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|
Fri., January 17, 2020
8:00am to 11:00 Mansion Garden, Hotel Dewey Avenue, cor. Bonifacio St. SBFZ, Olongapo City
January News Letter
RAO Subic Christmas Party
December 23, 2019 (Monday)
Toys For Tykes 2019
December 21, 2019 (Saturday)
Hell Ship Remembrance Ceremony
December 18, 2019 (Wednesday)
View more at the Photo Gallery
|New Year's||U.S./PHL||Wed, Jan. 1|
|M. L. King Jr.||U.S.||Mon, Jan. 20|
|Chinese New Year||PHL||Sat, Jan. 25|
|Presidents Day||U.S.||Mon, Feb. 17|
|Bataan & Corregidor||PHL||Thu, Apr. 9|
|Maundy Thurs||PHL||Thu, Apr. 9|
|Good Friday||PHL||Fri, Apr. 10|
|Phil. Labor||PHL||Fri, May. 1|
|U.S. Memorial||U.S.||Mon, May. 25|
|Eid-ul-Fitr||PHL||Sun, May. 24|
|Philippine Independence||PHL||Fri, Jun. 12|
|U.S. Independence||U.S.||Sat, Jul. 4|
|Ninoy Aquino||PHL||Fri, 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|
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Feb 17 - President's Day
Embassy Outreach (17 JAN 2020)
The outreach for 17 Jan in Olongapo at the Mansion Garden Hotel SBMA from 8-11 has been verified as will happen. Rumors are flying regarding the local holiday and the Taal volcano as being the reason for postponement. They are just that rumors, fake news. The only foreseeable event which could cause a postponement is if the volcano should actually erupt and cause ash fall which renders travel impossible. You should ask the rumor passer what their source is. Fake news about events like this can cause folks to miss the event and can cost them time and money to get the answers they should have at no cost.
Taal Volcano Donation Site
The RAO has volunteered to be a donation/collection point for items destined to assist the folks who have been displaced or lost their worldly possessions as a result of the eruptions of the Taal volcano. We will be accepting items such as clothing, blankets, towels, canned goods, ready to eat food packets, rice and bottled water beginning 15 Jan through 29 Jan. Do a little early spring cleaning and donate them to a great cause. These folks lost the little they have. We also will be donating P100 of members dues to buy more food for them. You can also bring items to the Outreach this Friday for donation. Thank you for giving from your hearts!
United States Embassy Manila, Philippines
Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in Angeles City on January 16, 2020 (Thursday) and in Olongapo City on January 17, 2020 (Friday)
The U.S. Embassy's American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be providing U.S. citizen services in Angeles City on January 16, 2020 and Olongapo City on January 17, 2020. The ACS team will be accompanied by representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Representatives from the Social Security Administration will also provide assistance.
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For further information:
- See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, located at 1201 Roxas Boulevard, at +(63) (2) 5301-2000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(63) (2) 5301-2000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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