Published January 30, 2013
Retiree Activities Program
The Retiree Activities Office at MacDill Air Force Base
Welcome to the RAO at MacDill Air Force Base!
Who We Are
The Retiree Activities Office (RAO) is made up of an all-volunteer staff. Our mission is to serve as an information center and a support system for retired military veterans of all branches of service. Retiree activities offices are made up of volunteers from all services including surviving spouses. Their charter is to coordinate, establish and staff an office on an active-duty, reserve or guard base through command channels that will assist retirees with myriad actions. These actions include: serving as an information center for space-available travel, Tricare, base services, etc; offering referrals for financial-assistance and pay matters; counseling active-duty Airmen nearing retirement; and providing literature on retirement issues. Another major activity involves working with base agencies to set up Retiree Appreciation Day events offering flu shots by base medical personnel, briefings by different base agencies on respective services, tax preparation and advice, staff judge advocate assistance, base tours, etc.
Our Contact Information
The MacDill RAO is located between the Commissary and the Main Base Exchange. A satellite facility is located in the food court of the Main Base Exchange.
Counseling and Referral Services
RAO counselors provide general consultation and referral on a wide range of issues such as retiree pay and benefits, survivor benefits (SBP), ID card renewal, will- making, space-A travel, and more. We also prepare death notice reports and provide information on burial and national cemeteries.
Retiree Appreciation Day
MacDill Air Force Base Florida is hosting a Retiree Appreciation Day Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the 6th Medical Group Clinic, 3250 Zemke Ave., MacDill AFB, Florida. Planned activities include pharmacy services, health fair with immunizations, veterans’ service organizations briefings, renewal of identification cards, legal assistance and preparation of wills and powers of attorneys, and lunch at the dining facility. There will be a cake cutting ceremony with the MacDill Honor Guard at the in the facility entrance at 11 a.m. For more information, call the MacDill AFB Retiree Activities Office (813) 828-4555.
More base information can be obtained at the 6th Force Support Squadron website here.
Our Featured Service:
Federal Income Tax Preparation Assistance
This service is available FREE OF CHARGE to retirees, spouses, widows/widowers, and active duty families of all branches of service.
Tax assistance is also available free of charge at the Brandon MacDill Family Resource Center by appointment only. Please call (813) 828-0248 for more information.
We Need Volunteers!!
At MacDill AFB, volunteers are needed in a variety of skills and positions. If you would like to stay connected to the MacDill community and share your skills and talents, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 813-828-0248. You will be working with a great team of people in providing support to our active duty military personnel, retirees, widows/widowers, and dependents. No experience is necessary; training will be provided.
2109 Retiree Activities Operations Guide: https://www.retirees.af.mil/Portals/53/documents/All%20RAOs/RAO%20OPERATIONS%20GUIDE.pdf?ver=2019-07-24-151542-213
Links to Informative Web Sites
We have assembled the following links to various Web sites for retiree related information. These links may be helpful to retirees of the Air Force and other U.S. military branches.
Retiree Hearing Aid Assistance Program
National Personnel Records Center
Space Available flights
Army Retirement Services
AF Personnel Center