Retired Activities Office
Subic Bay, Philppines
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 Military 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.
HOURS OF DIRECTOR
|0900 to 1500 Monday through Friday|
|Closed on US and Philippine Holidays|
|Jack Walker||OR: PSC 517 Box 5000R|
|USMC (Ret.)||FPO AP 96517|
|Director||Phone: [+63] 47-222-2314|
|P.O. Box 075||Fax: [+63] 47-222-2899|
|Olongapo City, 2200 Philippines||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
SPECIAL SOCIAL SECURITY OUTREACH
On September 19 (Thursday) Subic RAO at Mansion Garden Hotel (Dewey Avenue corner Bonifacio Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City, Zambales 2222)SPECIAL SOCIAL SECURITY OUTREACH
On September 20 (Friday) Subic RAO at Park Inn by Radisson (M.A. Roxas Highway, Barangay Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga 2010)
You MUST REGISTER so we can budget for refreshments
June 21, 2019 (Friday)
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|New Year's||U.S./PHL||Wed, Jan 1|
|M. L. King Jr.||U.S.||Mon, Jan 21|
|Chinese New Year||PHL||Tue, Feb. 5|
|Presidents Day||U.S.||Mon, Feb 18|
|Bataan & Corregidor||PHL||Tue, Apr 9|
|Maundy Thurs||PHL||Thu, Apr. 18|
|Good Friday||PHL||Fri, Apr. 19|
|Phil. Labor||PHL||Wed, May 1|
|U.S. Memorial||U.S.||Mon, May 27|
|Eid-ul-Fitr||PHL||Wed, Jun 5|
|Philippine Independence||PHL||Wed, Jun 12|
|U.S. Independence||U.S.||Thu, Jul 4|
|Ninoy Aquino||PHL||Wed, Aug 21|
|Heroes||PHL||Mon, Aug 26|
|U.S. Labor||U.S.||Mon, Sep 2|
|Columbus||U.S.||Mon, Oct 14|
|All Saints||PHL||Fri, Nov 1|
|Veterans||U.S.||Mon, Nov 11|
|Thanksgiving||U.S.||Thu, Nov 28|
|Bonifacio||PHL||Sat, Nov 30|
|Christmas||U.S./PHL||Wed, Dec 25|
|Rizal Day||PHL||Mon, Dec 30|
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Dec 25 - Christmas
Dec 30 - Rizal Day
Weather Alert - U.S. Embassy Manila(December 2, 2019)
Location: The Philippines
Event: Typhoon Kammuri (local name Tisoy) is forecast to make landfall over Catanduanes, Albay, or Sorsogon the evening of Monday, December 2 to early morning, Tuesday, December 3 and track westward. Residents of the affected storm path may experience strong winds and heavy rains, with possible flooding, landslides, and dangerous driving conditions, on Tuesday, December 3 through Wednesday, December 4.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid travel to typhoon affected areas until the storm has departed the Philippines.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Notify friends and family of your safety.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Seek secure shelter in heavy wind and rain.
- Monitor the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration website at PAG-ASA Website.
Based on the above we can not predict at this time when the mail run will occur. As soon as we know if the courier feels safe in making the trip we will publish it. Thank you for your cooperation. Stay safe!
Army Recruitment Visit RAO Subic
We are happy to announce that the U.S. Army will be doing a recruiting visit to our office on November 13, 2019. Must meet the following requirements:
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or green Card Holder
- Age range of 17 (with parental consent) to 34
- Graduated High School
- Height and weight proportionate
- No criminal record
- No major health issues
RAO Staff Training
We are proud to announce that all the staff members of the RAO are now certified to provide emergency assistance in First Aid/CPR and AED, in the event a member suffers a sudden illness or accident while visiting us. We are proud to continue to help our heroes.
AA meetings held at RAO M-F 1200 to 1300
Toys for Tykes
We are into the second week of our annual fund drive for the program and are doing pretty good, remenber we are having bake sales, cookies, pies, RAO coffee and umbrellas on Wednesday. Stop by get your mail and give a little something for the Tykes, while enjoying some great baked goods. Donate P1000 and get a month off 2020 dues.-->
UPCOMING CLINIC CLOSURES:
The U.S. Embassy, along with the VA Manila Regional Office and Outpatient Clinic, will be closed in recognition of the following public holidays:US Columbus Day
Monday, October 14Philippine All Saints Day
Friday, November 1US Veteran’s Day
Monday, November 11US Thanksgiving Day
US Thanksgiving Day
NOTE: Plan ahead and order your refills 10 work days in advance of holiday closures. Air21 is closed on Philippine holidays so medications will be delayed if you fail to request refills 10 days in advance. If you run out of medications for a service connected condition, you can buy the medicine and file a claim for reimbursement from the FMP.
stop by the RAO on 30 and 31 October, with your little witches and goblins for some trick or treats, they will enjoy the decorations.
RAO has ordered a large single page 2020 calendar. It also lists all the holidays in the margin. On sale soon. It's big enough to satisfy even the optically challenged.
Toys For Tykes
Next time you stop for mail pick-up buy some baked goods, coffee cups or umbrellas to support our annual Christmas drive for the kids.
VA Meds Delay via Mail
Some of us have experienced a delayed receipt of our refills via mail. This is not due to any delay caused by the VA, but rather is due to a security policy change. Our courier now picks up the meds from FPO. Previously he would pick up at VA, but change, has resulted in delays. We now have to wait for VA to send the meds to FPO for our pick-up. Depending on the day they send them to FPO, dictates when we will receive them IE: they send them on Thursday that means they don't get picked up until the following Wed on the normal mail run. We are discussing this with VA leadership to see what we can do to avoid any delays, stay tuned.
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