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The RAO acts as a binding link between retired Service Members, their family members and survivors to provide assistance with matters concerning benefits and entitlements.
The Retired Activities Office is located at Camp Foster Marine and Family Program Bldg. 445. For inquiries or assistance, please email RAO@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org or call 645-3151.
MCCS is seeking volunteers for the Retired Activities Office. This position offers retired Service Members an opportunity to support fellow retirees and their families living on Okinawa. Your experience and knowledge can be incredibly valuable in making a difference for people seeking assistance.You can make a direct impact by volunteering your knowledge and time to assist with Survivors benefits, Social Security benefits, medical related assistance, retirement pay, and more!
For additional information on the volunteer position requirements, duties, and responsibilities please view the RAO Volunteer Announcement.
If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please contact Joanne Whitman at 645-3151/7810 or at RAO@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org.
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Due to the COVID-19 protocols, the Veterans Affairs Office’s located at Camp Foster Marine and Family Program Bldg. 445 and Kadena Air Base Airman and Family Readiness Center Bldg. 220, were closed effective 20 March 2020. All appointments were suspended indefinitely. We will make every effort to reschedule appointments when the opportunity is made available.
For VA inquiries you may email
VA eLearning Offering Flyer
VA Women's Health Transition Training Flyer
Veteran Resources for additional resources for veterans.
VA Benefit Advisors
For inquiries on education, health care, life insurance, or home loans, please see the below flyers for Camp S.D. Butler VA Advisors contact information. The VA Advisors are located at the Camp Foster Education Center Bldg. 5679 second floor room 20.
Camp Foster Cedric Barron
Camp Foster Jeff Hanscom
VA e-Learning Opportunities
In an effort to continue to provide informational services, the VA offers eLearning opportunities through Joint Knowledge Online (JKO). The Military Life Cycle (MLC) modules are for Service Members and their family members to learn about DoD and VA services, benefits, and resources that can help set them up for success, in and out of uniform. The modules include VA Education Benefits, Social and Emotional Health Resources, Community Integration Resources, VA Home Loan Guaranty Program, Vet Centers, Survivors and Casualty Assistance Resources, Reserve Component Dual Payments, and VA Life Insurance Benefits. To access these modules visit
https://jko.jten.mil/ and enter the course code listed below:
BENEFITS AND SERVICES TGPS-US006
VA EDUCATION BENEFITS MLC-US013
VA BENEFITS 101 MLC-US014
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH RESOURCES MLC-US018
COMMUNITY INTEGRATION RESOURCES MLC-US020
VET CENTERS MLC-US015
VA LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS MLC-US019
RESERVE COMPONENT DUAL PAYMENTS MLC-US022
SURVIVOR AND CASUALTY ASSISTANCE RESOURCES MLC-US021
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