Retiree Activities Office: Where we are now?

A review of the Air Force instruction and the persistence of a few have reignited the establishment of an open office for the military retired community. Right after Veteran’s Day 2011, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant and a retired Army staff sergeant decided to re-open the office from Tuesday to Thursday. They would only stand up the office if there was 100 percent support from the 86th Airlift Wing Commander and his staff, which they received with more continued support.

As a result of the feedback from numerous surveys, RAO recognizes the need to be open and to continue to serve.  And, as recommended by the wing commander, they have included those still in uniform as they get ready to retire.

RAO is located in Bldg. 2106 across the street from Service Credit Union. Enter the north entrance at the ID card and passport section, and you will find them on the third floor in Room 310A. 

RAO is open from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can call them at 06371-47-5486 or 480-5486. You can leave a message and RAO members will get back with you as soon as possible. Leave your name and a good contact number for them to call. You can also e-mail them at

RAO can be found on under “Retiree Activities Office” on the Ramstein official website at They provide contact information as well as their quarterly newsletter on this page.

If you do not contact RAO and fill out a survey form, this is the last time you will hear from RAO. In the future, they will contact only retirees with a survey form on file in their office.

(Courtesy of the Ramstein Retiree Activities Office)