Guam Retiree Activities Office bridges the gap Published Aug. 6, 2012 By Airman 1st Class Mariah Haddenham 36th Wing Public Affairs ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The Guam Retiree Activities Office acts as a conduit between the active duty and retired communities, keeping members updated on events and current information. "Our office and our volunteers are here to serve the needs of the community to the best of our abilities," said retired Chief Master Sgt. David Ehlers, Retiree Activities Office director. "We provide information, services and programs for our military retirees of all ranks and services." The RAO is operated solely by volunteers who provide information and assistance to all local area and visiting military retirees, family members and surviving spouses of retirees. "The office maintains a library of pertinent information concerning military retirees and if we don't have an answer for your question, we'll search for it," said Mr. Ehlers. "Our ultimate focus is to support, advance and unify the retired, active duty military, veteran and local communities." Recently, the RAO has been making improvements to the program. "We are in the process of revamping our website by adding more content and making it more user-friendly," said Mr. Ehlers. "When our information is more easily accessible, the volunteers and I will have more opportunities to research events for the retirees and keep them updated with our newsletter." The RAO is located in building 21000, in room 726, above the library. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The office can be reached at (671) 366-2574. To contact the RAO, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or guam.RAO@gmail.com. Those who send an e-mail with "ADD" in the subject line will receive updates on current events and upcoming retiree activities.Individuals should provide their name, rank, service and email. Providing their phone number is optional.