Retired Activities Office

Welcome Navy Region Northwest Retirees

Welcome to our first-ever Virtual Military Retiree Seminar. Since we are unable to meet in person this year, we have assembled a collection of videos from Rear Adm. Barnett, Congressman Derek Kilmer and others with resource updates that we believe will help keep you well informed for the coming year.

Please reach out to our Retired Activities Office at 866-854-0638 or if you have any questions about the material on this page.


Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett  |  Commanding Officer of Navy Region Northwest

To start, Commander, Navy Region Northwest Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett gives you an overview of your U.S. Navy in the Northwest region.
  • Overview of NRNW installation missions
  • NRNW impact and support on the local communities
  • NRNW’s commitment to the community


Derek Kilmer  |  U.S. Congressman, Washington's 6th District

Hear from U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer from Washington State's 6th District with Congressional updates.

  • Pandemic support and assistance for veterans and military families
  • Funding updates for Veterans
  • Congressional Bills that support our Veterans
  • Support through Congressman Kilmer’s office


Washington Department of Veteran's Affairs

Services and benefits you have earned as part of your military career. 

Overview of Veteran’s Services:

  • Homeless Veteran Programs
  • Counseling and Wellness Programs
  • PTSD Counseling Program
  • TBI Program
  • Vet Corps programs
  • Max Impact App and MORE!

- Welcome from Lourdes “Alfie” Alvarado-Ramos  |  Director of WA Dept of Veteran Affairs
- Paul Cruz: Veteran’s Service Program Manager  |  WA Dept Of Veteran’s Affairs Services


Military Officers Association of America

MOAA's financial and benefits experts provide all the details you need to know about what is happening with pay and benefits on Capitol Hill.

  • Legislative History: Why Membership and Education Is Important
  • Recent Successes and Failures
  • New Legislation Being Proposed
  • COLA Forecast and More!

- Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom, USAF (Ret), CFP® Program Director, Financial & Benefits Education/Counseling
- Capt. Paul J. Frost, AFC®, USN (Ret) Program Director, Financial & Benefits Education/ Counseling/ Veterans Services

Other Resources

About Retired Activities Office

The services offered by our Retired Activities Officer (RAO) include assisting veterans and their families in understanding their veterans’ benefits, Social Security concerns, Tricare and Dental benefits, exchange privileges, navigating the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), identification card questions, and any other concerns they may have related to their retirement. The RAO is a point of contact between these members and military agencies and will also liaise with survivors and family members to make sure they are aware of all entitlements and benefits.

RAO has valuable materials on hand to guide veterans and their family members in establishing a personal folder that will be an excellent guide if an emergency situation is encountered.

RAO Service Appointments: