Retired Activities Office

Welcome Navy Region Northwest Retirees

Welcome to the Virtual Military Retiree Seminar. We have assembled a collection of videos from Rear Adm. Collins 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 if you have any questions about the material on this page.


Rear Adm. Brad Collins  |  Commanding Officer of Navy Region Northwest

To start, Commander, Navy Region Northwest Rear Adm. Collins sends his greetings and thanks in honor of Veteran's Day.

  • Wishing you well on Veteran's Day
  • Recognizing life-long service
  • Highlighting your impact


Rick Larsen  |  US Representative, Washington State 2nd Congressional District

A message from Rep. Larsen, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.

  • Sailor shoutout
  • Veteran's Day message
  • Direct support information


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.

  • FY22 MOAA Priorities
  • Legislative Goals
  • New Legislation Being Proposed
  • TRICARE changes, COLA update 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


Separating from Active Duty

TriCare options for those who are set to retire. 



Washington State Dept. of Veteran's Affairs

Visit the Washington State Department of Veteran's Affairs YouTube page for informational videos.

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: