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Posted 9/15/2014 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.

September 2014

The Fort McCoy Lower Michigan Retiree Affairs Council's 2014 Retiree Appreciation Day takes place at the joint dining facility on Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, Sept. 20. All uniformed military service retirees (including reserve "gray area" retirees within a couple of years of full retirement), their spouses, widows and widowers are welcome to attend. There will be morning coffee and pastries as well as a hot lunch, which offers a meat or vegetarian main course for a cost of $12 per person. Conference subjects include pension issues, TRICARE medical and dental benefits, pending legislation, national cemeteries and Veterans Affairs activities. Representatives will be available to assist getting new ID cards or to render legal assistance and schedule follow-on appointments. Feel free to contact us via email at or call 586-239-5580, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to download the registration form and tentative agenda.

All retirees, regardless of service, and their families are invited to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, for a Retiree Appreciation Day on Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to noon. The event takes place in Bldg. 2841 at 3630 Stanley Rd. Approximately 70 exhibits are expected, and medical representatives from San Antonio Military Medical Center are planning a health fair and will offer flu shots. This special day is being sponsored by the Retiree Activities Offices at Randolph and Lackland, and the Retiree Service Office at Fort Sam Houston. For more information, call the Randolph RAO at 210-652-6880, or send email to

October 2014

The Retiree Appreciation Day at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware., takes place Oct. 4 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 Oct 25 in Rock Island, Illinois. For more information, call 563-445-0191.

November 2014

The Annual Military Retired Personnel Seminar and Resource Fair is taking place Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at California's Navy Base San Diego in the Anchors and Spurs Catering Conference Center at 2375 Recreation Way in Bldg. 3210. People planning to attend must register in advance - first-come, first-served - by calling Diana Huff at 858-277-4259.

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