Alaska Military Retirement Services

Our Mission

The objectives of the Army Retirement Services Program include providing retired families with a means of participating and communicating with the active Army, to maintain current knowledge of benefits and entitlements, to develop public support of Army programs, and to inform the retired community of upcoming events of interest.

Retiree Council Meetings


For the Alaska Military Retiree Council meeting schedule, visit their Facebook:

Pre-Retirement and SBP Briefing

For those who plan to retire in the next five years. Pre-Retirement Briefing will help you understand your military retirement entitlements and benefits.  We cover over 30 separate topics concerning retirement. It is your future... take control and get informed.

Please call to make reservations or for more information.

Briefings are the first Wednesday of every month at the JBER-R Educaion Center.
Survivor Benefits briefings are one-on-one by appointment in Building 600, Room A113.

Phone: 384-3500

Ceremony Dates

Post level ceremonies are conducted

Military retirement ceremonies offer friends, colleagues and others to thank the retiring veteran for his or her service and sacrifice. They are solemn occasions although humorous recollections about the retiree's experience in service are usually encouraged.

The formal ceremony usually has the following elements:

  • reading of the retiree's biography
  • presentation of a certificate of service for the military member, a United States flag and lapel pin
  • presentation of a certificate of service for the spouse

As soon as you know you want to participate in a ceremony, contact your RSO who will make the arrangements.

Retiree Appreciation Day

The upcoming 2023 Retiree Appreciation Day will be in May.

Check out the Nov. 2022 Newsletter!


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Pre-Retirement Services

  • Coordinates, conducts and facilitates detailed monthly Pre-Retirement group briefings for all retiring Soldiers including Medical. Family members are highly encouraged to attend. 
    • Conducts one-on-one Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) counseling for all retiring Soldiers and their family members. 
    • Conducts one-on-one (desk side) Pre-Retirement briefings as needed. 
    • Completes DD Form 2656, Data for Payment of Retired Personnel. 
    • Processes the DD Form 2656 electronically using TRANSPROC to the Department of Defense Finance and Accounting Services, Cleveland (DFAS-CL).

    Post-Retirement Services

  • Counsels and assists survivors of retired Soldiers and Soldiers who die on active duty regarding their SBP options and entitlements and the proper processing of their SBP elections.  This includes counseling on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and its relationship to SBP.
  • Conducts an annual Retiree Appreciation Day.
  • Publishes/mails retiree invite/newsletter to Retiree Appreciation Day at least annually.
  • Publishes periodic articles for installation and local newspapers.
  • Provides information and filing assistance for the "Annuities for Certain Military Surviving Spouses" (ACMSS), also known as "Forgotten Widows".
  • Provides information and assistance to Soldiers, spouses and former spouses regarding the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA).
  • Assists/advises retired Soldiers in understanding and applying for Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC).
  • Provides information to retired Soldiers on Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP).
  • Assists retired Soldiers and family members in obtaining: copies of lost documents (i.e., DD Form 214, retirement orders and medical records); re-issuance of military awards; and issuance of military ID Cards.
  • Provides retired Soldiers and their families with information and referrals on a myriad of other benefits/entitlements including Veterans Affairs (VA), TRICARE medical/dental; Social Security/Medicare benefits; and others.
  • Provide assistance with establishing myPay accounts. 
  • Other Post-Retirement Services available:

    The following services are provided using the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Cleveland (DFAS-CL) Defense Retired/Annuity Pay System (DRAS): 

    • View retired Soldier's pay account
    •  View annuitant's pay account
    •  Change allotments
    •  Change beneficiary information
    •  Change mailing address
    •  Change bank information
    •  Change tax filing and withholding status
    •  Request copies of form 1099-R for tax filing purposes
    •  Request copies of the Retired Account Statement

    Contact Information

    JBER- Richardson

    Telephone: (907) 384-3500
    FAX: (907) 384-3504
    Located in building 600, room B341 (Handicap accessible)

    Hours of Operations: M-F 0730 - 1600

    Postal address:
      Retirement Services Office
    724 Postal Service Loop #4930 
    JBER-R AK 99505-4930

    Service Directory



    Association of the United States Army

    Casualty Assistance - (907) 384-3811

    Defense Commissary Agency

    Department of Veterans Affairs

    ID Cards

    JBER-Richardson - (907) 384-0332, Hours of operation: 8 a.m. - 11:30 & 1 to 4 p.m. daily, Bldg 600 Rm 237, directly in front of elevators on the 2nd floor

    JBER-Elmendorf - (907) 552-2036, Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m daily, Bldg 8517 Rm 111

    Legal Assistance

    Military Officers Association of America

    My Army OneSource

    Non-Commissioned Officers Association

    Recreation Centers
    U.S. Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Web Site

    Red Cross
    If you are a retired service member or family member of a retired service member, please call your local American Red Cross Office.

    Anchorage - (907) 646-5400
    Fairbanks - (907) 456-5937

    Retiree Dental Program

    The Retired Enlisted Association Senior Citizens League