Publications for Members

AREA Newsletter

AREA NewsletterAREA’s main communications tool is the quarterly Newsletter, which is published in January, April, July and October. The Newsletter contains the latest retiree news: AREA and chapter happenings; what we’re doing to protect your retirement benefit; news from the Exchange, Congress, DoD and other government programs; the latest from our benefit providers and a health and benefits section in which the Exchange provides up-to-day information about insurance, retirement benefits and 40l (k) programs.

The Newsletter is also our official communications medium for providing election forms for national offices and changes to the constitution and by-laws.

Lastly, we tell you about how AREA and its members are making life better for those around us through the Emergency Relief Fund, the Community Service Program, the Scholarship Program, and groups and individuals participating in ongoing volunteer efforts.

The AREA Newsletter is sent via email to all active National AREA members. To ensure you receive information from the National AREA, to include the newsletter, add and to your email address book.

Information from our members is greatly appreciated. Please submit any news items or questions to

The Exchange Post

Send questions/comments, and name, address and zip code, to Steve Smith, Editor, at

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