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Annual Retiree Appreciation Days

Annual Retiree Appreciation Days (RAD) are a great source of information and services for retirees and their family members. RADs vary from installation to installation, but, in general, they provide an opportunity to renew old acquaintances, listen to guest speakers, renew ID Cards, get medical checkups and take advantage of lots of other retiree related services. Many RADs offer TRICARE Retiree Dental Plan (TRDP) info, health screenings and vaccinations. Some RADs include special events such as dinners, golf tournaments, presentations by Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) representatives, etc.

o For more information about the scheduled time a particular RAD will be held on the date(s) indicated, please contact the Retirement Services Office (RSO) sponsoring the RAD.

o Please let me know if you are aware of a RAD that is not listed below. Please provide the RAD location, date, and telephone number of the sponsoring RSO.


o Please advise if a RAD listed below has been canceled\rescheduled or if the RAD date, RSO number, etc., is incorrect.


o Due to budget constraints, some RADs may be cancelled or rescheduled. Also, the scheduled appearances of DFAS representatives may cancelled. Before traveling long distances to attend a RAD, you should call the sponsoring RSO to ensure the RAD will held as scheduled and, if applicable, whether or not DFAS reps will be available.



(As of 29 July 2013)


Location Date Phone Number

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Hinds Community College Pearl, MS 31 July 601-857-3226 (Note 5)

Northern NE (Concord, NH) 3 August 603-495-3042

Rosemount, MN (Twin Cities) 23 August 507-474-9297

Des Moines, IA 29 August 515-964-3782

Fort McCoy, WI 6 September 608-388-3716

Fort Leonard Wood, MO 6-7 September 573-596-0947

Idaho Air RAD Boise, ID 8 September 208-272-5755 (Note 10)

Duluth, MN 13 September 715-398-3152

Ellsworth AFB, SD 13 September 605-385-3600 (Note 8)

Camp Pendleton, CA 14 September 760-725-3400

Grand Forks AFB, ND 14 September 701-747-4295

Nellis AFB, NV 14 September 702-652-9978

Fort Sill, OK 19-21 September 580-442-2645

Fort Belvoir, VA 20 September 703-806-4551

Fort Drum, NY 21 September 315-772-6434

Fort Lee, VA 21 September 804-734-6555

NAS Lemoore, CA 21 September 559-998-4042\2977

Selfridge, MI 21 September 586-239-5580

Torii Station, JA 26 September 046-407-3940

Hill AFB, UT 27 September 801 777-5735

MOAA El Paso, TX 27 September 915-533-5111 (Note 13)

Scott AFB, IL 27-28 September 618-256-5092 (Note 11)

Camp LeJeune, NC 28 September 910-451-0287

Fort Bliss, TX 28 September 915-569-6233\568-5204

Fort Hamilton, NY 28 September 718-630-4552

Minneapolis, MN 28 September 800-231-3517

Mystic Lake, MN (JRAD) 28 September 612-713-4664 (Note 4)

Hurlburt Field, FL 3-4 October 850-884-5443

Fort Campbell, KY 5 October 270-798-5280

Misawa AB, JA 5 October 0176-77-4428

Schofield Barracks, HI 5 October 808-655-1514 (Note 1)

Whiteman AFB, MO 5 October 660-687-6457

WI National Guard – Ft McCoy, WI 4-5 October 608-388-3716 (Note 12)

Wyoming National Guard-Cheyenne, WY 5 October 307-772-5421 (Note 7)

Fort Detrick, MD 10 October 301-619-9948

JB Myer-Henderson Hall, VA 11 October 703-696-5948

Carlisle Barracks, PA 12 October 717-245-4501

Fort Carson, CO 12 October 719-526-2840

JB Ellington Field-Houston 12 October 210-221-9004

Little Rock AFB, AR 12 October 501-987-6095

Travis AFB, CA 12 October 707-424-3904

Fort Riley, KS 18 October 785-239-3320

Vicenza, Italy 18 October 0444-71-7262

Redstone Arsenal, AL 18-19 October 256-876-2022

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 19 October 410-306-2320

Fort Gordon, GA 19 October 706-791-2654

Fort Meade, MD 19 October 301-677-9603

Camp Humphreys, KOR 19 October 010-3176-1696

Fort Sam Houston, TX 19 October 210-221-9004

NAS Pensacola, FL 19 October 850-452-5990\5991

Redstone Arsenal, AL 19 October 256-876-2022

Offutt AFB, NE 20 October 402-294-4566\2590

USAG Benelux 21 October 0032-65-44-7267

Kaiserslautern/Ramstein, GER 22 October 0631-411-8838

Stuttgart, GER 23 October 07031-15-3442

Ansbach, GER 24 October 0981-183-3301

Fort Rucker, AL 25 October 334-255-9124

Grafenwoehr, GER 25 October 09641-83-8539

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 25 October 937-257-3221

Fort Hood, TX 25-26 October 254-287-5210

Arizona ARNG – Phoenix, AZ 26 October 602-267-2545

Army in Europe/Wiesbaden, GER 26 October 0611-705-5338

Fort Leavenworth, KS 26 October 913-684-2425

Fort Polk, LA 26 October 337-531-0402

JB Anacostia-Bolling, DC 26 October 202-767-5244

JB Charleston, SC 26 October 843-963-2228

JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ 26 October 609-562-2666

Rock Island Arsenal, IL 26 October 563-322-4823

Moody AFB, GA (Retiree App Week) 27 Oct-2 Nov 229-257-3209

Fort Knox, KY 1-2 November 502-624-1765

Luke AFB, AZ 1-2 November 623-856-3923 (Note 2)

Fort Benning, GA 1 November 706-545-1805

JB Elmendorf-Richardson, AK 2 November 907-384-3500

JEB Little Creek, VA 2 November 757-462-7563/8863

Moody AFB, GA 2 November 229-257-3209

Navy Region Southwest-San Diego, CA 2 November 619-556-8987 (Note 9)

Daegu, KOR 9 November (DSN) 315-768-6052

Guam – Joint Region Marianas 9 November 671-366-2574 (Note 6)

Indianapolis, IN 16 November 502-624-1765 (Note 3)

Yongsan, KOR 16 November 02-7913-3735





1. RAD will be held at Fort Shafter


2. Tentative schedule, date may change


3. RAD will be held at old Fort Ben Harrison


4. Mystic Lake Joint Retiree Appreciation Day (JRAD). The deadline for the “early bird” registration is 16 August 2013. The pre-registration deadline is 6 September 2013. For more info, to register online, etc., please visit https://sites.google.com/site/metrojrad/home or contact RSO at 612-713-4664.


5. Military Appreciation Day

6. Host for Guam – Joint Region Marianas RAD is Andersen AFB, GU

7. 10th annual Retiree Conference

8. Retiree Appreciation Day Luncheon September 13, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dakota’s Club. The meal prices are $7.50 for club members and $9.50 for non-members.

People interested in attending the luncheon should reserve their seats as soon as possible, by calling the RAO at (605) 385-3600 or e-mailing 28bwrao@ellsworth.af.mil.


9. Annual Military Retiree Seminar and Resource Fair. The event will start at 0800 and will end at 1330. This year the Seminar will be held at “Four Points Sheraton Hotel, located at 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123.” You may contact the Retired Activities Office at E-Mail: rao@navylifesw.com and CNRSWRAO@navy.mil or Phone: (619)556 8987 for additional information.


10. Deadline for RSVP to attend Idaho Air RAD is 23 August 2013. RSVP online at http://nationalguard.idaho.gov/retirees/rsvp_form.aspx?service=Air


11. Retiree Appreciation Day Dinner will be held on Sept. 27, 2013. Evening activities will start at the Scott Club with a social hour at 5 p.m., and dinner at 6 p.m. (Club members price will be $21 per person. Non-members price will be $23 per person.) See newsletter at http://www.raolibrary.org/documents/Summer2013Newsletter.pdf for more information on pay-by-mail requirements, base access, etc. Also, with the increased security requirements at Scott AFB, it would be helpful in planning the RAD program if Scott personnel knew you were planning to attend; therefore, please complete and mail the information shown at http://www.raolibrary.org/documents/Summer2013Newsletter.pdf to Retiree Activities Office, 215 Heritage Drive, Scott AFB IL 62225-5009 before Sept. 18, 2013. Call 618-256-5092 or E-Mail scottrao@us.af.mil for more information.


12. The 25th Retiree Appreciation Day, sponsored by the Wisconsin National Guard Retiree Council will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2013, at the Wisconsin Military Academy, 90 South 10th Street, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Registration form and other information are available online at http://dma.wi.gov/dma/council/Retiree_Appreciation_Day.pdf. E-Mail widma.retiree@wisconsin.gov


13. MOAA El Paso 2013 Retiree Appreciation Day Reception & October Meeting. September 27, 2013. Time: 5:30 PM MST – 9:00 PM MST. Location: Underwood Golf Complex, 3200 Coe Ave, El Paso, TX 79904-4800. Please visit http://elpasomoaa.org/calendar_day.asp?date=9/27/2013 for registration, etc., information. E-Mail: info@elpasomoaa.org

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