The American Retirees Association (ARA) and its Mission

The American Retirees Association (ARA) is a non profit organization, chartered expressly to deal with the impact of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) (10 U.S.C. 1408 et seq.) on uniformed service personnel. The ARA was founded by Vic Wintress:

Dennis Egge, President, ARA

ARA administrative headquarters is located in Redlands, California, where our financial, newsletter and literature publication and product sales, etc., matters are managed by our office staff. We address policy, legislative and military divorce action issues at our (703) 527-3065 action line.

Current, past and prospective members are encouraged to contact us at and (909) 557-0107 or by Fax at (909) 335-2711.

The 703-number is our action line for anyone seeking our help with their USFSPA military divorce action questions; The 909 numbers are for ARA members.

If you are wondering why we still use FAX, it’s because fax is still one of the most direct and instantaneous means of reaching a congressman or other members of government with your message. If you don’t have a fax machine try

The service is free and will tell you if your senator or congressman still uses fax in his/her offices.