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|
US ARMY RECRUITING VISIT
On March 25 (Monday) and March 26 (Tuesday) Subic RAO at #34 National Highway, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo CityVIETNAM VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY
March 29, 2019 (Friday) 1100-1300 at Arizona Resort Barrio Baretto.
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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August 21 - Ninoy Aquino Day
August 26 - Heroes Day
RAO Subic will be closed from August 1 to August 2 for construction.
Mail Day Change:
In view of the closure on August 1 to August 2, mail run will be today vice wednesday to allow extra time to pick up mail.
Due to large amounts of rain recently, "Dengue" is now epidemic in a number of provinces and spreading rapidly. If a family member should take sick and develop a high fever. Do not hesitate to go to a reputable Doctor, "Dengue" is a rapidly increasing illness. A short period of time procrastinating can mean the difference between Life and Death especially in the youth and seniors. Although there are many preventions you can take, there is no 100% method of ensuring you or your family are not affected. Common sense should prevail in keeping possible mosquito breeding ares to a minimum. Emptying anything that can collect water around the outside of the house, filling in puddles, and etc. can be somewhat effective. Using mosquito repellant in mosquito prone areas, whether at home or away from home. Local stores are selling large variety of lotions that does not have a perfumy aroma, that can be easily resolved by finding a AVON salesperson and buying some "Skin So Soft". You get a two-fer with that, it is a very effective repellent and softens the skin while having a sweet smell. Try it and you'll be surprised I'm sure. Recent reports states that 420 childrens whom had died this season, and surely thats not a true number as many go unreported.
We all know guys who were heroes while on active duty, and also read guys who unselfishly put themselves in dangers way to save others in civilian life, but there are also those rare breed who without any monetary reward, give of themselves to help other vets and sometimes do things that are life altering for them. Like Mike Campbell of the American Legion in Angeles reported Naval Base Heaven this past week. Mike was one of those unsung heroes who dedicated himself to helping his brothers in need, throughout his time in the Philippines, Mike gave of himself and his reward was the thank you's and smiles he received in payment. President Reagan once said "Many ask if they made a difference in their lives, the marines never have to ask that question", Mike was also one who never asked that of himself, he truly did make a difference. No doubt St. Peter was standing by to welcome Mike aboard. Fair winds and following sea's brother you surely will be missed.
On this day in history July 29, 1967 repairs were made at Subic Bay and the ship returned to Norfolk for full duty.OUTREACH
STILL NO WORD ON OUTREACH SCHEDULE FOR APRIL, WILL PUBLISH SOON AS REC'D.