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.
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COVID-19 Updates and What the U.S. Government is doing about it.

 - Any service member or dependent at JBER who thinks they might have COVID symptoms should call the 673d MDG COVID-19 hotline at 907-580-2778, option 1.
 - Further reduction of garrison and tenant services--we are working to find ways to provide virtual services as much as possible
 - Commissary and AAFES resources will remain available with current mitigating efforts in place
 *** Latest JBER COVID updates can be found here: ***

Retiree Council Meetings


Alaska Military Retiree Council meets on the third Thursday of each month September through May from 1800 to 1900 in building 600, Room A137 JBER-Richardson, AK.

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Pre-Retirement and SBP Briiefing
For those who plan to retire in the next 5 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 furture... take control, and get informed.

Please call to make reservations or for more informaiton.
Building 600, 2nd floor, room 223, JBER-Richardson.

Time: 08:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Phone: 384-3500

6 Mar
3 Apr
1 May
5 June
3 July
7 Aug
 4 Sep
2 Oct
6 Nov
4 Dec

8 Jan

Ceremony Dates
JBER-Richardson 2016:
  19 April 2019
  8 August 2019
  18 October 2019

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 retirees' 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
We require 15 to 20 digital photos that reflect the retiree's career or personal interest.

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 2019 Retiree Appreciation Day will be held on 18 May 2019.

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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, Hrs of operation: 08:00 - 11:30 & 13:00 - 16:00 Daily, Bldg 600 Rm 237, directly in front of elevators on the 2nd floor

    JBER-Elmendorf - (907) 552-2036 , Hrs of operation: 07:30 - 1500 Daily, Bldg 8517 Rm 111

    Legal Assistance

    Military Officers Association of America

    My Army OneSource

    National Association For The Uniformed Services (NAUS)

    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

    Society Of Military Widows

    The Retired Enlisted Association Senior Citizens League