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Thursday, May 28, 2015
VFW Post 11447 Barrio Barretto, Olongapo City


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December 18, 2014

Embassy Outreach November 2014
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November 2014

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Retired Activities Office
Subic Bay, Philippines
  RAO Subic Bay is an Independent Retired Activities Coordination Office which provides vital services to U.S. military retirees living in this area, remote from any Navy installation.

Authorization & Support

The RAO is authorized by SECNAVINST 5420.169J and OPNAVINST 1720.3F to tailor its services to the needs of the local retired community, and bears full responsibility for financing its operation and maintenance costs. The RAO receives the same DoD support offered to any retiree or patriotic organization.

Corrections, Additions, & Deletions

This informal and unofficial information was prepared by members of the RAO who are also members of the VFW, FRA and American Legion. If you note any errors, want to contribute, or would like to see something revised, added or deleted, please pass your comments to RAO Voice or call/email the RAO Director at the address listed below.

0900 to 1500 Monday through Friday
        Closed on US and Philippine Holidays

Jack Walker
USMC (Ret.)

P.O. Box 075
Olongapo City, 2200
OR: PSC 517 Box RS
FPO AP 96517-1000
Phone: [+63] 47-222-2314
Fax: [+63] 47-222-2899
Email: dir@raosubic.com
Important Announcement
Jimmy Tyler

With a heavy heart the RAO notifies all that Jimmy Ray Tyler, our shipmate, friend and mentor has reported to his final duty station aboard the USS Heaven. Jim reported to the Skipper this morning. All sister organizations are asked to place a container in their areas for donations to his family to help defray the associated expenses. The RAO thanks all for their help in this. The RAO building subic has been renamed in his honor.

Jimmy Ray Tyler died on 21 Nov 2014. Jim was 60 years old.

Jimmy joined the U.S. Navy in June 1972 and retired in July 1992 with 20 years of service. Jim was a SH2 (E-5) when he retired. His last duty assignment was aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) out of NAS Alameda, CA. Awards received included the National Defense Service Medal (2); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; SW Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star; Overseas Service Ribbon (4th); Meritorious Unit Comm.; and the Good Conduct Medal (2nd). He served the local Retired Activities Office (RAO) in Olongapo City, Philippines. He became the Director of the RAO following the death of Chester Gross in Feb 2008. Jim retired from service at the RAO earlier this year. He is survived by his wife and has a son on active duty in the Navy, an HMC (E-7). Services will be performed for Jim on Wednesday, 26 Nov and he will be cremated on Thursday.


FY 2014 VA Manila Handbook

Available for download: VA Manila Handbook 2014 (1.1MB)


All Concerned Military Retired & Dep ID's

ID Card initial issue is through JUSMAG at the embassy. Renewal for Vets and dependants is accomplished through mail in. See JUSMAG website on U S Embassy page for instructions.


RAO Membership Account

RAO dues will be $6.00 per month or $72.00 per year This is a standard flat rate, There will be no partial paymentsaccepted. We prefer dollars or dollar instruments we also accept Philippine pesos depending on the exchange rate. Due to Philippine banking restrictions no money orders can be accepted.

New Year's U.S./PHL Thu, Jan 1
M. L. King Jr. U.S. Mon, Jan 19
Presidents U.S. Mon, Feb 16
Chinese New Year PHL Thu, Feb 19
Maundy Thurs PHL Thu, Apr 2
Good Friday PHL Fri, Apr 3
Bataan & Corregidor PHL Wed, Apr 9
Phil. Labor PHL Fri, May 1
U.S. Memorial U.S. Mon, May 25
Philippine Independence PHL Fri, Jun 12
U.S. Independence U.S. Fri, Sat, Jul 3,4
Ninoy Aquino PHL Thu, Aug 21
Heroes PHL Mon, Aug 31
U.S. Labor U.S. Mon, Sep 7
Columbus U.S. Mon, Oct 12
All Saints PHL Sun, Nov 1
Veterans U.S. Wed, Nov 11
Thanksgiving U.S. Thu, Nov 26
Bonifacio PHL Mon, Nov 30
Christmas U.S./PHL Fri, Dec 25
Rizal Day PHL Wed, Dec 30


RAO Staff
From top left: Amelito De Guzman, Crispulo Bronil, Gloria Oliva De Guzman, Marife Tayabas, Lyca O. De Guzman, Ma. Emilina D. Doble, Nonoy L. Acma, Solomon D. Rico
Seated from left: Ken Kimura, Jack Walker, Jeff Robinson
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