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: email@example.com|
|New Year's Day||U.S. & PHL||Fri, Jan. 1|
|M. L. King Jr.||U.S.||Mon, Jan. 17|
|1st Phil. Republic Day||PHL||Sun, Jan. 23|
|Chinese New Year||PHL||Tue, Feb. 1|
|President's Day||U.S.||Mon, Feb. 21|
|EDSA People Power Revolution||PHL||Fri, Feb. 25|
|Bataan & Corregidor||PHL||Sat, Apr. 9|
|Maundy Thurs||PHL||Thu, Apr. 14|
|Good Friday||PHL||Fri, Apr. 15|
|Black Saturday||PHL||Sat, Apr. 16|
|Easter Sunday||PHL||Sun, Apr. 17|
|Phil. Labor Day||PHL||Sub, May. 1|
|Eid-al-Fitr||PHL||Mon, May. 2|
|U.S. Memorial Day||U.S.||Mon, May. 30|
|Philippine Independence Day||PHL||Sun, Jun. 12|
|U.S. Independence Day||U.S.||Mon, Jul. 4|
|Eid al-Adha||PHL||Sat, Jul. 9|
|Ninoy Aquino Day||PHL||Sun, Aug. 21|
|National Heroes Day||PHL||Mon, Aug. 16|
|U.S. Labor Day||U.S.||Mon, Sep. 5|
|Columbus Day||U.S.||Mon, Oct. 10|
|All Saints Day||PHL||Tue, Nov. 1|
|All Souls Day||PHL||Wed, Nov. 2|
|Veterans Day||U.S.||Fri, Nov. 11|
|Thanksgiving||U.S.||Thu, Nov. 24|
|Bonifacio Day||PHL||Wed, Nov. 30|
|Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion||PHL||Thu, Dec. 8|
|Christmas Day||U.S. & PHL||Sunday, Dec. 25|
|Rizal Day||PHL||Fri, Dec. 30|
|New Year's Eve||U.S. & PHL||Sat, Dec. 31|
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RAO Subic Office will be closed on the following Philippine and/or U.S. Holidays below:November
- November 1, 2022 - All Saints Day
- November 2, 2022 - All Souls Day
- November 11, 2022 - Veterans Day
- November 24, 2022 - Thanksgiving Day
- November 30, 2022 - Bonifacio Day
- December 8, 2022 - Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion
- December 25, 2022 - Chrstmas Day
- December 30, 2022 - Rizal Day
- December 31, 2022 - New Year's Eve
Regarding my previous post about Another way to say goodbye." Since sending the post I have received a ton of FB comments, emails and even phone calls at 6 in the morning, sending me well wishes, prayers and blessings. I was somewhat astounded by all this. The post quotes a response I received from a informational email I sent out. It was not my final goodbye as some misinterpreted. I am alive and kicking and doing well. (probably to the chagrin of some haha), the outpouring of concern is much appreciated, guess I didnt realize how many appreciate what we post. I think either I need to learn to write better or some need to learn to read better, particular apologies for those who called and had a dead man answer. Although I did die 12 years ago, I'm doing fine now, As Samuel Clemens once remarked, " the reports of my death have been much exaggerated". God Bless all.
A DIFFERENT WAY TO SAY GOODBYE
As many might suspect, along with all the info I put out on the 7 veteran and citizen FB group pages I am involved in, I also send thousands of emails each month. I get all kinds of responses good and bad, but this one really kinda caught me off guard, what a great way to continue ones legacy.
To all my families and friends: if you get this email, it means I am no longer able to respond due to a serious condition or I am already DEAD. Thank you for all the happy memories. I may not be perfect but I've done my best. The best way I know how. To my children, my grandkids, although I never seen you in a long time I am always thinking about you, praying for happy and safe life. I am satisfied the way everything turned out, I raised good, respectable children. May you continue to love, take care of your families like I love and protected you. Goodbye to all. See you on the other side.
USDA blames Russia for rising price of Thanksgiving dinner
The United States has one of the mightiest militaries in the world, there's no doubt about that. In fact, many would agree that it is the most powerful fighting force the world has ever seen. With bases all over the globe, this military is spread over an expanse of land that would make even Genghis Khan or Julius Caesar green with envy. Although countries like China and maybe Russia have some advanced and numerous military forces, they would both have to team up to have even a slim chance of defeating the US Armed forces in conventional armed conflict.
Of course, that would be very rare, since several superpowers these days are armed with enough nukes to blow each other up several times over. Because everyone has a metaphorical gun to each other's head, peace is ensured. Ironic. But there are instances in the past, present, and possible future where proxy wars show how the US army operates. This fighting force has a rich history, and some interesting facts surround this powerful military. People who have served know all about the US Armed Forces. But how well do you know the US Military? Take the quiz and find out for yourself.
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The Department of Agriculture says Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine is one reason why your Thanksgiving dinner costs more than it did last year.
A USDA memo this month said turkey prices will be higher because of this year’s outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which led to the death of 8 million turkeys in 2022. But USDA also said "Russia’s war on Ukraine and drought across the United States" are other factors that are "pushing up the price of Thanksgiving staples."
Large underwater volcano likely erupting beneath Pacific Ocean's surface, scientists warn
A large submarine volcano is likely erupting deep beneath the Pacific Ocean.
However, scientists don't know for sure because the Ahyi Seamount is so inaccessible.
Located in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said Monday that all indications point to the volcano beginning to erupt in mid-October when hydroacoustic sensors at Wake Island began to record signals consistent with such activity.
United States Air Force Recruiter Visit
RAO Subic Activities
Please be advised RAO will be closed 11 Nov for Veterans Day, and Nov 24th for Thanksgiving.
The tentatively scheduled USN recruitment visit, has been postponed. They hope to come next quarter, funding permitting.
Nov 16 0900, Free eye exam at RAO.
VERY INTERESTING MEDICAL STUDY
You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you should never pick your friends nose, and by all means dont pick a rats nose!
This may seem somewhat controversial but in the interest of transparency...
Last year marked both the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the tragic fall of Kabul, Afghanistan; the beginning and end of a 20-year war that will forever define the current generation. We stand here today at an important inflection point as a nation. A generation of men and women who bravely volunteered to protect their beloved nation had a simple expectation that this nation would in turn always protect them. Currently, we are failing these veterans. After 20 years of mental and physical scars, thousands of veterans are forced to travel to other countries to receive life-saving mental health treatments coming in the unexpected form of psychedelics.
Tricare and FEDVIP open seasons begin Nov. 14; what you need to know
With Tricare open season approaching, it’s time to start thinking about whether you need to make changes.
Open season starts Nov. 14 and ends Dec. 13.
During that time, you can enroll in a health plan, change health plans or switch between individual and family enrollment. You can also remain in the plan you have, of course.
Meet the American who first commanded the Marines: Revolutionary War hero Samuel Nicholas
Major Samuel Nicholas enjoys a distinction in the heroic history of the United States Marine Corps that will never be supplanted.
He was the first Marine.
The Philadelphia Quaker, orphaned as a 7-year-old boy, answered the call of a rebellious new nation and organized the first battalions of Continental Marines in Philadelphia in November 1775, in the early days of the American Revolution.
Some of our members are running into problems getting meds now that VA is closed down. A member has forwarded the below info regarding a Dr friend of his who is interested in helping our vets. The member has known him for years and vouches for him enthusiastically!
The RAO does not know him and can't endorse but if you need help give him a try and see.
DANIEL SALVADOR L. REDOÑA, MD
Clinic Address: JH ORIENTAL MEDICAL CLINIC Blk 48 Lot 10 Friendship Highway Bgy Cutcut, Angeles City 2009 Pampanga
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