Retiree Activities Office


A special welcome is in store for all military retirees at Homestead Air Reserve Base. You will find that Homestead ARB has great people and great services for your retirement years in the South Florida and the Upper Keys areas.

The RAO provides a link between base agencies and military retirees, their family members, and survivors residing in designated sections of South Florida and the Keys. The RAO provides limited counseling, guidance and full referral assistance on retirement-related matters to help solve the problems of retirees, their family members, and surviving spouses of all military services. Additionally, reserve members close to retirement or in the "gray" area of reserve retirement are provided with assistance. Retirees are kept abreast of changes in retirement benefits and base retiree functions through
articles in the "e-CAN". 

The RAO is manned entirely by volunteers. The Director of Retiree Activities is a retiree and is appointed by the Wing/Installation Commander. Staff volunteers attend the meetings of several Homestead ARB boards and committees to maintain liaison between base agencies and the retired community. The RAO office assists in planning and hosting the annual Retiree Appreciation Day featuring the Retired Military Family Briefing and other retiree-oriented events. The RAO does not duplicate any function or service provided by military and civilian agencies. In summary, the RAO provides a single point of initial contact between the military retired community and base agencies.

We have assembled the links and information below as your first stop for all retiree related information for all military retirees of all U.S. military branches. The newest edition of RAO's "e- CAN", a newsletter for retirees who are in the South Florida area, is available periodically and we will send it to you if you contact us at so we can add you to our e-mailing list.

If you have questions concerning problems with your entitlements, contact us at (786) 415-7580 or visit our office located in Bldg. 346, Rm. 105. Building 346 is the first building on the left after entering the Westover Gate on Homestead ARB. Parking is available for you on the Northwest side of the building. 

The HARB/RAO is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00-2:30 and each Saturday of the HARB Unit Training Assembly. Volunteers are needed and welcomed to support the work of the Homestead ARB Retiree Activities Office.

To schedule an appointment for this service, call (786) 415-7580 or visit our office on base.

Links to Informative Sites:
AF Personnel Center

USAF Retiree Activities Office

US Army Retirees

US Navy Retired Activities Office

USMC Retired Activities

USCG Retired Affairs

Commissary Agency, Defense (DECA) 



National Personnel Records Center


Social Security

Space Available flights

Tax Assistance

U.S. Congress

Veterans Administration