retiree resources

welcome, mib retirees

MIB Retirees

Welcome to the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Make it Better for Retirees Resource Page.  A little less than a year ago our base started a campaign called, Make it Better. Through this campaign we are informing Airmen about the opportunities they have available throughout the installation and the community. We are also making vast improvements to many of the programs that are already in place.  The goal of this page is to provide a one-stop shop for information you need to knowledgably gain access to and utilize your retiree benefits.


At Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, we appreciate our retiree community.  Your years of selfless sacrifice and service have molded our armed forces into what it has become today and has made our nation great. Seymour Johnson AFB is committed to honoring and serving you!

retiree resources

Employment Assistance

Seymour Johnson AFB has it's own job opportunities Facebook page. Click the Facebook icon to view the latest job opportunities on and off-base.

The Seymour Johnson AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center (919-722-1123)  assists individuals with researching and reaching for their career goals beyond the military. They provide employment skills training to prepare retirees for a job search - resume writing, interview skills, local job market information, and so much more! They also can help you learn the local State and Federal job markets, and how to find job sources abroad if you are PCSing, retiring or separating. Open to all DoD ID card holders, including DoD civilians and their family members.

Employment events held here at the A&FRC:
·Civilian and FED USA Jobs Resume/Job Search Workshops
·One-on-One Career Counseling available
·One-on-One Resume Review
·Group Resume Reviews
·Federal Resume Reviews
·Quarterly Job Fairs

We maintain job postings from a variety of local, National, and International employers in our Discovery Center, to include businesses looking to hire veterans and their family members.

Ultimate Job Search Workshop Schedule
Sign-up for this comprehensive job search skills workshop to include skills assessment, Financial management, preparing for the job search, job search strategies, how to work Job and Career Fairs, networking benefits, resume writing, following up on job opportunities, cover letters and interview techniques. This is geared for the active job seeker, and will get you motivated for the planning and preparation it takes to land the ultimate job. Open to all job seekers (Active duty, Retiree's, Military Spouses, Family Members, college students). 

Seymour Johnson AFB is also working with the state of North Carolina to provide an easier avenue for retirees seeking employment to jobs. Click the following links for job opportunities in the area: www.ncworks.gov www.usajobs.gov.

Financial Planning

The Seymour Johnson AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center (919-722-1123) assists retirees with Financial Planning and budgeting. Classes and individual appointments are offered monthly to those who are in need of financial council.

Health and Wellness

The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) is committed to providing premier health and wellness services to members of the Seymour Johnson community. The HAWC encourages healthy lifestyle practices and aims to provide comprehensive, quality, out-come based health promotion and disease prevention programs. Its services are designed to improve overall quality of life of both active-duty members and retirees by helping to prevent major diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. For additional information, call the HAWC at (919) 722-0407 Mondays-Fridays between 0730-1630.

Legal Assistance

The Base Legal Office (919-722-5322) provides legal assistance in connection with personal civil legal matters to support and sustain command effectiveness and readiness. Under 10 U.S.C. §1044, the ability to offer legal assistance and legal services to the eligible categories of personnel is contingent upon the availability of legal staff resources and expertise. Although legal assistance is not separately funded, it has been provided for members of the armed forces since 1943 and is now perceived as one of the benefits of military service.

Legal assistance establishes an attorney-client relationship between the client and Air Force attorney and consists of Air Force attorneys providing advice on personal, civil legal matters to eligible beneficiaries. For any other legal concern, the Air Force remains the client of the Air Force attorney. On such other matters, Air Force attorneys cannot provide advice to, or enter into an attorney-client relationship with, individuals or entities.  Air Force attorneys, acting in an official capacity, may not enter into an attorney-client relationship in the following areas:

- Buying and Selling a Home
- Buying Used Cars
- Changing Your State of Legal Residence
- Child Custody & Visitation
- Divorce Alimony and Property Division
- Driving While Impaired (DWI) in North Carolina
- DWI or DUI in NC
- Last Will & Testament
- Powers of Attorney
- Taxes
-Casualty Affairs

Education Beyond Military

The SJAFB Education Center (919-722-5800) provides support and encourage voluntary education for military members, retirees and those transitioning out of the military. Councelors are available for those looking to continuing their education following there service as an active-duty military member.

Retiree resources


The Seymour Johnson AFB Veterans Affairs Council is an all-volunteer council consisting of veterans who are willing to provide first hand council and networking with individuals who will soon be retiring from active duty or reserve status in the armed forces. They aim to assist in providing retiree related information for both Air Force retirees and retirees of other U.S. military branches and the DOD.

The Retiree Activities Office is also seeking volunteers to serve in various areas of the community. Please call (919) 722-0111 and ask for the Retiree Activities Office for further information.

Benefits Aid

The Veterans Affairs Office offers local assistance when it comes to effectively utilizing the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The VBA provides a variety of benefits and services to Service members, Veterans, and their families. VBA has been undergoing a major transformation that is people-centric, results-oriented, and a forward-looking integration of solutions that will ensure total lifelong engagement with Service members, Veterans, and their families. Below are some of the major program offices of VBA.

Office of Disability Assistance

-Compensation Service: Oversees the delivery of disability compensation, a tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.

-Pension and Fiduciary Service: Provides program oversight that helps wartime Veterans, their families, and survivors with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through Veterans Pension, Death Pension, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. Protects the benefits paid to our most vulnerable beneficiaries who, because of disease, injury, or infirmities of advanced age, are unable to manage their VA benefits.

-Insurance Service: Maintains life insurance programs that give financial security and peace of mind for Service members, Veterans, and their families.

-Benefits Assistance Service: Facilitates client services and outreach, web communications, and ensures quality and training for VBA employees who engage Service members, Veterans, and their families through client services such as the National Call Center.

Office of Economic Opportunity:

-Education Service: Administers VA's education programs that provide education and training benefits to eligible Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Service members, Veterans, and dependents.

-Loan Guaranty Service: Provides oversight of the VA Guaranteed Home Loan Program that guarantees home loans in varying amounts. Ensures Veteran's rights are protected when purchasing a home under this program. Oversees administration of specially adapted housing grants for certain severely disabled Service members and Veterans so they can adapt or acquire suitable housing.

-Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) Service: Assists Service members and Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, obtain, and maintain suitable employment; start their own business; or receive independent-living services. Oversees their education and provides career counseling to help guide career paths and ensure the most effective use of VA benefits.

-Transition, Employment, and Economic Impact: The Office of Transition, Employment, and Economic Impact is dedicated to helping transitioning Service members, Veterans, and their families take advantage of the benefits they have earned to connect with meaningful careers and achieve long-term economic success.

To access the VBA directly visit their website at http://benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/about.asp

 

The Frequently Asked Question section will be updated as questions are submitted to the Veterans Affairs at sjafbveteransaffairs@us.af.mil