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The Retirement Services Officer provides counseling and assistance to active duty Soldiers, Retired Service members, widows, widowers, survivors, and family members from all branches of military service concerning rights, benefits, and entitlements. Retirement Briefings and Survivor Benefit Program briefings are also conducted for Soldiers and family members to attend. Forth Wainwright aslo has a Retired Soldiers Council and conducts an annual Retiree Appreciation Day (Open to all military retirees, regardless of branch of service).

Pre-Retirement Briefings:

It is required that all Soldiers retiring for Length of Service or Medical Retirement attend a Pre-Retirement and Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) Briefing. These briefings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Bldg. 3401, room 135 from 0830-1200. Spouses are encouraged to attend these briefings as well. Individual briefings may be conducted on a case by case basis.

Retirement Ceremonies:

All Soldiers are encouraged to participate in a Retirement Ceremony. Soldiers may choose a Unit Ceremony or a Ceremony at a different installation. Fort Wainwright conducts the USARAK Quarterly Retirement Ceremonies which are held in November, February, June and August. If you would like to participate, please call Mr. Schack at (907)353-2095 for more information.

Northern Alaska Military Retiree Council:

The Northern Alaska Military Retiree Council meets on the first Thursday of every even numbered month. Meetings are held from 6-7 pm at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center.

Council meeting minutes

Hot topics:

Tax Season is in full effect. If you have not received your 1099-R or you cannot access MyPay, please contact me and I will ensure that you receive it. 

MyPay is the easiest way to access your Retired Pay Account, Change your correspondence address, update Beneficiary information and much more. It is extremely important to make sure that you have a current correspondence address on file with DFAS Retired Pay.  

As of January 1, 2019 The Tricare Retiree Dental Program has been replaced by the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP). Visit the below link for enrollment information and more: 2019 FEDVIP Changes

Helpful links:

Army Retirement Services Home Page
Blended Retirement System
Get the latest edition of Army Echoes, the Retired Soldiers Newsletter
My Army Benefits
Combat Related Special Compensation
Schedule an appointment online to update ID Cards
Medicare Information
Fairbanks Veteran Center
National Archives (Records Requests)