallen and those who support them. Located at https://www.nrd.gov/.


Armed Forces Vacation Club -- The Armed Forces Vacation Club is a space-available program offering Department of Defense-affiliated people affordable condominium vacations at more than 3,500 resorts worldwide. For more information, visit
http://www.afvclub.com/.