Retiree Support - Port Hueneme

The Ventura Military Retiree Newsletter is available in the downolads section.

The Retired Activities Office supports and enriches the lives of military retired personnel, their families and eligible former spouses of military retirees. The RAO serves as a liaison between local military retirees, organizations and agencies working to ensure retirees receive their benefits and entitlements earned for their military service.

Those organizations and agencies include: Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS), Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR) and the Veterans Administration (VA). RAOs are primarily staffed by military retirees serving as volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at a RAO, please contact the RAO nearest to you.

 Services Provided

  • Entitlements
  • Benefits
  • Privileges
  • Incapacitated/Dependent (Adult Child)
  • Getting things in order checklist
  • Preparing claims
    • Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP)
    • Death Benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System
    • Unpaid compensation
    • Allotment changes
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    • Report of Existence (ROE)
    • MyPay enrollment
    • Change of address/direct deposit/beneficiary/state and federal tax withholdings
    • IRS report of military retired or annuity pay received (IRS form 1099R)
    • Form authorizing withholding’s of military retired or annuity pay received (IRS forms  W-4/W-4P)
    • Legal referrals
    • Wills, trust, and probate
    • Bankruptcy
    • Family Law
    • Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA)
    • Former spouse percentage of retired pay as determined by the “Brown’s Formula”
    • Survivor Benefit Plan/Program (SBP) Counseling
    • Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
    • Agencies supporting and providing military benefits and entitlements
    • National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) to request active duty service and medical records


  • Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)
  • Medicare, Social Security, TRICARE, Elder Abuse
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Tax Preparation Assistance
  • U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
  • CALVETS (California VA benefits & entitlements)
  • Navy Legal, Legal Aid Society Government Life Insurance
  • Military Burial at Sea


Facility Phone
Burial at Sea Program 619-532-8066
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) 800-538-9552
Department of Veterans Affairs 800-827-1000
Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS) 800-321-1080  
Nationwide ID Lab Facilities Make an appointment 
• ID Lab Naval Air Station North Island 619-545-9501
• ID Lab Naval Base San Diego 619-556-9248
• ID Lab Naval Medical Center San Diego:. 619-532-6557


Navy Region Southwest Resources

Military Funeral Honors 619-556-9790
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for Civil Service Employment/Annuit Pay 888-767-6738
San Diego County Veterans Service Office 858-694-3222
Social Security Administration 800-772-1213


California National Cemeteries (open)

Bakersfield National Cemetery 866-632-1845
Miramar National Cemetery 858-658-7360
Riverside National Cemetery 951-653-8417
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery 707-693-2460
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery 209-854-1040

Information about California State Veterans Cemeteries and both open and closed National Cemeteries



TRICARE Express scripts

Mail Order Pharmacy 877-782-8731
TRICARE for Life (TCL) 866-773-0404
TRICARE Information Center 877-988-9378