Retirees, Surviving Spouses and Members in Transition


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AFSA Governing Board (2013-2015)

Retiree Vice President

Retiree Representatives

Contact Information

Todd Thurwachter
Retiree Counselor
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(202) 338-4045, ext. 509,

Matthew Sumrak
Retiree Counselor and Legislative Assistant
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(202) 338-4045, ext. 718,

AFSA Newsletter

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Getting Ready for Retirement

Federal Benefits Speakers Series

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AFSA Retiree VP Columns

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Retiree Activities and Public Outreach

How to Join

If you recently retired and did not fill out a form to change from active-duty to retiree membership, you can download the necessary forms by clicking here. If you choose not to apply online, please mail the completed membership and automatic annuity deduction forms to AFSA at 2101 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037, or fax them to (202) 338-6820.