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

Pre-Retirement Services

  • Coordinates, conducts and facilitates detailed monthly pre-retirement group briefings (including medical) for all retiring Soldiers. Family members are highly encouraged to attend. 
    • Conducts one-on-one Survivor Benefit Plan 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).

Pre-Retirement and SBP Briefing

For those who plan to retire in the next five years. This pre-retirement briefing will help you understand your military retirement entitlements and benefits.  We cover over 30 separate topics concerning retirement.

Please call to make reservations or for more information.

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

Phone: 384-3500

Ceremony Dates

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.

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.
  • Provides information and filing assistance for the "Annuities for Certain Military Surviving Spouses," also known as "Forgotten Widows".
  • Provides information and assistance to Soldiers, spouses and former spouses regarding the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act.
  • Assists/advises retired Soldiers in understanding and applying for Combat Related Special Compensation.
  • Provides information to retired Soldiers on Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments.
  • 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, 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: 
    • 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

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

Contact Information

JBER-Richardson Telephone: (907) 384-3500
FAX: (907) 384-3504
Located in building 600, room A113 (Handicap accessible)

Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

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