National Retiree Help Desk (NRHD) Hotline:
Is available to assist and / or to answer any questions that a retiree or a retiree spouse has regarding benefits (other than those relating to pay), health care issues, assistance in obtaining important forms and/or papers, etc.
Contacted by phone or e-mail:
Questions concerning pay should be directed to the Pay & Personnel Center's Retiree and Annuitant Services (PPC (RAS) Branch Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 1-800-772-8724 Phone: 1-785-339-3415 -- 0730-1600 M-F
How do I report a change in financial institution, account number or change of address?
Commanding Officer (RAS)
U. S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 SE Quincy Street
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Toll Free: 1-866-772-8724
Commercial - 1-785-339-2200
You may request a copy of your service record by calling, e-mailing, or writing the National Archives.
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132
The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), which is headquartered at Fort Lee, VA., operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees, and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones.
•Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
•Navy Exchange (NEX)
•Marine Corps Exchange (MCX)
Legal assistance offices can help address concerns about legal rights or obligations by providing information or giving a referral. For more information visit the legal resources website of MilitaryOneSource.
Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR)
Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR) programs are an integral part of the military pay and benefits package. They ensure high quality and consistent community support for service members and their families. Find your local MWR Office for more information on DoD Lodging and related travel.
Military planes (and planes contracted by the military) have mission assignments throughout the world and often offer empty seats to eligible passengers. For service members and their families, traveling Space Available (Space-A) on military flights can be a great benefit, but you have to be flexible. Military flights are unpredictable and subject to delays and cancellations.
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Some of these benefits may be utilized while on active duty. These benefits are codified in Title 38 of the United States Code. For more information, visit the VA's Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet website.