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Posted 4/7/2014 Printable Fact Sheet

Retiree Appreciation Days are a great source of the latest information for retirees and their family members. RADs vary from installation to installation, but most provide an opportunity to renew acquaintances, listen to guest speakers, renew identification cards, get medical checkups, and various other services.

April 2014

F.E. Warren Air Force Base
near Cheyenne, Wyo., is having a Retiree Appreciation Day on April 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include an opening ceremony; guest speakers; breakfast; base tours; base historical videos; ID cards; 24 base, medical and veteran organization booths; and a luncheon. Survivor benefit counselors and retiree pay issue representatives will also be available. Events take place at the 90th Medical Group Center. For more information, call 307-773-5944 or 307-773-2309, or the base public affairs office at 307-773-3381. Send email inquiries to

May 2014

Sheppard Air Force Base
in Texas is holding its 27th Annual Retiree Appreciation Day on May 9 and 10. The two-day event is open to all retirees from all branches of the military and their family members. Activities will include everything from an information fair with medical, legal, finance, and morale, welfare and recreation booths, to a tour and drilldown competition many more activities. Saturday evening there will be a dinner and dance at the Sheppard Club. For more information, visit and click on the "Retiree Appreciation Day" link or call 940-676-5088/3381.

Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas is having a Retiree Appreciation Day on May 3 in Hangar 1080. For more information, contact the base's Retiree Activities Office at 501-987-6095, or toll free 877-815-3111.

Malmstrom Air Force Base near Great Falls in Montana is planning a Retiree Appreciation Weekend taking place May 16 to 18 in conjunction with a commissary case-lot sale. Scheduled activities include a retreat ceremony followed by social hour, medical screenings, informational briefings, a formal dinner with Congressman Steve Daines as guest speaker, and a Sunday brunch. For more information, call 406-731-4751 or 406-866-0683, or send email to

June 2014

The U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey, in conjunction with the Fort Ord Area Retiree Council in California, will host its annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the General Stilwell Community Center, Ord Military Community, on June 14. The RAD is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude with a free lunch served by active-duty service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. For more information on the RAD, call 831-242-5232.

August 2014

Fort McCoy, Wis., is sponsoring a Retiree Appreciation Day on Aug. 15 in Rosemount, Minn. For more information, call 507-474-9297.

Fort McCoy, Wis., is sponsoring a Retiree Appreciation Day on Aug. 28 in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, call 515-277-6113.

September 2014

Fort McCoy, Wis., is the site of a Retiree Appreciation Day on Sept. 5. For more information, call 608-388-3716.

Fort McCoy, Wis., is sponsoring a Retiree Appreciation Day on Sept. 12 in Duluth, Minn. For more information, call 218-590-3144.

The Retiree Appreciation Day at Dover Air Force Base, Del., takes place Sept. 20 at the Landings Club on base. For further information, call 302-677-4612 or email

Fort McCoy, Wis., is sponsoring a Retiree Appreciation Day on Sept. 20 in Selfridge, Mich. For more information, call 586-868-0719.

October 2014

Fort McCoy, Wis., is sponsoring a Retiree Appreciation Day on Oct 25 in Rock Island, Ill. For more information, call 563-445-0191.

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